Date Of Visit: January 20, 2018
Location: 50 College St, South Hadley, MA
Hours: Mon-Fri: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m, Sat & Sun 1 p.m. -4 p.m. (hours may vary depending on the season)
Parking: There is a parking lot for about 40 cars
Handicapped Accessible: Yes
Website: Talcott Greenhouse
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Highlights: variety of plants in the Talcott Greenhouse at Mount Holyoke College
It may seem a little early in the year for New Englanders to be talking about our gardens and plants, especially since we just received 3 inches of snow in the Boston area. But, the Talcott Greenhouse is a great place to go for a preview of the spring planting season that will soon be here.
The greenhouse has a wide variety of plants
There were a variety of plants and flowers that caught my attention like this huge cactus!
The botanical garden is open all year. The plants are cared for by a friendly and knowledgeable staff. In fact, the person working there during my visit helped answer a few questions I had about some of the plants and flowers int eh garden.
This particular flower is an orchard. The banana-looking parts of he flower are actually where the plant stores water.
Below are a few of the plants and flowers that caught my eye.
Philodendron Erubescens (“Pink Princess”)
Begonia Silver Jewel Dibleys
and the rest…
I especially liked how the flowers were displayed throughout the botanical garden. The colors of the plants in each group seemed to blend so well with all of the other plants they were placed with.
The coolest part of the greenhouse was definitely this tree that was growing through a wall!