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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Victoria Johnson portrait
Fall Chrysanthemum Show Opening Lecture 2018

AMERICAN EDEN: David Hosack, Botany, and Medicine in the Garden of the Early Republic

Presented by Victoria Johnson, Phd.

7:30 pm Campus Center Carroll Room - free and open to the public
Followed by a reception, book signing and view of the Chrysanthemum Show at the Lyman Plant House.

In this lecture featuring her book, American Eden, Johnson rescues Hosack, (family doctor and friend to both Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr, and attending doctor at the famous duel) from obscurity and highlights his significant contributions to botany and medicine.

Friday, November 2, 2018
Dawn redwood
Vanishing Acts: Trees Under Threat

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, December 21, 2018
pink spider mum
Fall Chrysanthemum Show

Each fall as colors fade outdoors, a riot of color erupts indoors in the Lyman Conservatory at the Botanic Garden of Smith College.
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Groups of 10 or more must schedule in advance.
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Hours: 10:00 am to 4:00 pm daily
Fridays - 10:00 am to 8:00 pm
The suggested donation is $5.00

Saturday, November 3, 2018 to Sunday, November 18, 2018