What's In Bloom

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.

Thunia Gattonensis 'Adagent'
Tuesday, May 19, 2020

Thunia Gattonensis 'Adagent', hybrid Thunia orchid.  

Trillium recurvatum, prarie trillium, blooming.
Friday, May 1, 2020

Trillium recurvatum is a perennial herbaceous spring flowering epehmeral. Common names include Prarie Trillium, Bloody Butcher and Reflexed Trillium.

Hamamelis X Intermedia 'Pallida', Pallida Chinese Whichhazel
Monday, February 17, 2020

Hamamelis X Intermedia 'Pallida', Pallida Chinese Witch hazel, a deciduous woody shrub, is part of the Botanic Garden's campus arboretum. These diciduous plants bloom in midwinter through spring. The flowers are  quite fragrant.

Camellia japonica 'Tama-no-ura', flower with five pink with white edge petals and a central cluster of of stamens and a central array of white
Wednesday, January 8, 2020

The Camellia Corridor comes alive every winter when the Camellias bloom! The species pictured is named Camellia japonica 'Tama-no-ura'.

Haemanthus albiflos, paintbrush plant in bloom.
Monday, November 25, 2019

Haemanthus albiflos, also called paintbrush is native to South Africa. It is a member of the Amaryllidaceae family and is the most commonly know species in its genus. The flowers are long lived and the attractive evergreen foliage makes this a very popular plant.

Booming Chrysanthemums
Tuesday, November 12, 2019

The Lyman Conservatory Physiology and Cold Storage greenhouses come alive with color during the annual Fall Chrysanthemum Show.

Aechmea cylindrata - Matchstick air plant
Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Aechmea cylindrata is a Bromeliad species native to southeastern Brazil.

Monday, September 30, 2019

Ceropegia woodii, gets one of its  many common names, String of Hearts, from the heart shaped leaves that grow on its purple trailing stems.

Tabernaemontana pachysiphon
Thursday, August 15, 2019

Tabernaemontana pachysiphon,  is an evergreen tree or large shrub native to Tropical Africa - Ghana to Sudan, south Angola and Tanzania. Its lovely white pinwheel shaped flowers have a sweet fragrance that fills the air.