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BERKSHIRE BOTANICAL GARDEN - Stockbridge, Massachusetts.

Berkshire Botanical Garden

Name of Garden:
Berkshire Botanical Garden

History and Description:
The Berkshire Botanical Garden is a not-for-profit, membership-supported, educational institution located in Stockbridge, Massachusetts The Garden was founded in 1934 on 15 acres of donated land at the inter-section of Routes 102 and 183 in Stockbridge, Massachusetts. Its public display gardens are among the oldest in the U.S. and have been expanded over the years in breadth and variety through a series of bequests and major gifts.

The Garden's original mission was to provide a place of serene beauty for Berkshire residents and visitors and to instruct local gardeners in how to grow plants, flowers, fruits and vegetables in the Berkshires. From its inception, the Garden has also offered a broad variety of educational programs to adults and school children from the surrounding area. The Harvest Festival was first held in 1934 as the Garden's earliest fundraising event. It has become the Berkshires' best-known community gathering with annual participation of over 10,000 people

PO Box 826
Stockbridge, MA 01262

Telephone (413) 298-3926, Fax (413) 298-4897
Email - info@berkshirebotanical.org

From Rte 90 (Massachusetts turnpike) take the Lee exit, turn left off the exit ramp (Rte 20) and almost immediately right onto Rte 102. Go through the center of Stockbridge and turn right, staying on Rte 102. Just after the intersection with Rte 183, turn left into the visitors' parking lot.

Admission and Hours:
Open Hours - Display gardens open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, May - October.
Admission- $7 adults, $5 seniors, $5 students, children under 12 free - Free to members