Botanic Garden News
is published by the
Friends of the Botanic Garden
of Smith College
twice a year.
The Botanic Garden of Smith College
Northampton, Massachusetts 01063
Friends of the Botanic Garden of Smith
College Advisory Committee:
Interim Administrative Director & Conservatory Manager
Interim Assistant Director
Interim Curatorial Asst.
Noriko Sato '88, Co-Chair
Rebecca D. Truelove '91, Co-Chair
Lisa Morrison Baird '76
Sarah Szold Boasberg '58
Sarah K. Chase '90
Paula V. Cortes '70
Alex Metaksa Daugherty '86
Nancy Watkins Denig '68
Sydney Webber Eddison '54
Lynden Miller '60
Pamela Sheeley Niner '63
Cornelia Hahn Oberlander '44
Constance Parks '83
Catha Grace Rambusch '58
Shavaun Towers '71
Ruth J. Simmons,
President of Smith College
Susan Komroff Cohen '62
Paula Deitz '59
Botanic Garden News
Editor: Madelaine Zadik
Editorial Assistants: Constance Parks
here are numerous garden projects associated with the Landscape Master Plan, some in progress as I write, some planned for
the near future, and others requiring capital funding that fit into a 20 year planning horizon.
In 1999, the Botanic Garden staff will be working closely with Shavaun Towers, our campus landscape architect, on these
ongoing garden projects:
(For more details about some of these projects see Campus News on page 7.)
- Completion of the Edith Bramwell Reilly Hand Wildflower Garden in its new woodland site below the Presidentís House.
- Renovation of the Alice Orme Smith Rhododendron garden in its existing site (adjacent to the new site for the Wildflower
- Completion of phase II of the groundcover plantings in the new Lanning Fountain landscape.
- Renewal of the groundcover plantings in beds around and adjacent to College, Lilly, Pierce, and Seelye halls.
- Maintenance and rejuvenation of the arboretum collections.
- Monitoring, treatment, and, where necessary, removal of woolly adelgid infested hemlock trees.
- Planning for renovation of the walks and plantings throughout the Green Street corridor.
In addition, it is already time for the Landscape Master Plan
to be given an update by its authors. Work on this has already begun. When planning upcoming building projects, particular attention will be paid to the
impact on gardens, renovation of walkways, and long range planning for major landscape
he search for a new Director of the Botanic Garden is already well under way. During the interim period,
Rob Nicholson, our Conservatory Manager, will double as Interim Administrative Director. Madelaine Zadik,
our Education Coordinator, has been hired full-time to fill in as Interim Assistant Director and to teach the
Lissa Harris will continue in her role as Curatorial Assistant.
n the last issue of Botanic Garden News we inadvertently omitted Sandra-Leigh Sprecker as an Individual
Contributor to the Friends of the Botanic Garden. Our apologies.