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Smith College Botanic Garden

Address: 15 College Lane, Northampton, MA
Phone Number: 413-585-2740
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Ranked #1 of 12 Attractions in Northampton
Type: Gardens, Outdoors
Activities: Hiking
Owner description: There are ten different garden types and a greenhouse in this Botanic Garden.
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Type: Gardens, Outdoors
Activities: Hiking
Owner description: There are ten different garden types and a greenhouse in this Botanic Garden.

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Springfield, Massachusetts
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30 reviews 30 reviews
11 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Went there to visit the flower show in the greenhouse and it was totally worth it, liked every part of it!

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Massachusetts
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12 reviews 12 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Spring Blub show is worth a drive to Northampton...just the smells and bells of the flowers make it an experience you'll remember, and want to come back again and again. Smith does a fine job of treating visitors to well planned gardens, and the greenhouse is really spectacular. Usually free but the Blub Show does have a small donation cost...

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Amherst, Massachusetts
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73 reviews 73 reviews
23 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

Smith College views the entire campus as part of the botanic garden. The greenhouses are well laid out and accessible with lots of explanatory information available. There is always something blooming and the smells are lovely. A must see during the bulb show in the spring and chrysanthemum show in the fall.

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Harwich, Massachusetts
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

Brought 20 family and friends as part of a celebratory weekend and was so impressed with the many rooms of beautiful plants and flowers. Accepts free will donations

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Provincetown, Massachusetts
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

This place is not on the beaten track, but well worth finding. It's interesting, eduactional and beautiful. A nice respite from the busy shopping areas.

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Denver, Colorado
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23 reviews 23 reviews
7 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

These gardens on the Smith campus are beautiful. If you enjoy botanic gardens take the time to walk through these.

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Northampton, Massachusetts
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Gorgeous plants, variety of eco-systems, well maintained. Fun with kids, just to wander and breathe, or to sit on a bench and admire the rain forest.

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Ware, Massachusetts
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 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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270 reviews 270 reviews
19 attraction reviews
98 helpful votes 98 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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