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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One Day Bulb Sale for Members of the Friends of the Botanic Garden

9:00 am to 3:00 pm Saturday, March 23

Saturday, March 23, 2019
Making Space: The Changing Landscape of Smith College

From the original 13 acres purchased in 1871 to the 147 acres that make up the contiguous campus today, the Smith College campus has grown and changed to respond to the needs of the times. What makes the campus meaningful to you? Visitors are invited to consider their own relationship to the surrounding landscape and share their thoughts and memories. As Smith undertakes development of a new landscape master plan, MAKING SPACE, is a timely exhibit which encourages viewers to reflect on the past and consider the future of the campus. 

Making Space: The Changing Landscape of Smith College was adapted from the research and writing of Krista Smathers ’18 with contributing author and researcher Faye Wolfe.


Monday, February 11, 2019 to Sunday, June 30, 2019
Volunteer Training 2019

The Botanic Garden is now recruiting volunteers to train to lead tours for groups of school children and adults.

Wednesday, June 5, 2019 to Friday, June 7, 2019