Events

Thursday, April 26, 2018

Thursday April 26 at 1:00 pm and 3:00 pm on the Smith College campus.

1:00 pm, west side of Sage Hall - Franchet's Maple, Acer sterculiaceum ssp. franchetii
3:00 pm, at the bottom of the new Crew House ramp - Pawpaw

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Join John Berryhill, Landscape Curator and a Certified Arborist, for a tree planting demonstration. Learn about the stresses and challenges facing transplanted trees. John will discuss selection of a good nursery specimen, proper timing and techniques, aftercare, pruning, and offer tips from his years of experience. Bring your questions and join the conversation.

Monday, April 30, 2018

Nature's Temples: Understanding and Honoring Old-growth Forests
by Joan Maloof
7:00 pm in the Smith Conference Center Oak Room

What do you know about the forest cover of the planet, and of Massachusetts specifically? Are we gaining forest land or losing forest land? Are there any untouched forests left? If so, where could you experience one? Why are ancient forests so important and how can we preserve the ones that are left? In this Arbor Day talk we will turn our attention to the silent plants and animals who cannot speak for themselves. We will take some time to connect with our forest heritage and imagine a greener future.

College Hall elm tree
Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Music in the Noon Hour 

12:30 PM, Sweeney Concert Hall, Sage Hall

Mary Hubbell, soprano; Monica Jakuc Leverett, piano.
Songs and piano pieces by Schumann, Liszt, Brown, Joplin and more. Featuring the premiere performance of a new song by Gregory W. Brown, dedicated to the College Hall American elm, with text by Naila Moreira.
Co-sponsored by the Smith College Music Department.

pink spider mum
Saturday, November 3, 2018 to Sunday, November 18, 2018

Saturday, November 3 through Sunday, November 18, 2018
Each fall as colors fade outdoors, a riot of color erupts indoors in the Lyman Conservatory at the Botanic Garden of Smith College.
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Groups of 10 or more must schedule in advance.
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Hours: 10:00 am to 4:00 pm daily
Fridays - 10:00 am to 8:00 pm
The suggested donation is $5.00

spring tulips
Saturday, March 2, 2019 to Sunday, March 17, 2019

HOURS: 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM daily.
Friday, Saturday and Sunday extended hours 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
A spectacular array of blossoming crocuses, hyacinths, narcissi, irises, lilies and tulips  provide an early glimpse of spring.
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Groups of 10 or more visiting the show must schedule in advance.
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