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Smith College Botanic Garden

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Address: 15 College Lane, Northampton, MA
Phone Number: 413-585-2740
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Activities: Hiking
Description: There are ten different garden types and a greenhouse in this Botanic...
There are ten different garden types and a greenhouse in this Botanic Garden.
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still being re-designed

this small but lovely garden is still in the process of being redesigned. However, the border gardens, pond, and rock gardens are lovely

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 22, 2015
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Northampton, Massachusetts
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Northampton, Massachusetts
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

this small but lovely garden is still in the process of being redesigned. However, the border gardens, pond, and rock gardens are lovely

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

A beautiful place to visit. It's free and shows off the floral displays of the season. The spring bulb show is not to be missed!

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Pittsfield, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

We stumbled upon this gem on a recent visit to Northampton. We had a beautiful relaxing time as we strolled through this stunning botanical garden. They had greenhouses filled with exotic plantlife. I only wish I had thought to bring my camera, but I will be back as it is definitely worth a second trip!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Its a nice little collection of outdoor gardens, greenhouses, etc. on Smith College campus. You don't need to be a student to go and have a looksey. There's a wide variety of plants. Go and take a stroll!

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Northampton, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

This place is a fantastic respite from a snowy winter especially during the annual bulb show. The colors and smells are a welcome change and reminds me what is soon to come. You may want to go during the week to avoid the crowds. Entrance is free but donations are appreciated.

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Avon, CT
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

I've come here a couple times with my wife in late winter when the snow and ice just won't release its grip. This year is the worst, lol. Just went there for a respite yesterday on the last day of the bulb show. It was pretty crowded, which is frustrating, but the bulb area was really lovely and the rest... More 

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Boston, MA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Just the thing to soothe the soul of a long winter chill ... beautiful flowers, trees in every room and a moist and jungle feeling ... lots to see and lots to learn

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

Really wide variety of botanicals. Smith College is pretty campus also to visit. So like to have this botanical garden nearby to visit.

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Westbrook
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

The bulb show is on at Smith College Botanic Garden and it dazzles. There are thousands of tulips, hyacinth, daffodils, camellias and orchids adding color and the intoxicating scent of growing fragrant flowers to bleak winter. Ah what a joy to be surrounded by petals of all hues of blue, pink, purple, yellow . One does have to exit into... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

What an oasis in the middle of an ice storm...most definitely will be back again and again!!! Loved it. Well done!!

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