GreenhouseFitpatrick2Last Friday at the Garden was a big deal for us.  In 2012 the Fitzpatrick Family Trust gave the Berkshire Botanical Garden and amazing, incredible, awesome and very generous gift – money to refurbish and reopen the greenhouse located on the property.  Formerly the Rice Greenhouse, it was in some pretty serious disrepair and for the most part – unusable as a four season greenhouse.  Through their generosity, the Fitzpatrick Family changed all of that and we spent the majority of 2012 getting the greenhouse in tip-top shape.  Friday marked the grand re-opening and we were fortunate enough to have the Fitzpatricks on hand to take care of the official ribbon cutting.  Also on hand were the members of the Berkshire Botanical Garden’s Fence Club, those who donate $1000 or more to the garden each year.  It was a great opportunity for everyone to see just how we use some of the donations that we receive – they really make a HUGE difference!  We cannot thank our donors, both big and small, enough.  If you are interested in donating to the Garden, click HERE.  From the bottom of our hears – THANK YOU.

If you’re visiting the Garden, make sure to stop by the Fitzpatrick Greenhouse and check it out.  Currently, Rob Gennari of Glendale Botanicals has displayed a fascinating collection of succulent and tropical plants in the Greenhouse as our 2013 Guest Gardener.  It isn’t to be missed!

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