2023 Spring Bulb Show

Saturday, March 4, 2023 to Sunday, March 19, 2023

With over 8,000 bulbs brought to flower, you won’t want to miss this year’s Spring Bulb Show. From daffodils to hyacinths, tulips (of course) to freesia, fritillaria to muscari, Lyman Conservatory will be the place you want to visit come early March. Our greenhouse horticulturists and Smith College work study students have been hard at work coaxing these bulbs to flower for the show. This year’s show will also feature something new: commissioned artwork from three Smith College student artists. 

The Bulb Show Opening Lecture will be given by Rachel Beth Sayet, at 7:30 on March 3rd in the Carroll Room. Learn more

2023 Bulb Show Hours are:

Sunday-Thursday, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm 
Friday & Saturday, 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Members-only hours, 9:00 - 10:00 am daily

Not a member, but wish you were so you could attend the members-only hours? Sign up today!

For groups of 10 or more, be sure to sign up in advance on our website.

Please note, there is no parking on College Lane during the flower show.  There is free on-street parking near campus, as well as parking options throughout the campus. Check the map for more information. 

Additional Exhibits at Lyman:

While visiting the show, don’t miss the Into the Glasshouse exhibit on display in the Church Gallery featuring stunning student work that was inspired by the plant collection at Lyman. And be sure to walk through the other Lyman houses to view the artwork created from students in the J-Term botanic garden paper making class, Papermaking with Plants.