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Smith College Botanic Garden

15 College Ln, Northampton, MA
+1 413-585-2740
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A modest but lovely garden

We visited late on a weekend afternoon in July. The indoor arboretum closes at 4:00, so we could... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Central New Jersey
Fall Chrysanthemum Show Rocks!

What a special place in the heart of Smith's campus. I did not appreciate this place enough when I... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Chicago, Illinois
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There are ten different garden types and a greenhouse in this Botanic Garden.
  • Excellent76%
  • Very good22%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
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15 College Ln, Northampton, MA
+1 413-585-2740
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited late on a weekend afternoon in July. The indoor arboretum closes at 4:00, so we could not see that, but the garden itself was wonderful. We particularly liked the dry alpine section, which displayed many plants that are normally only seen near mountaintops....More

Thank MercerChow
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a special place in the heart of Smith's campus. I did not appreciate this place enough when I was a student, but have really grown to love it on my trips back to campus.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We didn't really know what to expect when we decided on a whim to visit, and because we were short on time, we decided to stick to the House & Conservatory and forgo the Gardens for the moment. I'm not sure what we missed in...More

Thank Ashley D
Reviewed May 30, 2017 via mobile

Stopped by this beautiful garden while biking locally. It was small but had many interesting bushes, trees and flowers. The greenhouses were full of flora as well. Definitely worth seeing if you have a spare hour or more if you bring a picnic lunch.

Thank Cttraveler66
Reviewed May 24, 2017 via mobile

This was a good stop for an overcast,cool day. We were lucky to grab one of the two free spots in front. Otherwise we would need to have parked on nearby streets and walked. Parking lots are permit only. There was a display of plants...More

Thank cityglow
Reviewed May 23, 2017 via mobile

Very pretty stroll and some impressive large trees, especially the ginkgo biloba. The greenhouse has some nice orchids and some interesting historical references having to do with the uses of some of the plants.

Thank Eastlight108
Reviewed May 21, 2017 via mobile

It was my first time attending the bulb show. My best friend was in town visiting and it was still pretty chilly out so we were looking for something to do. We made the right choice. Seeing and smelling all the spring flowers made you...More

Thank Weezie01375
Reviewed May 13, 2017

They have a wonderful indoor collection of plants from all over and different types of climates. Saw a cocoa tree and banana tree both with the fruit or seeds needed. The outdoor garden is not large but very pretty and extremely well cared for. Free...More

Thank Mark J
Reviewed May 1, 2017

Lots of things going on - all fascinating. The collections of miniature flowering plants and orchids were really excellent.

Thank Bob J
Reviewed May 1, 2017

I love this place! Several rooms of specimens, from desert to tropical plants. Especially beautiful in Spring and Fall, when they have the bulb and chrysanthemum shows.

Thank greywall2017
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Shiamin M
April 15, 2017|
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Response from gardnbug22 | Reviewed this property |
According to the web site it is open today. Even if the greenhouses are not open, the gardens and the grounds are gorgeous. You may call for more info.1-413-585-2740
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.