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“a walk in the garden”

Berkshire Botanical Garden
Ranked #5 of 12 things to do in Stockbridge
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed 12 June 2014

too early for many blooms but a lovely stroll. bought a green and white narrow leaf hosta, which I'm enjoying.

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Reviewed 6 May 2014

Really wonderful garden! Designed and planted so there is always something to enjoy. They have a lovely primrose garden that is a treat to see in May. Very well maintained and they add to the garden every year-New sculptures, hardscapes, flower beds, trees.

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Reviewed 19 January 2014

Plan on spending a full day here -- and coming back again and again. I found it hard to leave because there are numerous gardens within this huge 15-acre garden where the display gardens illustrate design concepts and plant selections suited to the home gardener. You'll find a work in progress, a place for continual learning and experimenting.
The collection includes over 3,000 species of plants featuring varieties that thrive in the Berkshires and are displayed in an informal, country setting......and don't miss checking on the numerous events and shows that take place here year-round.
For example, the Vista Garden offers four-season interest with spring-blooming bulbs, ground covers, spring and summer blooming shrubs and trees interplanted with evergreens providing spectacular fall and winter color. The Daylily Borders feature 200 cultivars created over a centry of hybridizing, and the lilies are organized chronologically by date of introduction. The Timmy & Lincoln Foster Rock Garden is devoted to plants that can take the high winds, poor soils, harsh winters and sparse rainfall of mountain habitats around the world. Here you'll find dianthus and phlox, among other plants.
The Pond Garden - a woodland water garden - features plants that thrive in moist, shady conditions. Bulbs and spring flowers steal the show during May, while the white and pink water lilies bloom in mid-summer. Walking through the Woodland Preserve is eye-catching with native shrubs, wildflowers and ferns beneath a canopy of mixed hardwood and conifer trees. A small pond provides habitat for wetland plants and animals. Do take a short walk along the Woodland Interpretive Trail to see and learn more about woodland and wetland ecology.
The Hogwarts Garden - This was planted primarily for young wizards and for the child in us all. It's full of herbs that are rich in lore and fantasy, valued in past times as elizirs, magic potions, spells, and cures for numerous ailments and predicaments. Some of the plants in this garden have wizardly common names that might have tickled Snape's fancy and intrigued Dumbledore and his students. Herbs such as Black Snakeroot, favored for fevers and n ervous disorders; Dragon Weed, a cure for snakebites, Wolfsbane, used in deadly potions, and Mad-dog Skullcap, believed to cure rabies. Hangman's Root was thought to make the nicest person mean! Walk around and see some more in this great garden.
These are just a few of the 25 separate gardens within the Berkshire Botanical Garden, but use caution because some of the herbs in The Hogwarts Garden are poisonous in some or all parts, such as the foxgloves, hellebores, pokeweed and rhubarb. Toxic plants re marked on the identifying label so please do not handle or taste them.

No smoking; Pets are not allowed except for guide/hearing dogs)
Fee charged.
Location: Routes 102 and 183 in Stockbridge, MA 01262. For more information call 413-298-3926 or check web site www.berkshirebotanical.org.

Thank Arline Z
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Reviewed 5 January 2014

This is just a one botanical garden in the whole Berkshires, so don't miss it! The garden has two sections on both sides of the road. It has a lot of flowers, plants, nice pond in different garden areas. There is a Woodland trail, herb garden, vegetable garden, Wishing Tree, interesting gift shop and nice areas to relax. Admission is $15. If you go there in the July you can enjoy a huge display of lilies.

Thank Tanya L
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Reviewed 10 December 2013

We stopped at an advertised craft fair there and were very disappointed in the quality and quantity of what was available. Very small inside area with limited craft.

Thank Bayside_NYMom313
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