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Smith College Botanic Garden

15 College Lane, Northampton, MA
413-585-2740
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Ranked #1 of 15 attractions in Northampton
Type: Gardens
Activities: Hiking
Description: There are ten different garden types and a greenhouse in this Botanic Garden.
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Ware, Massachusetts
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW via mobile

We searched high and low for the perfect (and affordable) wedding venue. Our search ended at the conference center and Capen Garden at Smith College. The garden was PERFECT with hidden entry for the bride and gorgeous aisle under flower-covered trellises. All of our guests commented on our perfect timing with every flower in full bloom. The reception at the... More

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Wilbraham, Massachusetts
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80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

A nice place for an artist to set up an easel. Smith does a nice job with art and botanical garden. Have been there on several occasions.

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Chelmsford, Massachusetts
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

As a non-gardener, I was surprised how captivating I found these gardens. Expecting to spend a few minutes I was there for the best part of an hour.

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Shrewsbury
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74 reviews 74 reviews
9 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

A great place to wander around in to view a variety of tropical and local plants. I have taken my elderly Mom here on a weekday when there are less crowds. Parking can be a bit of a challenge if something is going on on campus.

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Keene, New Hampshire
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16 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

My husband and I like to visit the greenhouses at the end of a long New England winter when they are full of flowering bulbs. These are not massive theatrical displays of commonplace varieties. Instead, the emphasis is on fascinating forms, unusual colors and rare varieties. I unusually end up falling in love with some nifty type of rare bulb... More

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Western Mass
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6 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

There is a greenhouse of several rooms and habitats. The bulb show there is an annual event. They suggest a tiny donation of you wish. And the adjacent grounds and outdoor gardens are beautiful.

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northampton, MA
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40 reviews 40 reviews
9 attraction reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

They really go out of their way to add delightful touches, to teach us about plants. There's an exhibit of exotic wood, a cactus room with weird lithops, a tropics room that is a great winter escape. Plus little tiles and seats and winding paths. And that's just the greenhouse. In warmer weather outdoors there are pond plants, a rock... More

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Northampton, Massachusetts
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

A very pleasant way to spend a couple of hours with a visitor; especially if the weather is poor. The orchids are magnificent.

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Claremont, New Hampshire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014 via mobile

My family and I thoroughly enjoyed our visit. The tropical greenhouses were especially nice; this is a place we will be definitely visiting in the future!

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Northampton, Massachusetts
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9 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

When we have friends visit from out of town we often take them to visit the botanic garden at Smith College. The differing climates offer unique vegetation that is so enjoyable. Particularly in winter, this is a real escape. It has areas with some seating that makes for a great resting and meditating moment. Kudos to Smith for maintaining such... More

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