Smith College Botanic Garden, Northampton

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  • August 5, 2017
    Thanks again for the sensory explosion Smith. I left feeling content yet again! Gorgeous plants, wonderful smells and a place for the kiddies to roam. Thank you.  more »
  • July 17, 2017
    We visited late on a weekend afternoon in July. The indoor arboretum closes at 4:00, so we could not see that, but the garden itself was wonderful. We particularly liked the dry alpine section, which ...  more »
  • July 13, 2017
    What a special place in the heart of Smith's campus. I did not appreciate this place enough when I was a student, but have really grown to love it on my trips back to campus.  more »
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  • May 20, 2017
    Super cool place to go to just got a relaxing afternoon. I was amazed about how many different plants they had... I even knew a few! I also love how it's donation based admission
  • June 19, 2017
    Unless you are a serious botanist, the significance of the the Systemic Garden plan will probably elude you. But there is plenty here for any level of plant lover to enjoy. The rock garden is well maintained and lovely to see in early to late spring. The tall (and very old) trees are impressive. You will be amazed by all the varieties of ferns in the shade gardens. These may not be the most manicured gardens you will find, but everything is well-labelled and there are ample pieces of literature and signs to guide you as you explore. The Lyman Plant House is one of the few remaining conservatories in the US built in the 19th century and is home to collections of succulents, ferns, tropical and subtropical plants, and epiphytes, all arranged biogeographically. Those who work with wood will enjoy testing their knowledge in the “Woods of the World Display” located near the restroom. The building is open most days from 8:30 - 4:00 pm. Suggested admission to the conservatory is a mere $2.00. Definitely worth a visit if you are in the Northampton area.
  • March 14, 2017
    Great place to visit, they don't charge admission, but donations help keep them going. I'm very surprised that they have such good hours 7 days a week. They also have events to look out for, both of your interested or if you want to avoid a crowd.
  • June 28, 2017
    Beautiful spring treat! Never miss their bulb show! Such fantastic beautiful flowers!
  • February 14, 2017
    When I visited this garden I knew I was at home and at peace. It smells lovely and the plants are well taken care of and each room is like a different biome for these plants. I can imagine coming here throughout all seasons of the year to take in the beautiful sights and smells that these plants emit.

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