Events

Saturday, September 28, 2019

The Botanic Garden + Design Thinking Initiative invite you to a Natural Dyeing Workshop with fiber artist Michelle Parrish. Participants will learn about dyeing with indigo and marigold, while having the opportunity to create their own uniquely designed textile. Please note that this event requires pre-registration and space is limited. Register now. You are not registered until receiving email confirmation.

Yoko Kawai
Friday, November 1, 2019

Space for Well-being: Japanese Spatial Concepts in Gardens and Architecture by Yoko Kawai

Friday, November 1, 2019 at 7:30 pm, Campus Center Carroll Room
Followed by a reception and preview of the Chrysanthemum Show in the Lyman Plant House and Conservatory
Free and open to the public

Why do we feel contemplative in Japanese gardens and architecture? Can our physical environment foster our mindfulness and well-being? Yoko Kawai, lecturer at Yale School of Architecture and co-founder of Mirai Work Space, discusses the mind-body-space relationship found in Japanese gardens and architecture that is instrumental to mindfulness.

pink spider mum
Saturday, November 2, 2019 to Sunday, November 17, 2019

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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Hours: 10:00 am to 4:00 pm daily
Fridays - 10:00 am to 8:00 pm
The suggested donation is $5.00

spring tulips
Saturday, March 7, 2020 to Sunday, March 22, 2020

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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