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Look what showed up at the Garden this morning!  The first of our six potting sheds for our “Down to Earth:  Architects redesign the potting shed” exhibit.  Designed by Peggy and Andy Matlow of Great Barrington Cottage Company, this shed is constructed of all recycled materials.  Their team will continue working on it throughout the week finishing up its slate roof, arbor and clapboard siding.  It’s always exciting for us when the season we have been planning all winter starts to take shape.  We’ll be unveiling the finished product for all of the sheds on May 4th at our opening reception for “Down to Earth” from 5 – 7pm.  We’ll have cocktails, hors d’oeuvres and a tour of the garden with the architects who designed the sheds.  Everyone is welcome to attend and tickets can be purchased in advance HERE.

Yesterday day had me fooled – I showed up to work with no jacket, no sleeves and no idea that it wasn’t going to be 70, sunny and rainbows for today and for the rest of the spring.  Judging by the fellow in shorts operating that crane, I wasn’t the only one who fell victim to spring optimism.  Before I ran back into the office to warm up, I noticed that some of Mark Hewitt’s pots had arrived and were peeking out of storage.  On the heels of “Down to Earth” is our next exhibit, “Rare Earth:  Garden pots as sculpture”  which opens on May 25th.   Truth be told, I don’t know squat about pottery.  However, I do know some  local artisans  and when I told them Mark Hewitt was showing here this year they let me know that it was a REALLY big deal.  I can’t wait to see these amazing (BIG) pots displayed throughout the garden – we are honored to have him and his pottery and can’t wait to share it with everyone.

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