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Dawn redwood
Saturday, March 3, 2018 to Friday, December 21, 2018

Extinction is a natural process and over millions of years, innumerable species and countless trees have gone extinct. However, today, human driven processes such as overexploitation, habitat loss and climate change are accelerating the rates of extinction for many species, including trees. Currently, 10% of all tree species are threatened with extinction.
Learn what's being done to help trees, and what you can do to make a difference.

lettuce growing in rows in a field
Tuesday, May 1, 2018 to Thursday, May 31, 2018

Physiology House, Lyman Conservatory

This exhibit, curated by June Ahn ’18, aims to explore the humble beginnings of what is now a ubiquitous salad green.
Although once weedy and quite bitter, the lettuce of today grows worldwide and in many different forms, including romaine, butterhead, stem, and curled. 
 June is a senior majoring in biology and minoring in landscape studies, with a focus in plants. She has worked at the Smith Botanic Garden since her sophomore year as an outdoor garden assistant, curatorial intern, and GIS liaison.

Poster announcing the Green Italian Class
Tuesday, May 1, 2018 to Thursday, May 31, 2018

Lyman Plant House

On exhibit are the final projects for Green Italian (ITL 235), an intermediate Italian conversation course taught by Bruno Grazioli and held at the Lyman Plant House. Through this class supported by the Botanic Garden’s Curricular Enhancement program, students acquire Italian vocabulary on botany and use these terms actively during class to describe plants, flowers, and the landscape. Other aims of the course are to help build students’ sense of the rich Italian biodiversity.

Students are presenting and explaining their creations at the last class meeting of the semester on Friday, May 4 at 10:00 am, Lyman Plant House. Presentations will be in Italian.

Tuesday, May 1, 2018 to Thursday, May 31, 2018

Physiology House, Lyman Conservatory

This year's advanced architectural design studios (Advanced Topics in Architecture, ARS386 and ARS388) taught by Elisa Kim explore alternative relationships between buildings, culture, and the environment.

In collaboration with the Botanic Garden and through a series of interrelated projects, each student began by choosing a plant of her choice, then designing and fabricating a miniature selfsustaining eco-unit intended to support the plant’s life.

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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