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Thursday, October 25, 2018

Fall Chrysanthemum Show

WHAT: Fall Chrysanthemum Show
WHEN: Saturday November 3, 2018 to Sunday, November 18, 2018, Time: 10:00 AM- 4:00 PM daily, Fridays 10:00 AM-8:00 PM, Members only hours: 9:00 AM- 10:00 AM daily
WHERE: Lyman Conservatory, Smith College, 16 College Lane, Northampton, MA 01063
Cost: Suggested Donation of $5.00

Each fall as colors fade outdoors, a riot of color erupts indoors in the Lyman Conservatory at the Botanic Garden of Smith College. The annual Fall Chrysanthemum Show features an extraordinary display of blooms in a variety of shapes and colors. The Fall Mum Show has been a popular college and community tradition since the early 1900s and showcases the hybridizing experiments of the horticulture class. The public gets a chance to vote on their favorites.The Fall Chrysanthemum Show always begins the first Saturday in November and runs for two weeks including the third weekend.This year’s show will open on Saturday, November 3, 2018 and will run from 10am to 4pm daily until Sunday, November 18, 2018. $5.00 suggested donation. Special members-only hours are from 9-10am with your membership card.

Opening Lecture
WHEN: Friday, November 2, 2018, 7:30pm
WHERE: Campus Center Carroll Room, Smith College, 100 Elm St, Northampton, MA 01063
Cost: Free and Open to the Public

Join us for the Chrysanthemum Show opening lecture in the Carroll Room of the Smith College Campus Center at 7:30pm on Friday, November 2, 2018. “AMERICAN EDEN: David Hosack, Botany, and Medicine in the Garden of the Early Republic,” by Victoria Johnson, Phd, will be followed by a reception, book signing and view of the Chrysanthemum Show at Lyman Plant House.

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