The Garden’s Mission
The Garden’s mission is to fulfill the community’s need for information, education and inspiration concerning the art and science of gardening and the preservation of our local environment.
Established in 1934 as the “Berkshire Garden Center” and revered as one of the older public display gardens in the Northeast, Berkshire Botanical Garden is a not-for-profit, membership-supported educational organization encompassing 24 acres of land at the intersection of Routes 102 and 183 in Stockbridge, Massachusetts. The Garden is open year-round for classes, lectures, workshops and exhibits, and the display gardens can be visited daily through Oct. 31, 9 to 5 p.m. Click here to plan your visit.
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A showcase of horticulture and garden design and a “museum of living things,” Berkshire Botanical Garden's 24 acres feature dozens of display areas that are educational, functional, and highly ornamental, with plant collections emphasizing plants that are native to the Northeast or that thrive in Zone 5b. Among the oldest in the region, the gardens have evolved and expanded over the years in breadth and variety, with its newest, "Lucy's Garden" featuring topiary animals and other 'live' sculptures, opened in June, 2019. See a Map of the Garden.
Online and on-campus classes, workshops, lectures, exhibits and special events are offered year-round. The Garden also offers a broad variety of educational programs to school children both onsite and at local schools.
Major annual events at the Garden include the Winter Lecture, Plant Sale, the Grow Show, Fête des Fleurs garden gala, Harvest Festival, Rooted in Place Ecological Gardening Symposium and Holiday Marketplace. The Harvest Festival was first held in 1935 as the Garden’s first fundraising event and has since become the Berkshires’ best-known end-of-season community gathering.
We are members of the American Public Gardens Association, the North American Reciprocal Museum Association and the Reciprocal Organization of Associated Museums.
Group tours are currently being scheduled for the 2022 season by calling 413-944-8504.
Our acknowledgement about this land: Berkshire Botanical Garden sits amidst the ancestral homelands of the Mohican people. We acknowledge the tremendous hardship of their forcible removal from these homelands by colonial settlers. A federally-recognized Nation, they now reside in Wisconsin and are known as the Stockbridge-Munsee Community. As we learn, speak, and gather here, we pay honor to their ancestors (past and present) and to future generations by committing to build a more inclusive and equitable space for all.