Public Garden, Open Days
Established in 1934 and revered as one of the older public display gardens in the United States, Berkshire Botanical Garden encompasses 15 acres of land in the heart of the Berkshires. Visitors to the Garden enjoy over 3,000 species and varieties of herbaceous and woody plants that thrive in zone 5A. Nineteen display gardens blend intimate landscapes with seasonal palettes and tapestries of fragrant and colorful perennials and over 2,000 annuals. Two mixed border gardens, perennial borders for sun and shade, a children’s garden, rock garden, and native plant gardens are among the many favorite display areas. Former guest gardeners Martha Stewart (Heirloom Flower Garden), Page Dickey (Terraced Herb Garden), Jack Staub (Vegetable and Fruit Gardens), and Anthony Archer‐Wills (Pond Garden) were joined in 2011 by Michael Marriott with the installation of a new rose garden planted with David Austin Roses. The 2015 theme, “Celebrate Water in the Garden” presents both informative and whimsical displays revolving around the essential element of water, from both a design perspective and a fundamental resource. Educational programs and special events offered year round.
Directions: From the east, take I‐90/Massachusetts Turnpike to Exit 2. Follow Route 102 west through Stockbridge. Entrance on left 0.1 mile past intersection with Route 183.
From the west, take the New York State Thruway to Exit B‐3. Follow Route 22 south 0.8 miles to Route 102, then 5.9 miles east through west Stockbridge to entrance on right.
Hours: May 1 through Columbus Day, daily 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Group tours available by appointment.
Admission: $15 adults, $14 seniors and students; members and children 12 and under, free.
- This garden allows photography
- This garden is handicap-accessible
- Parking is available
- Restrooms are accessible