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Smith College Botanic Garden

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Address: 15 College Ln, Northampton, MA 01060-2901
Phone Number: 413-585-2740
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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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Must-see even for non-gardeners

Amazing array of plant vegetation -- interesting even for those who are not green-thumbed. Remember it's a green house, though, it get warm and humid in there!

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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Rochester, New York
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Rochester, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Amazing array of plant vegetation -- interesting even for those who are not green-thumbed. Remember it's a green house, though, it get warm and humid in there!

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Northampton, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I am a Smith College alumnae, so I may be a bit biased, but the Botanic Garden is a great place to go to relax, breathe, and learn a thing or two about plants and flowers. There are several special events at the BG during the year, and during those times it can get crowded.

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Tucson, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We arrived by the Lyman Plant House and Conservatory just at closing (4 p.m.) so did not have the opportunity to enter and see the plants there. Instead, we used this facility as the starting point to enter the Botanic Garden, which is actually a group of six gardens nearby. A brochure with a map helped us to find three... More 

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East Granby, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stroll around the outdoor gardens first and enjoy the view of the pond. Explore the interior greenhouse.....the tropical garden gets humid but has strange and fascinating plants, flowers and fruits (our favorite).

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East Haddam, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is one of the hidden gems of the area. Great for all lovers of nature, art and beauty. Many, many gardens and but the highlight is the greenhouses, which are the perfect foil to a cold winters day. Runs on a donation basis and is typically not crowded which makes it a great place to spend a quite afternoon... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This garden has a large variety of plants from all over the world. There is a audio tour that is very informative about all the different plants. A must if you are in North Hampton.

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Brattleboro, Vermont
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

After several years my huband and I returned to the gardens on a warm summer day. We had very mixed reactions. The greenhouse is as comprehensive as ever; the outdoor garden decent -- not as large as one might expect, but it never has been -- and wilting in the summer sun. Our main purpose was to enjoy once more... More 

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Whately, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It is especially nice in the winter. Walking into the arboretum is like walking into summer in January. The annual Bulb show in the Spring equates to the promise of warmer weather and gardening. Always a pleasure to stop and visit!

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Bergen County, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2016

The substantial greenhouses are rewarding even in winter. The pond and modest outdoor gardens are lovely for 9 months of the year. Not as big as a famous public garden, but good for 45 minutes to an hour.

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Northampton, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016 via mobile

Looking for Hope spring will come? We so enjoy a walk thru the gardens to be warm, see flowers and growth and marvel at the amazing variety Always something new each year. Fun activity for all age groups Love seeing the picture plant every year

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