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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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Northampton, Massachusetts
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30 reviews 30 reviews
7 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014 NEW

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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Massachusetts
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

A floral jewel in Northampton on a bitter winter day. The flowering Spring bulbs and trees/shrubs were in full bloom. In addition, the various rooms had displays of flora from multiple habitats. Everything was marked and taxonomically correct. Friendly staff!

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Putney, Vermont
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37 reviews 37 reviews
6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

Found this garden through tripadvisor and it was worth the day trip to see. Can't beat that it is donation based and is a great escape activity for the winter time. My husband and I enjoyed the trip to the garden and even though it is small it was very nice. We arrived at the end of the day but... More

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Guangzhou, China
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18 attraction reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

6 of us got lost in all of the cool exhibit rooms ... We loved the different plants - and LOVED that it was still so warm inside. Awesome variety - with some of the coolest plants I've ever seen.... Like the CACAO plant. Must visit - don't forget to donate (free admission). It'll take about 2 hours to get... More

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Westhampton MA
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2013

A wonderful place to visit anytime, especially in the dreary Fall/Winter months. I have been to see "special" events here (rare, exotic blooming species) and especially enjoyed the outdoor gardens/landscapes. Of special note: the Spring bulb show.

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Northampton, Massachusetts
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28 reviews 28 reviews
9 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

It's a real beautiful experience. There are some rare type flowers there. It's amazing if you have never been. The variety of plants, flowers, trees are just magnificent. There is a foul smelling flower nick named the " corpse flower" its the Titan Arum it is native to the rainforests in Indonesia It blooms once every 4 to 5 years.... More

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Northampton, Massachusetts, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

In the fall, the botanicals are rich and ripe with beautiful oranges, reds, yellows. In the early spring, the bulbs are magnificent and bright, and have you longing with blooms ahead...

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MA
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31 reviews 31 reviews
3 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2013

Vast varieties of plants and flowers; set in different climates. My favorite was the "warm climate" room, I felt like I was in a tropical jungle, huge full trees in there! Everyone was pleasant. Cost is only a $2 donation. We went in Nov. I'm going back in the spring and summer when the outside will be grown in also.

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West Hartford, CT
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2013

Loved the woods of the world display and the variety of plants from different climates. The women at the front desk were pleasant and helpful.

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montague
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13 reviews 13 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

Magnificent botanic gardens and glass houses, koi pond, tropical delights. Serenity and warmth year round. A must stop for any gardener. We never miss the Spring Bulb Show, and we go there often to take some deep breaths. Fabulous!

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