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Calendar of EventsFall 98
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September 3 -
September 17
  Distribution of ivy plants to incoming students
An annual gift from the Friends of the Botanic Garden
 
September 23
Wednesday, 12:15 p.m.
Burton Hall Room 101
  The Restoration of the Lanning Fountain:
A Representative Piece of the Landscape Master Plan
Shavaun Towers '71, FASLA, LLC, College Landscape Architect, Campus Master Planner, and Principal of Rolland/Towers.
 
October 9
Friday, 12:15 p.m.
Burton Hall Room 101
  The Process of Restoring the Lanning Fountain
Adam Jenkins, Assistant Preparator, Smith College Museum of Art, chronicles the restoration process.
 
October 17
Saturday, 9:00 a.m. -
4:30 p.m.
Wright Hall Auditorium
  Speaking of Architecture: A World View
A symposium exploring how architecture serves, both culturally and aesthetically, to enhance the lives of individuals and communities. Sponsored by the Smith College Museum of Art. Registration Fee.
Call 413-585-2760.
 
October 22
Thursday, 5:00 p.m.
Seelye 106
  Plant Introduction from Eastern Asia:
An Abbreviated History
A slide lecture by Stephen Spongberg, Ph.D., Executive Director, Polly Hill Arboretum. Reception following in Lyman Conservatory.
 
October 29
Thursday, 9:00 a.m.
Seelye 201
  History of Landscape Design
Guest lecture in Horticulture class, by Susan Komroff Cohen '62, ASLA, RLA, Principal, Susan Cohen Landscape Architecture and Coordinator, Landscape Design Program, New York Botanical Garden.
 
November 6
Friday, 5:30 p.m.
Seelye 106
  Fall Chrysanthemum Show Opening Lecture
Celebrating the American Landscape:
Lessons from Japanese Gardens

Claire Sawyers, Director, Scott Arboretum, Swarthmore College.
 
November 6
Friday, 6:45 p.m.
Lyman Conservatory
  Fall Chrysanthemum Show Opening Reception: Illuminated Conservatory and Japanese Tea House
Special evening hours.
Refreshments served.
 
November 10
Tuesday, 5:00 p.m.
McConnell B05
  DNA and Flowering Plant Classification: Problems and Solutions
Mark Chase, Ph.D, Head of the Molecular Systematics Section of the Jodrell Laboratory, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
 
December 12
Saturday, 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon
Lyman Conservatory Classroom
  Workshop: An Introduction to Ikebana, The Art of Japanese Flower Arrangement
Alice T. Unno, Certified Master of Ikenobo and Ohara Schools of Ikebana. Learn to view flowers and appreciate nature in a different way. Create your own arrangement and experience the art first hand. $25 fee includes all materials. Please pre-register.
 
Jan. 20, 21, 22
9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Lyman Conservatory
  Volunteer Training
Volunteers lead tours through the greenhouses and gardens, provide hospitality for events and assist with the international seed exchange and plant sale. Call 585-7580.
 
May 8
Saturday, 10:00 a.m. -
2:00 p.m.
Burton Lawn
  Spring Plant Sale
Specially propagated plants from the Smith College Botanic Garden (see the article on page 14). Mark this date on your calendars now! Special early 9:00 a.m. opening for members of the Friends of the Botanic Garden.
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13,250 People Visit the 1998 Bulb Show, by Madelaine Zadik spurred flowers
Nadine Shapiro '00
Although we always knew that a lot of people stand in line to see our annual Bulb Show, without accurate data we had no conception of exactly how many people were in those crowds. We were thrilled to discover that the Bulb Show this year captured the attention of 13,250 people anxiously awaiting signs of spring. Volunteers diligently took shifts during the two weeks of the March show and counted the people as they came. We surveyed over 200 of those visitors and about a third of them were first timers. We are continuing the counting process using a sampling technique to ascertain the annual visitation to the Conservatory. We will be counting each visitor at the fall Chrysanthemum Show. We hope we can count you in. decoration
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