Smith College requires that all individuals aged two and up, wear masks while in the building, including the greenhouses. 

Lyman Plant House & Conservatory Upcoming Schedule:

Regular Hours | October 20 to November 5
open to all 
weekdays M-F, 9am-4pm | closed weekends & holidays

Mum Show Hours | November 8 to 24
closed to general public - view online: social media, livestream
open to Smith Community, in testing program, OneCard required
open to Friends members; preregistration required
weekdays M-F, 9am-4pm | closed weekends & holidays

Fall Break Holiday | November 25 and 26
closed to all

Resuming Regular Hours | November 29
open to all
weekdays, M-F, 9am-4pm | closed weekends & holidays

The Botanic Garden is a great place to visit through the seasons. Winter offers an escape to an indoor tropical paradise in the Lyman Conservatory. Spring comes to life with our Bulb Show, and the Rock Garden peaks in March, April and May. Capen Garden features a dazzling spring tulip display followed by the spectacular rose arbor. Other outdoor gardens around campus are in full bloom throughout summer. The campus arboretum collection lights up with fall color and the Fall Chrysanthemum Show gives a new meaning to both autumn and chrysanthemums.

Be sure to stop in the Lyman Plant House for garden maps and brochures, member information, and listings of special events and exhibits. Don't miss the exhibitions on display in the Church Gallery, the plant evolution mural, and the Woods of the World display, all at the Lyman Plant House.

Admission & Hours

From special events to regular visits
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Plan your Visit

From accessibility to audio tours
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Group Visits and Guided Tours

Information on scheduling
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Directions & Parking

Finding your way
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Brochures & Maps

Information at your fingertips
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Photography Policy

For professional photographers
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 Visiting the Botanic Garden is inspiring and delightful. I never miss the Fall Chrysanthemum and Spring Bulb Shows!


Friend of the Botanic Garden