“I call BBG ‘my garden,’” says Jackie, who has been a BBG student and steadfast volunteer dating back to the early 1990s. She delights in sharing Berkshire Botanical Garden with others. During the season, she leads tours for visitors. Her BBG tours have become the gold standard.
Appropriately, the work of art that’s generating some of the most buzz at BBG’s multi-part “Symbiosis” art exhibition is a stunning piece called “Neter,” made from beeswax, honey and propolis. Meet LeRone Wilson.
A full 55 years ago, Susan was first introduced to Berkshire Botanical Garden, an institution upon which she has come to rely, and not just for salad dressing. BBG has been a brain trust for all things horticultural and an epicenter of endearing friendships.
When we acknowledge the garden as an ever-changing ecosystem, we can work to support nature’s cycles. For six weeks last spring, students from Lenox Memorial Middle and High School strived to do just that.
Typically, we spend these hot days rushing around with hoses, trying to quench the thirst of our plants. According to the latest climate research, summer is only going to get more challenging, too, here in the Northeast.