News & Announcements

volunteers with group
Wednesday, January 17, 2018 to Friday, January 19, 2018

The next three day Volunteer Training Session will be held from 9:00am – 4:00 pm on January 17, 18 and 19, 2018. Registration is required. Fill out an application today!

Training includes a history of the botanic garden; tours of greenhouses; some basic botany and horticulture; commercial, medicinal and food plants of the Botanic Garden and how to guide visitors and school groups.

Common hollyhock
Saturday, April 1, 2017 to Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Extended through January 2018!

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.

Friday, November 3, 2017 to Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Extended through January 2018!!

Ruth B. Wilson ’46 majored in English literature and took as much studio art as was then allowed. Her time spent in the Botanic Garden ignited a love of plants and flowers that continues to this day. Some twenty years after her time at Smith, Ruth Wilson Sutro began studying etching. For her, the etchings presented in this display bring back the memory of those afternoons at Smith when the greenhouses were a welcome source of entertainment and wonder.

Dawn redwood
Friday, March 2, 2018 to Monday, December 31, 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.

spring tulips
Saturday, March 3, 2018 to Sunday, March 18, 2018

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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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