Date(s) - Saturday, 06/01/2019
10:00 am - 11:00 am
We are expecting about 20 people to attend the Sat., June 1, 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. tour of the Lyman Plant House at the Botanic Garden of Smith College. After the tour, you may peruse the Botanic Gardens on your own. Here is a link to an interactive map of the gardens: https://garden.smith.edu/plants/outdoor-gardens/gardens-map
If we are going to have more than 20, we will need to reserve another guide, so please email Dina at firstname.lastname@example.org to let her know you are coming and with how many before May 11. Please give her a list of all names in your party and also let her know if you are willing to take any additional passengers (if so, how many) or if you need a ride.
For up to 20 people we will have two tour guides. The suggested donation per person for the tour is $3. This will help them continue their education programs, so please plan to donate. (It will probably work best if you give your $3 to Dina as soon as you arrive and allow her to write a check for everyone.)
Because we are going on a Saturday, parking should not be a problem, but we encourage carpooling as much as possible. See this campus parking map (PDF).
From the Shirley Town Center, it is a 90-minute drive:
1. Get on MA-2 W in Lancaster from Center Rd, Lancaster Rd and Shirley Rd. for 4.5 miles
2. Continue on MA-2 W to Orange. Take exit 16 from US-202 S. (34.3 mi)
3. Follow US-202 S, Amherst Rd and MA-9 W to College Ln in Northampton (28.9 mi)
Lunch and shopping are on your own. There are many great shops and restaurants in the area. Here is a link of some of the nearby restaurants with their distances from the College:
For more information on the plant house and gardens, see the Plant House Layout (PDF)