Smith College Botanic Garden
The Botanic Garden is a just like a museum or zoo, but its displays are living plants. The Botanic Garden welcomes school groups for guided tours of its greenhouses, one of the best collections of tropical, subtropical and desert plants in the country, as well as the outdoor gardens. In total, its collections showcase more than 6,600 different kinds of plants and our Exhibition Gallery features changing displays. Families may also explore on their own using an audio tour developed especially for children.
The Botanic Garden Web site describes the collections in the gardens and arboretum, as well as those housed in the Lyman Conservatory. It also features a Kids Corner page that includes a virtual tour and plant activities.
For more information, contact the Botanic Garden at (413) 585-2740.
Teacher's Resource Guide (PDF)
School Bus Subsidies (PDF)