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Smith College Botanic Garden

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Address: 15 College Lane, Northampton, MA
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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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My favorite winter spot

I visit this garden at least 6 times a year. I especially like to visit during the cold and dark winter months. My favorite rooms are the cactus house and the jungle room. The... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
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Springfield, Massachusetts
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Springfield, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I visit this garden at least 6 times a year. I especially like to visit during the cold and dark winter months. My favorite rooms are the cactus house and the jungle room. The jungle room (my name for it) has a paved path and a bench for sitting on under the canopy of banana trees and other lush tropical... More 

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Northampton, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Smith College Greenhouse is a light, glass, early 20th century building that's been updated and modernized...Accessible, inviting and colorful. Twice a year ( fall and spring) Smith students offer a bulb show in the early spring, and a mum show in the fall. There's a true hot hose with tropical plants including a banana tree that grew so tall... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

An outstanding collections of non-native plants in a very accessible location. Easily walked thru. From rain forest to desert plants. All is well planned out. Be sure to see the wood display and the earth history mural. A must stop place for any plant lover, especially in winter.

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Thank Richard P
Northampton, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A great place to wander about, particularly in cold weather ! Great collection of orchids, bromeliads, nice bulb show once a year,

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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 16, 2016

Great place to check out particularly in the nice weather. Lots to see, easy to get in and out while checking out the Smith campus.

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Vermont
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 9, 2016

This is a magical place in the heart of Downtown Northampton, Massachusetts. No matter the time of year this special indoor garden space is sure to please.

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Amherst, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 11, 2016 via mobile

Absolutely beautiful. Everyone should get over to Smith College Botanic Garden and enjoy all the spectacular colors, sizes and shapes of the chrysanthemums. It will certainly reset your spirits!

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Amherst, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 11, 2016 via mobile

I have been to the Smith College botanical garden and the Spring Flower Show before, but today we visited the greenhouse filled with gorgeous crysanthamums. Walls of color, beautiful varieties, and overall a well done display. Most of the flowers were at peak bloom.

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 31, 2016

This quirky greenhouse and garden is well worth a stop if you are in Northampton. The greenhouse rooms go on and on, and the sheer quantity of plants is astounding. Children (and adults) will be delighted at the unusual specimens.

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Manchester, Connecticut
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2016

This place is a delight to the eye. It is a great place to visit through the seasons. In November they offer the Fall Chrysanthemum Show which I understand gives one a new meaning to both autumn and chrysanthemums. Can't wait to go back.

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