Mount Holyoke College Botanic Garden

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Talcott Greenhouse

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 - herbaceous 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 herbaceous 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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Coordinates: 42°15′27″N 72°34′21″W / 42.2574°N 72.5724°W / 42.2574; -72.5724