Dates Of Event: March 4 – March 19, 2017 (photos taken March 4)
Location: The Botanic Garden of Smith College, 16 College Lane, Northampton, MA
Hours: 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM daily.
Friday, Saturday and Sunday extended hours 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM (members get in earlier at 9 .a.m)
Cost: Free ( a $5 donation is suggested)
Parking: unmetered parking is available on College Lane and additional parking is available throughout Northampton
Handicapped Accessible: Yes, from their website: There is one designated handicapped parking space in front of the Lyman Plant House. Two of the three front entrances to the Lyman Plant House and Conservatory are wheelchair accessible and the restrooms are accessible. There is a lift in the front of the building that goes between the lower level Church Exhibition Gallery and the Reception area. All but one of the greenhouses (the Fern House) are accessible.
Highlights: Avariety of flowers such as crocuses, hyacinths, narcissi, irises, lilies and tulips in full bloom or nearly in bloom at the Botanic garden of Smith College
Web Site: The Botanic Garden of Smith College
Believe it or not, spring, for most if us, is right around the corner. Soon enough, drab, colorless soil and grass and dead flowers and plant life will be replaced with the vibrant colors of spring and summer.
As an early celebration of the spring season, the Botanic Garden of Smith College is showcasing a colorful array of flowers as part of their Spring Bulb Show (which ironically ends the day before the Vernal Spring buds, get it?) .
There were a wide variety of flowers of display and I won’t even try to name or describe all of them, except to sayy they were very pretty.
The gaarden used works of art such as paintings and statues to highlight the beauty of the flowers. It was very well done and it brought out the colors of the flowers.
The people at the Botanic garden were kind enough to open the rest of the garden to us which showcased an impressive field of flowers and trees.
I also spotted a frog, fish and some other mysterious faces at the garden.
We also saw Kaezli, a beautiful 4 year old Burnese Mountain Dog, outside the Botanic garden.
Below is a video of a plant that closes when it feels pressure or weight and a video of a waterfall at the garden.