K-12 Groups

The Botanic Garden welcomes K-12 school groups for guided tours or self-guided visits.
Visiting groups must supervise minors at all times. Please be sure to have adequate staff and chaperones.

All groups of ten or more are required to schedule in advance. Requests are handled on a first come, first served basis, and are processed M-F, 8:30 am to 4:00 pm

Guided Tours must be scheduled at least 4 weeks in advance.
Please note: Any class activities must happen after the guided portion of your tour.
Self-Guided Visits must be scheduled at least 2 weeks in advance.

See the Teacher's Resource Guide for complete information on planning your trip.

Groups larger than 40 people need to plan on splitting the group and sending half to another location, and then switching. The Museum of Art allows groups with advance reservations. To request a visit fill out their online Museum Group Visit Request Form (preferred) or contact them directly: museduc@smith.edu - 413-585-2781.

Bus Subsidies

The Botanic Garden offers bus subsidies, up to $200 per bus, for K-12 school groups scheduling Guided Tours.
Subsidies should be requested when booking your tour and are granted on a first come, first served basis.

Bus Form & Instructions

What an amazing trip our ECT Acting Shakespeare students had last Thursday at the Smith Botanic Garden. It was a perfect day, and there was so much in the greenhouses and out in the gardens to engage the students in new ways. 


Melissa Redwin, Teaching Artist & Performer, Enchanted Circle Theater