Past Events

Botanic Garden Director Tim Johnson
Saturday, October 14, 2017

Saturday, October 14, 12:00 pm - Lyman PLant House

The Botanic Garden's new director, Tim Johnson, will be available from 12:00 to 1:00 pm to meet with visitors.

Japanese Garden stone lantern and rock basin
Friday, October 13, 2017

Friday, October 13, 4:00 pm
Ceremony at the Japanese Garden for Reflection and Contemplation

First designed in 1986, this garden has gone through many changes over the past 30 years. In its latest incarnation, the garden has been re-envisioned by Japanese garden consultant John Powell. It has been restored, while still respecting the original intent.

_Ficus carica_, fig
Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Tuesday October 3, 12 noon and 7:00 pm
Church Exhibition Gallery, Lyman Plant House

In this gallery talk, Victoria I discusses her experiences working with Wilhelmina Jashemski as well as the process of creating the illustrations, working with botanist Frederick Meyer at the U. S. National Arboretum and botanist Massimo Riccardi in Naples.

Friday, April 28, 2017

Arbor Day Lecture by Richard Higgins

Friday April 28, 12:00 noon - Campus Center Room 103/104 - lunch provided for the first 30 people

Trees were central to Henry David Thoreau’s creativity as a writer, his work as a naturalist, his thought, and his inner life. When he wrote that the poet loves the pine tree as his own “shadow in the air,” he was speaking about himself.

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Music in the Noon Hour

12:30 pm, Sweeney Concert Hall, Sage Hall

Musical tributes to some of the champion-sized trees and other remarkable and historic tree specimens that grace the Smith College Campus Arboretum — now recognized as an accredited arboretum and as a Tree Campus USA.

Bunchberry dogwood flowers
Friday, March 3, 2017

Botanical Explosions: The Evolutionary Impact of Ultra-fast Plants by Joan Edwards

Friday, March 3, 2017, 7:30 pm - Campus Center Carroll Room

This lecture explores ultra-fast plant movements through high-speed video.

Joan Edwards is a botanist whose research focus is plant-animal interactions. She is Professor and Chair of the Biology Department at Williams College.

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

The New Volunteer 2017 three day training session runs from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm each day. Registration is required.

Laurie Sanders
Friday, November 4, 2016

Understanding Northampton's Landscape:
A Sense of Place

Presented by Laurie Sanders '88, Co-Executive Director of Historic Northampton
LOCATION CHANGE: Campus Center Carroll Room - 7:30 pm

Friday, April 29, 2016

The Smith College Campus Tree Advisory Committee and students invite the community to celebrate our Champion Trees on Campus during Arbor Day, April 29th from 11:00 am-1:00pm.

Ginkgo tree
Thursday, April 21, 2016

Trees, Science, You and the Future presented by Lea Sloan, Vice President for Communications, American Forests

Thursday, April 21, 4:15 in the Neilson Library Browsing Room.

Science continues to gather compelling evidence of how physical and emotional health are essentially connected to trees and forests in ways that were likely more obvious to our ancestors. We’ll discuss those findings, and opportunities for you to get involved, and to change the way city planners, the health industry, developers, politicians and educators shape our future.

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