News & Announcements

Common hollyhock
Saturday, April 1, 2017 to Friday, December 15, 2017

This exhibit features plant portraits created by Victoria I and Lillian Nicholson Meyer for the book; A Pompeian Herbal by Wilhelmina Feemster Jashemski, the pioneer of garden archeology. The illustrations portray medicinal plants identified in the excavations of Pompeii and those that still grow in the area today. The text, adapted from the book, documents the varied ways both the ancient Romans and the modern Pompeians have used these plants. Many of them can be found in the Botanic Garden’s beds and greenhouses, or perhaps in your own garden.

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.

Monday, May 1, 2017 to Wednesday, May 31, 2017

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.

pink spider mum
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