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  The Botanic Garden
Smith College
Northampton, MA 01063
Phone: (413) 585-2740
garden@smith.edu


decoration Lyman Conservatory Hours:
8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. daily, year-round
Closed:
Thanksgiving Day and December 24 through January 3.

PLEASE CALL AHEAD FOR ALL GROUP VISITS!

decoration Admission: Free (donations gratefully accepted)
decoration Directions: Go to our Visitor Services & Information page. Includes maps.
decoration Do we sell plants? No.
decoration Do we sell seeds? No, but other botanical gardens may order from the Index Seminum--an international seed exchange among gardens. We do sell other gift items:  T-shirts, aprons, mugs, prints, and booklets about the Botanic Garden.
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decoration 1200 types of woody trees and shrubs
decoration 2200 types of hardy herbaceous plants
decoration 3200 types of tender herbaceous and woody plants in greenhouses
decoration 6600 different kinds of plants, with altogether approximately 10,000 total on campus
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decoration Size: 12,000 square feet
decoration Age: Various glasshouses date from 1895, 1901, 1952, and 1981
decoration Average temperature: Varies by house, with minimum of 50°F (10°C) in coolest house and 70°F (21°C) in Palm House, and a summer maximum of over 100°F (38°C) in all greenhouses, even with shading and hosing down!
decoration Heating: Low-pressure steam
decoration Irrigation: Hand watering
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Botanic Garden staff members have responsibility for all campus trees; all named gardens, including Capen Garden and Trudy’s garden (at the Alumnae House); the area within the triangle of Elm Street, Green Street and College Lane; and the areas surrounding Ford Hall, Sage Hall and the Mendenhall Center for the Performing Arts. Other areas of campus are maintained by Facilities Management.
decoration Hours: Open daily, year-round
decoration Admission: Free, (donations are always appreciated)
decoration Size: 127 acres
decoration Location: Northampton, Massachusetts
latitude: 42° 19' N longitude: 72° 38' W altitude: 61 m (190 feet)
decoration USDA Hardiness Zone: 5a/5b
decoration Meteorological data:
Average annual precipitation: 1092 mm (43 inches)
Absolute maximum temperature: 38.0°C (100°F)
Absolute minimum temperature: minus 30°C (minus 22°F)
Average annual temperature: 9.1°C (48°F)
Average monthly temperature: Jan., minus 4.8°C (23°F) Feb., minus 3.2°C (26°F) Mar., 1.7°C (35°F) Apr., 8.3°C (47°F) May, 14.0°C (57°F) June, 19.2°C (67°F) July, 22.0°C (72°F)Aug., 20.8°C (69°F) Sept., 16.7°C (62°F) Oct., 11.3°C (52°F) Nov., 4.9°C (41°F) Dec., minus 2.4°C (28°F)
   
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Last updated on Thursday, October 28, 2010.