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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Tuesday, December 4, 2018 to Tuesday, January 1, 2019
Dawn redwood
Vanishing Acts: Trees Under Threat

EXTENDED! through January 18, 2019 (NOTE: the Lyman Plant House is closed for winter break: December 22, 2018 - January 1, 2018)

Extinction is a natural process and over millions of years, innumerable species and countless trees have gone extinct. However, today, human driven processes such as overexploitation, habitat loss and climate change are accelerating the rates of extinction for many species, including trees. Currently, 10% of all tree species are threatened with extinction.
Learn what's being done to help trees, and what you can do to make a difference.

Saturday, March 3, 2018 to Friday, January 18, 2019
spring tulips
Spring Bulb Show

HOURS: 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM daily.
Friday, Saturday and Sunday extended hours 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
A spectacular array of blossoming crocuses, hyacinths, narcissi, irises, lilies and tulips  provide an early glimpse of spring.
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Groups of 10 or more visiting the show must schedule in advance.
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Saturday, March 2, 2019 to Sunday, March 17, 2019