Dedicated in 1985 and rededicated in 1996, to honor a local nurseryman and former County Legislator, Parker F. Scripture, the Parker F. Scripture Botanical Gardens surround Cornell Cooperative Extension of Oneida County and are situated on 15 acres of land owned by Oneida County. These community / educational gardens are maintained by approximately 50 Master Gardener Volunteers.
Our gardens are open for viewing daily from dawn to dusk and are free of charge to the public.
We currently have a "mandatory mask" order inside our building. You can access the building for staff and rest rooms Weekdays 8a-4p, please ring the door bell at the front door. To meet with a staff member it's best to call ahead for an appointment.
The gardens features:
We invite local garden clubs, school groups and anyone who is interested, to enjoy the unique learning opportunity of interacting with nature while learning about various tree and flower species, insects and wildlife. There is a nominal fee for guided tours (with a maximum of 30 people per group) and a pavilion is available for picnics. The gardens and pavilion are wheelchair accessible, the trails are not. Call for fees, details and appointments.
Last updated February 7, 2022