What's In Bloom

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!

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.