The mission of the Botanic Garden of Smith College is to foster education about the science, beauty, and importance of the plant kingdom through the use of outdoor and conservatory plant collections, gardens, displays, and exhibitions, and to preserve and maintain the historic Olmsted campus landscape.

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Plant Adaptation Up Close: A Biological and Artistic Interpretation

The Earth's diverse environments create many challenges for plant survival, and plants have evolved adaptations that allow them to thrive under hostile conditions. This exhibit explores these diverse adaptations, from clinging to rock cliffs to eating other plants.

Monday, May 2, 2016 to Sunday, March 26, 2017
Crocus tommasinianus 'Taplow Ruby'
Crocus in bloom!

Crocus tommasinianus 'Taplow Ruby', Woodland Crocus blooming beneath the Star Magnolia alongside the Plant House Pond.

Thursday, February 23, 2017
Bunchberry dogwood flowers
Bulb Show Opening Lecture

Botanical Explosions: The Evolutionary Impact of Ultra-fast Plants by Joan Edwards

Friday, March 3, 2017, 7:30 pm - Campus Center Carroll Room

This lecture explores ultra-fast plant movements through high-speed video.

Joan Edwards is a botanist whose research focus is plant-animal interactions. She is Professor and Chair of the Biology Department at Williams College.

Friday, March 3, 2017