The mission of the Botanic Garden of Smith College is to foster education about the science, beauty, and importance of the plant kingdom through the use of outdoor and conservatory plant collections, gardens, displays, and exhibitions, and to preserve and maintain the historic Olmsted campus landscape.

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Smith College COVID-19 Information

In following the college's policy in response to COVID-19, the campus, including all buildings and outdoor facilities, is closed to the public until further notice.
Please visit the Smith College COVID-19 page for more information.

Monday, March 23, 2020 to Tuesday, September 1, 2020
The Art and Science of Dyeing, image of cloth samples colored using different natural dyes
The Art and Science of Dyeing

Now on exhibit!
Explore the fascinating world of natural dyes. Hanging textiles of silk, wool, and linen showcase the beautiful range of colors possible when dyeing with plants, while accompanying interpretation explains the science behind the process.

Monday, September 23, 2019 to Tuesday, June 30, 2020