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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Plants of Pompeii: Ancient and Modern Medicinal Plants

Botanical illustrations created by Victoria I and Lillian Nicholson portray medicinal plants identified in the excavations of Pompeii. Come explore the varied ways both ancient Romans and modern Pompeians have used these plants.

Saturday, April 1, 2017 to Friday, December 15, 2017
Plants of Pompeii Conservatory Exhibit

Commencement & Reunion Exhibition
A live display in the Physiology House of some of the plants that are featured in the gallery exhibition, Plants of Pompeii: Ancient and Modern Medicinal Plants. Come and immerse yourself in the scents and greenery of botanical Pompeii.

Monday, May 1, 2017 to Wednesday, May 31, 2017
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Fall Chrysanthemum Show

Each fall as colors fade outdoors, a riot of color erupts indoors in the Lyman Conservatory at the Botanic Garden of Smith College.
Parking info.
Groups of 10 or more must schedule in advance.
Group visit info.

Hours: 10:00 am to 4:00 pm daily
Fridays - 10:00 am to 8:00 pm
The suggested donation is $5.00

Saturday, November 4, 2017 to Sunday, November 19, 2017