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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, Nature & Parks
Activities: Hiking
Owner description: There are ten different garden types and a greenhouse in this Botanic Garden.
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Type: Gardens, Nature & Parks
Activities: Hiking
Owner description: There are ten different garden types and a greenhouse in this Botanic Garden.

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Western MA
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77 reviews 77 reviews
16 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Remarkable collection of plants in a series of greenhouses on Smith's Campus. Yearly Tulip and Chrysanthemum Shows in Spring and Fall are amazing and worth a trip.

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Springfield, Massachusetts
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30 reviews 30 reviews
11 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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
15 helpful votes 15 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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76 reviews 76 reviews
25 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 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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33 reviews 33 reviews
8 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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277 reviews 277 reviews
19 attraction reviews
102 helpful votes 102 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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