UPDATE: March 3 - A FILE HAS BEEN POSTED WITH
THE FINAL DETAILS AND MAPS!!
THE SPRING BULB SHOW at SMITH COLLEGE'S BOTANICAL GARDEN
& THE ANNUAL FLOWER SHOW AT MT. HOLYOKE COLLEGE IN SOUTH HADLEY.
1) Northampton is a beautiful artsy eclectic town in the Pioneer Valley along the Connecticut River, 15 miles from Springfield. We will explore the center of town and its outskirts.
2) We have a reservation at 10:00 AM at the Lyman Conservatory of the Smith College Botanic Gardens to see the 6,000 bulbs at the Spring Bulb Show. The bulbs have been scientifically and gently coerced into all blooming at the same time. Each year the conservatory is decorated with a special theme. The overall fragrance, I am told, is fabulous. It should be a great welcome to spring.The flowers include the typical lilies, tulips, irises, narcissi, hyacinths and crocuses, but also feature many other varieties from as far as South Africa.
3) We will have lunch in Northampton center and then go to the Spring Flower
Show at Mt. Holyoke College in South Hadley, 11 miles away.