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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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Breathe of Freshness

Who would believe on Feb 24 that the temp would be 73 degrees. A trip to the Botanic Gardens at Smith College to brighten up a already beautiful day. The displays made for a... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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Chicopee, Massachusetts
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Chicopee, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Who would believe on Feb 24 that the temp would be 73 degrees. A trip to the Botanic Gardens at Smith College to brighten up a already beautiful day. The displays made for a lovely day & the grounds outside were green waiting for Spring. Would come back during the Summer months to watch the flowers outside come alive. In... More 

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Springfield, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks 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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Thank Barbara W
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 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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Northampton, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2017

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 16 December 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 9 December 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 11 November 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 11 November 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 31 October 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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