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Parker F. Scripture Botanical Gardens

The Gardens 

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.   

You can access the building for staff and restrooms on Weekdays from 8a-4p, please ring the doorbell 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, but the trails are not. Call for fees, details, and appointments.


Holly Wise
Consumer Horticulture Educator, Plant Science Educator
(315) 736-3394 x125

Last updated March 6, 2024