The signs of spring are all around us right now: blossoms, birdsong, and the annual opening of the Berkshire Botanical Garden. Berkshire Botanical Garden is open all year ’round – but their display gardens are only open May 1st through October 11.
Berkshire Botanical Garden (BBG), in Stockbridge, MA, is one of the oldest public display gardens in the Northeast. The garden’s meticulously groomed 15 acres include display gardens and walking trails throughout. Best of all, they’re just a little over 6 miles from the door of our Berkshires B&B.
The grounds showcase both horticultural excellence and superb garden design. Berkshire Botanical Garden’s display gardens are as functional as they are beautiful. The focus is on plants native to the area, along with those that may not be native but thrive here.
Though the BBG’s display gardens are seasonal, the facility remains open year-round for classes, lectures, workshops, and exhibits. Berkshire Botanical Garden also hosts a variety of special events through the year.
Major annual events include March’s fantastic Bulb Show, May’s Plant Sale, the Grow Show in August, and October’s Harvest Festival. In fact, the Harvest Festival dates back to 1935 as the Garden’s first fund raiser and has become a beloved local tradition.
Spring Events at Berkshire Botanical Garden
May 4-5 – The Lenox Garden Club Daffodil Show
If you like daffodils, you do not want to miss the annual Lenox Garden Club Daffodil Show! This judged event includes design, horticulture, and photography divisions. Free admission. May 4: 1pm to 4pm, May 5: 10am to 4pm
May 5 – Roy Boutard Day
Roy Boutard Day is a free event, held the first Sunday of every May. It celebrates the opening of BBG and honors a long-serving Garden director, Roy Boutard. The event includes the Daffodil Show (see above) as well as the annual Horticulture Certificate Program graduation and Mai Bowle Reception. 9am to 5pm
May 10-11 – Plants and Answers: Be-a-Better-Gardener Plant Sale
This year’s Mother’s Day sale includes more than 180 species/cultivars of native plants with more than a thousand woody and herbaceous plants displayed by habitat. BBG staff and volunteers will be on hand to answer design and gardening questions. New this year is the Plants-and-Answers Q&A booth and the opportunity to pre-order box lunches. View the Plant List. Free admission and parking. May 10: 11am – 5pm (opens at 9am for members), May 11: 9am – 5pm
Berkshire Botanical Garden
5 West Stockbridge Road, Stockbridge, MA 01262
BBG is open year-round. The display gardens can be toured daily, 9am to 5pm, from May 1st through Columbus Day. Group tours of the display gardens are available by appointment – (413) 298-3926.
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This offer is good for any room, for two or more consecutive nights, Thursdays through Sundays. Some restrictions apply. Learn more about our Spring Fever Lodging Special here – and be sure to visit our specials and packages page for more special offers!
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