Mount Holyoke College Botanic Garden

Mount Holyoke College Botanic Garden

Mount Holyoke College Botanic Garden

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The Mount Holyoke College Botanic Garden, in South Hadley, Massachusetts, USA, encompasses the Mount Holyoke College campus, an arboretum, numerous gardens, and the Talcott Greenhouse. It was first designated a botanical garden in 1878. Principal gardens are as follows:

  • 1904 Garden - herbacious perennials
  • Drue Matthews Garden - alpine and rock garden plants
  • Virginia 'Timmy' Craig Rhododendron Garden - rhododendrons and other woodland plants native to Eastern North America and Eastern Asia
  • Bullard Garden (Chapel Garden) - trees, shrubs and herbacious perennials
  • Ciruti Center Courtyard - Shade-loving plants such as Ilex (hollies), Hosta, Helleborus and Hydrangea
  • Willits-Hallowell Center Courtyard


Talcott Greenhouse was built 1897-1898, and displays plants from around the world.

The Greenhouse sustains a college tradition by providing students with plants during their first year, which many try to keep alive until they graduate.

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