Mount Holyoke Spring Flower Show Features "Time for Reflection"

Thursday, February 10, 2005 - 12:00pm

For immediate release
February 10, 2005

Annual show set to run March 5-20, from 10 AM to 4 PM

SOUTH HADLEY, Mass. - The Annual Spring Flower Show at Mount Holyoke College Botanic Garden will begin Saturday, March 5th and run through Sunday, March 20th, 2005 in the Talcott Greenhouse. This horticultural event will showcase hundreds of spring-blossoming bulbs and plants, which will be displayed in the main Show House. This year's theme is "Time for Reflection," and will feature a reflecting pool of bluestone, as well as other elements of a formal garden, interspersed with spring-flowering plants and bulbs. Flower Show attendees may expect to see fragrant favorites such as hyacinths, narcissus, pansies, freesia, primroses, canary broom, as well as tulips, anemones, ranunculus, crocus, scilla, muscari, cineraria, and calceolaria or pocketbook plant.

Visitors may also wish to explore other areas of the century-old Victorian-era Talcott Greenhouse. The greenhouse displays a documented, labeled, living collection of plants from around the world, maintained for research, educational, and aesthetic purposes. This collection includes orchids, bromeliads, cacti and succulents, ferns, aquatic plants, begonias, ivies, as well as many other tropical, subtropical, and temperate plants. The warm, humid Conservatory, which contains larger tropical specimens such as banana plants, bamboo, ficus, and palms, is especially popular with visitors. Small citrus trees, coffee, anthuriums, and crotons may be found here as well.

The show will run daily from March 5th to March 20th from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM. It takes place in Talcott Greenhouse, at the Mount Holyoke College Botanic Garden on the South Hadley campus. 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 www.mtholyoke.edu/go/botanic.

Event Address:
Mount Holyoke College Botanic Garden
Mount Holyoke College
50 College Street
South Hadley, MA 01075
Verification phone number: 413-538-2116