What's In Bloom

Pink rose petals spell out the word "LOVE"
Wednesday, June 8, 2022

June is the time for roses! They can be found in most of the gardens on campus. Read more about Roses are a blooming!

Camellia japonica 'Nuccio's Cameo'
Friday, December 17, 2021

Camellias, know as the rose of winter in southern gardens, are in the Theaceae family. There are thousands of cultivars in this genus, the one pictured here is Camellia japonica 'Nuccio's Cameo'. 
Read more about Camellia Time!

Large white bell shaped flower with a cluster of yellow stamens and stigma in the middle
Tuesday, July 20, 2021

The stunningly beautiful flowers of Hylocereus undatus produce edible fruits, hence the common name: Dragon Fruit! Read more about Nightblooming Cactus!

Helleborus niger 'Potter's Wheel', white flowers with yellow stamens
Wednesday, March 31, 2021

Helleborus niger 'Potter's Wheel' is a late winter, early spring blooming plant in the Ranunculaceae family. Its flowers, unlike most Hellebores, face outward. It's simple beauty is a delight to behold. Read more about Blooming Hellebore!

Hamamelis virginiana, native woodland witch hazel
Friday, December 18, 2020

Hammemallis virginiana, common or woodland witch hazel is the last blooming native of the year. It defies the chill of a frosty December morning and calls out to any pollinators that might still be buzzing around our New England forests. Read more about Blooming Witch Hazel

Nerine sarniensis, Guernsey Lily
Friday, October 23, 2020

Nerine sarniensis is a South African plant in the Amarylladaceae family. Common names include Guernsey Lily, Jersey Lily, Cornish Lily and Cape flower. Classified as a half hardy bulb, in the Northeast, it would not survive in winter.
Read more about Guernsey Lily blooms!

Carnivorous plants in the bog garden in bloom.
Friday, July 31, 2020

The new Bog Garden outside the Succulent House showcases carnivorous plants. Among these are pitcher plants and Venus flytraps. Read more about Bog plants bloom!

Bulbophyllum pecten-veneris image showing small orange spiked flowers held on a single stalk
Friday, July 10, 2020

Bulbophyllum-pecten-veneris is an epiphytic orchid native to lowland forest of China, South Vietnam, Laos and Thailand.
Read more about Bulbophyllum Orchid Blooms

The Rock Garden at the Botanic Garden of Smith College
Wednesday, June 10, 2020

Spring is the time to visit the Rock Garden! It is home to over 800 different types of alpine, dwarf, and woodland plants, making it the most intensively planted area on the Smith campus.
Read more about Rock Garden in Bloom!

Thunia Gattonensis 'Adagent'
Tuesday, May 19, 2020

Thunia Gattonensis 'Adagent', hybrid Thunia orchid.   Read more about Thunia Blooms!

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