Berkshire Botanical Garden, Stockbridge

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The Berkshire Botanical Garden is a not-for-profit, membership-supported educational organization encompassing 15 acres of cultivated land at the intersection of Routes 102 and 183 in Stockbridge, Massachusetts.

Called “a glistening community gem” by Virginia Small, author of the book Great Gardens of the Berkshires, the Garden’s mission is to fulfill the community’s need for information, education and inspiration concerning the art and science of gardening and the preservation and improvement of our local environment.

Our public display gardens are open May through mid-October. Both functional and ornamental, they are among the oldest in the US and have been expanded over the years in breadth and variety through a series of bequests and major gifts. Our collections emphasize plants that are indigenous to or thrive in the Berkshires; more than 3,000 species and varieties are represented.

Classes, workshops, lectures and special events are offered year-round. Since its inception, the Garden also has offered a broad variety of educational programs to school children from the surrounding area.

Major annual events include the Plant Sale, the Flower Show, the Fete des Fleurs Garden Party, the Harvest Festival and the Holiday Fair. The Harvest Festival was first held in 1934 as the Garden’s first fundraising event and has since become the Berkshires’ best-known community gathering.
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  • Impressive grounds, VERY well kept up (if it were my garden there would be weeds and dead branches and junk everywhere). These guys do a great job. Buy the $15 visitor sticker and spend 1-2 hours wand...  more »
  • We visited the Berkshire Botanical Garden and weren’t disappointed. Beautiful flowers, herbs, day lilies, shrubs and trees. A beautiful place to spend a lazy summer day. Breath taking gardens on both ...  more »

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