Aug 24, 2012
Botanical Gardens, Smith College, Northampton, MA
Last weekend my friend Sarah and I took a trip up to Western Massachusetts, right near where we went to photography school. I was photographing 2 interiors for work. The first was the most amazing eclectic farm house built in the 1700s. The homeowner is an incredibly talented artist and her home is a true reflection of that. The second home I photographed was completely the opposite, but just as beautiful. It was a traditional Victorian that was built in the 1800s. A gorgeous house that had a lot of original decor with modernized touches done so tastefully. I can't wait to share those with you!
On the way home we stopped in Northampton, MA. A quaint little, artsy town that is a dream come true for photographers. Back when we were in school one of my instructors always told us about these botanical gardens at Smith College and how wonderful a setting they are for photo shoots. Sadly, despite all our trips into Northampton, we never made our way to the gardens until just last weekend. Even then, we practically (and accidentally) stumbled upon them and said, Oh yeah, these are the gardens Joan was always talking about.
Well, gee. If I could go back in time to when I was a student I would go straight to these gardens. They were SO beautiful. They are placed right on the picturesque campus of Smith College. There are a bunch of flowers and gardens outside as well, as you'll see at the end of this post. But when you walk inside you are transformed into a whole other world. There are plants of all different varieties, from all different continents covering literally the floor to the ceiling. I guess not only is this a dream come true for photographers but for botanists as well!
I just had to share some of the beauty with you all....
Look at the outside view of the building-amazing.
If you'd like to read more about these beautiful gardens, visit their site.