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Smith College Botanic Garden

15 College Ln, Northampton, MA 01060-2901
+1 413-585-2740
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Exquisite diversity of plants indoors and out as well as many native plants in gardens

I have been to this botanic garden three times. Once for the bulb show and a walk down the path... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Wildflower01945
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Amherst, Massachusetts
A green gem in the heart of the Smith College campus

Tourists to Northampton might overlook the Smith College Botanic Garden, which serves as both an... read more

Reviewed July 10, 2018
Margaret G
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Northampton, Massachusetts
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There are ten different garden types and a greenhouse in this Botanic Garden.
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  • Very good23%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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15 College Ln, Northampton, MA 01060-2901
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+1 413-585-2740
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"spring bulb show"
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"banana trees"
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"entire campus"
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have been to this botanic garden three times. Once for the bulb show and a walk down the path across College Lane (March) and the other two times this summer (July and August). Each time there has been a difference in the flowers that...More

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Reviewed July 10, 2018 via mobile

Tourists to Northampton might overlook the Smith College Botanic Garden, which serves as both an oasis and teaching facility. Flower beds carefully designed and tended in all seasons. A rock garden at its height in spring but lovely throughout the growing season. And then, when...More

1  Thank Margaret G
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Reviewed June 29, 2018

Every March there is a donations-only bulb show and so beautiful. Absolutely a do not miss. Been going there now for many years. First with my son and now with friends while he attends with his girlfriend.

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Reviewed June 21, 2018 via mobile

This is a place to. Very enjoyable visit. A few different themed rooms and an outside area to explore or just sit and relax.

Thank Richard B
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Reviewed June 15, 2018 via mobile

Beautiful and plants/gardens are well marked. Definitely worth the visit. I especially liked the garden with plants grouped by scientific classification. It was interesting to see some unexpected plant relationships.

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Reviewed June 11, 2018

My wife and I stopped by to do some floral photography, and were impressed by the quality of the plants and flowers, and the staff.

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Reviewed June 8, 2018

Of limited size but very attractive and with an interesting selection of plants. Beautiful old glasshouses. Excellent labeling makes learning what plant you're looking at very easy.

Thank Gregory P
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Reviewed May 29, 2018

It's a wonderful place to stop in,especially after some of the winters we have been dealing with,a momentary escape from your work week and dealing with the cold wet weather!

Thank Hairman78
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Reviewed April 15, 2018

I only have wonderful things to say. Favorite quick retreat in winter. Warm, humid, and the sound of trickling water is such a soothing way to spend a cold February afternoon. Bring a toddler with you and watch the Koi or wander around yourself and...More

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Reviewed April 14, 2018 via mobile

What a beautiful place to visit on Saturday afternoon. Beautiful collection of all different types of plants. Quiet, peaceful and well-maintained. Right in the heart of beautiful Smith College. A must see if you are in the area.

Thank C B
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Shiamin M
April 15, 2017|
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Response from Barbara W | Reviewed this property |
8:30a.m -4 p.m. daily
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Kathy B
November 5, 2016|
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Response from Travel33871 | Reviewed this property |
I agree - 1-2 hours should be sufficient especially at tis time of year. The outside gardens may not have much to offer.
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