What’s New?

orange and purple chrysanthemums

Tuesday, November 7
12 noon to 4:00 pm
Lyman Plant House

Visit the dazzling Fall Chrysanthemum Show, take a  guided tour of different habitats around the world in the Lyman Conservatory!
Information will be available about bringing your classes for guided tours and how to schedule class visits and tours.

Tuesday, November 7, 2017
Japanese Garden stone lantern and rock basin

Friday, October 13, 4:00 pm
Ceremony at the Japanese Garden for Reflection and Contemplation

First designed in 1986, this garden has gone through many changes over the past 30 years. In its latest incarnation, the garden has been re-envisioned by Japanese garden consultant John Powell. It has been restored, while still respecting the original intent.

Friday, October 13, 2017
Houston Food Bank logo

Visit the Botanic Garden Lyman Plant House through September 10,  and your donation will go to the Houston Food Bank’s efforts to provide food, water, and shelter to those affected by Hurricane Harvey.

Saturday, September 2, 2017 to Sunday, September 10, 2017
Systematics Garden

Join staff and volunteers of the Botanic Garden of Smith College in witnessing this fascinating event from the beautiful garden area next to the Lyman Plant House.

Monday, August 21, 2017
Botanic Garden Director Tim Johnson

Saturday, October 14, 12:00 pm - Lyman PLant House

The Botanic Garden's new director, Tim Johnson, will be available from 12:00 to 1:00 pm to meet with visitors.

Saturday, October 14, 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.

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

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.

Saturday, April 1, 2017 to Wednesday, January 31, 2018
2016 student hybrid mum contest winner flower picture

This year's winner is Elizabeth (Lizzie) Pendlebury '18 with hybrid #15! Lizzie has been a Botanic Garden greenhouse volunteer from 2014 - 2016 and summer intern in 2015. She will be inducted into the Mum Show Hall of Fame, congratulations Lizzie!

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

The Botanic Garden is proud to unveil a new 60-foot mural, consisting of eight panels depicting great moments in plant evolution.