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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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What a gem!!!

First of all, the entire Smith College campus is one large, living garden and arboretum in itself. Laid out over a hundred years earlier, according to an Olmsted plan, it is... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
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Bristol, Connecticut
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Bristol, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

First of all, the entire Smith College campus is one large, living garden and arboretum in itself. Laid out over a hundred years earlier, according to an Olmsted plan, it is filled with gigantic specimens of native and exotic tree. There a quite a few enormous and majestic American Elm trees that have been spared from Dutch Elm disease. What... More 

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Hadley, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I'm a frequent visitor. I love going at odd times like a Tuesday morning to enjoy peace and quiet and contemplate the only cacao and coffee trees I know of in Massachusetts. The spring Bulb Show and fall Mum show are always a treat for the eyes and nose, but it can be as crowded as a NYC subway car... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The campus had a very welcoming feel. The flowers were blooming it was lovely. I look forward to visiting in the fall.

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Utica, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 580 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

On the Smith College campus, the Conservatory is the biggest hit -- thousands of different plants from around the world. All marked with their names and the places from which they came... both a warm plant house and a cool house. We continued on through a dozen different gardens -- the rock garden, the water, the pool, the wilderness walk.... More 

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West Hartford, Connecticut
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We indulged and spent hours walking around campus and the Botanic Gardens on a warm summer day! The flowers were gorgeous and I got a few great ideas for a perennial garden I am planning. The Lyman Plant House and Conservatory was remarkable - full of interesting plants from all categories and wonderful to stroll each section one by one.... More 

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Northampton, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place is a lovely old Victorian greenhouse. Having done a bit of traveling myself the different landscapes within can remind me of visiting other continents or places. In winter this place is a haven of light, humidity and warmth! Take off your sweater. The spring bulb show ends winter a few weeks early and is probably the best place... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Quite an impressive collection of botanicals! It goes on and on, with an amazing array of plants. Only complaint was that it went on so long that I got a bit overwhelmed.

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Rochester, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2016

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 August 23, 2016

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 August 22, 2016

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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