36th Annual Plant Sale 2013

Get Your Hands in the Dirt!

Friday, May 10
8 -11 am: Members-only early buying privileges
11 am -5 pm: Open to the General Public

Saturday, May 11
9 am -5 pm: Open to the General Public

On the grounds of the Berkshire Botanical Garden
At the junction of Routes 183 and 102 in Stockbridge, MA
Admission and parking is free

PLANT SALE: Fabulous Plants Galore by Habitat

Gardeners get a jumpstart on the season with this annual plant sale, which has become an iconic harbinger of spring in the Berkshires. This year’s theme, Get Your Hands in the Dirt, features thousands of plants to choose from, appropriate to northeastern gardens, organized into the habitats in which they thrive. A complete listing of plants in attached document (upper right).

Vegetables and herbs from Monkshood Nursery will be available to buy, being sold by BBG staff and volunteers. A complete list of vegetables and herbs in the document (upper right).

NEW this year: Living fern and succulent wreaths and miniature wall gardens designed by Head Gardener, Christine Caccamo.

Last year’s popular Container Design Station will be back again: Let us help you design your own unique container to take home.

Silent Auction: Bid on specialty plants, wall gardens, as well as green services.


Unique items for the garden, patio, and home through distinctive regional vendors. View photographs of vendor wares here (this is a large file with many photographs).

Cricket Creek Farm (local cheese & grilled cheese)
Cut it Out (rustic furniture and garden accessories)
David Burdick Daffodils & More (unusual tropicals including bromeliads)
Deer Defeat (ecofriendly deer repellant)
E.M. Smith Pottery (wood-fired functional pottery)
Farmstead (raised beds, fences, furniture)
Garden Cafe (tasties for breakfast & lunch) *
Garden Shop (perfect items for the garden) *
Herrington’s, our fabulous sponsor  (tools and more!)
JK Custom Furniture and Design (wood garden trays, cheese boards)
JL Enterprises (garden hats, gloves, all natural insect repellent)
Pope’s Pots (hypertufa garden troughs)
Rustic Woodcraft (arbors & outdoor furniture)
Scanner Photography by Ellen Hoverkamp (fine art prints, notecards)
Stephen Procter Ceramics (stoneware garden vessels)
Stonepuddles (natural stone bird baths, benches & tables)
Wood N Rush Crafts (handmade wooden furniture)
Zyra Clay Studio (functional pottery) 

*100% profit goes to Berkshire Botanical Garden’s programs


Garden Café
The Garden Cafe will feature tasty breakfast and food items, including many delicious items donated by local restaurants. Plenty of seating available!

Not Your Mother’s Tag Sale
A garden-themed tag sale. An opportunity for some great garden finds!


Garden Shop
Don’t forget to stop by the Garden Shop in the Visitor Center!


The Plant Sale is generously sponsored by

For more visit: Ed Herrington, Inc.

Additional support provided by:

  • Plant Listings

  • Event Information

    For event information, contact Karen Advokaat 413-298-3926


    Contact Deborah Dunlap, 413-298-3926 X14

    Click here to see descriptions of the Plant Sale volunteer positions.

  • Donations Wanted!

    Donate your unwanted garden and patio items for the tag sale. Donated items must be in good condition and in working order, ready to resell. Drop off at the Garden Mon-Fri, through May 7. Donations are tax-deductible.