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Walking The Beat

Walking the Beat: Garden genetics

I turn to Smith College to revel in its gardens and other plantings, so I found it unsettling that the college’s Botanic Garden is undergoing a major transformation. The teaching beds that fill the central portion are completely dug up, brown and bare. Signs read: “Please excuse our appearance. This garden is being renovated and reorganized to reflect current plant classification systems.” Over the past year, plants were removed and sold to the public. A gardener told me the front beds by the fence facing 0