Annual Mum Show

Each fall as colors fade outside, a riot of color erupts indoors at Smith College’s Lyman Conservatory during The Smith College Mum Showthe college’s annual chrysanthemum show. While not as widely known as the spring bulb show, this autumnal display is even more spectacular, with vibrant oversized blooms reaching 8 inches across.

A popular college and community tradition since the early 1900s, the annual chrysanthemum show has served as a showcase for the hybridizing experiments of Smith students in the previous year’s horticulture class. Click here for more.