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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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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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It is especially nice in the winter. Walking into the arboretum is like walking into summer in January. The annual Bulb

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
btaylorquilts
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Whately, Massachusetts
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Brattleboro, Vermont
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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 2 days ago NEW

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 5 days ago NEW

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 1 week ago 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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Upstate NY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

While visiting Smith with our daughter, we stopped in here. Amazing collection of plants from around the world, all labeled and displayed in rooms organized by type. Person at the desk was friendly and helpful. I look forward to stopping by for some of their specials flower shows in the future.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I loved the variety of plants in the greenhouse. Interesting garden beds on the lawns outside as well. Make sure you look at the samples of over 100 different varieties of wood boards.

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Hartford, Connecticut
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

visited first week of July. Not much going on-thousands of plants in the greenhouses -great if you are into that. I was expecting large beautiful gardens,felt a bit let down walking around the grounds.

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Conway, MA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There is so much to see, and smell in the green house, and if you can get there during the Spring Bulb Show, you will be thrilled!

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Southbridge, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016

I dragged my fiance here last spring during the last day of their spring bulb show. I had been when I was a little kid and knew it was awesome but he'd never been. He loved it so much that we plan to visit again soon. The staff were very inviting. There is a suggested donation to enter. The collection... More 

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Haarlem, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016

My mother treks out twice a year for their flower shows. There is always a new exhibit in the greenhouse when I visit. This most recent visit had an exhibit about scents.

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