The Berkshire Botanical Garden is a not-for-profit, membership-supported educational organization encompassing more than 15 acres of cultivated land at the intersection of Routes 102 and 183 in Stockbridge, Massachusetts.
The Garden’s Mission
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 of our local environment.
Called “a glistening community gem” by Virginia Small, author of the book Great Gardens of the Berkshires, Berkshire Botanical Garden is open from early May to mid-October. Visitors are welcome off-season, free of charge, weather permitting. The display gardens are both functional and ornamental and are among the oldest in the region. They have evolved and expanded over the years in breadth and variety through a series of bequests and major gifts. Our plant collections emphasize flora that is indigenous to or thrives in the Berkshires. the a and science of gardening and the preservation of our environment.
Classes, workshops, lectures, exhibits and special events are offered year-round. The Garden also offers a broad variety of educational programs to school children both onsite and at local schools.
Major annual events include the Plant Sale, the Grow Show, the Fête des Fleurs Garden Party, the Harvest Festival and the Holiday Marketplace. The Harvest Festival was first held in 1935 as the Garden’s first fundraising event and has since become the Berkshires’ best-known end-of-season community gathering.