The Botanic Garden of Smith College fosters environmental and social justice through teaching and learning about plants, people, and place.


Curating plant collections that help us tell stories about plant and human diversity  

Training students to be informed and impactful change agents

Preparing educators to develop effective, interdisciplinary, learner-centered experiences 

Welcoming visitors to explore, learn, and contribute their knowledge

Cultivating spaces and landscapes that stimulate thought, foster well-being, and facilitate collaboration

Student sitting in swing among yellow fall foliage

The more that I research the campus history, the more evident the influence of the Botanic Garden becomes—past, present, and future.


Steven Moga, Assistant Professor, Landscape Studies