"The Magic of Spring" to be Featured At The Mount Holyoke College Botanic Garden Annual Spring Flower Show

For immediate release
February 14, 2001

"The Magic of Spring"
To Be Featured at The Mount Holyoke College
Botanic Garden Annual Spring Flower Show

Lynn Cohen to Speak on Perennials

SOUTH HADLEY, Massachusetts--The annual spring flower show at Mount Holyoke College Botanic Garden will begin Saturday, March 3 and run through Sunday, March 18 in the Talcott Greenhouse. The popular Annual Spring Flower Show will feature hundreds of spring-blossoming bulbs and plants, all gathered into the main Show House. Visitors may expect to see tulips, fragrant hyacinths, narcissus, pansies, anemones, ranunculi, daffodils, crocus, scilla, muscari and primroses, as well as the brightly-colored, daisy-like Cineraria and the red and yellow-hued Calceolaria, or Pocketbook Plant.

Visitors may also wish to stroll through other areas of the century-old Victorian era greenhouse complex. The Talcott Greenhouse displays a permanent, living collection of plants from around the world, including ferns, orchids, bromeliads, aquatic plants, cacti and succulents, as well as other tropical, subtropical and temperate plants. The warm Conservatory, which contains larger tropical specimens such as bamboo, figs, calabash, palms, and banana plants, is especially popular with visitors.

In conjunction with the 2001 Spring Flower Show, Lynn Cohen will speak on "Exciting and New Cutting-edge Perennials for the Garden" on Tuesday, March 6 at 7:00 PM at Gamble Auditorium, Mount Holyoke College. Cohen, a sales representative and perennial expert from Sunny Border Nurseries, will share her knowledge of some new and underused perennials. The lecture is free and open to the public, with a reception immediately following in the illuminated Talcott Greenhouse.

The show will run daily from March 3rd to March 18th from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM. It takes place at Talcott Greenhouse, at the Mount Holyoke College Botanic Garden in South Hadley, MA. The greenhouse is wheelchair accessible and the show is free and open to the public. Groups are welcome with advance notice. For more information or directions, please call 413-538-2116 or visit http://www.mtholyoke.edu/go/botanic on the web.