Events

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Friday, March 3, 2017

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.

Saturday, March 4, 2017 to Sunday, March 19, 2017

A spectacular array of blossoming crocuses, hyacinths, narcissi, irises, lilies and tulips  provide an early glimpse of spring.
Parking info
Groups of 10 or more visiting the show must schedule in advance.
Group visit info. 

Saturday, March 25, 2017 to Sunday, March 26, 2017

Members ONLY:
Saturday, March 25, 9:00 am to 12:00 noon. Please bring your membership card.

General Public:
Saturday, March 25, 12:00 noon to 3:00 pm
Sunday, March 26, 9:00 am to 3:00 pm

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Music in the Noon Hour

12:30 pm, Sweeney Concert Hall, Sage Hall

This concert will feature musical tributes to some of the champion-sized trees as well as other remarkable and historic tree specimens that grace the Smith College Campus Arboretum — now recognized as an accredited arboretum and as a Tree Campus USA.

Friday, April 28, 2017

Arbor Day Lecture by Richard Higgins

Friday April 28, 12:00 noon - Campus Center Room 103/104 - lunch provided

Trees were central to Henry David Thoreau’s creativity as a writer, his work as a naturalist, his thought, and his inner life. When he wrote that the poet loves the pine tree as his own “shadow in the air,” he was speaking about himself.

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

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