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Cocktails in Great Gardens

BBG’s Cocktails in Great Gardens series provides a rare opportunity for guests to savor a drink and a nibble in some of the finest private gardens in the region. 

The Gardens of Peter Bevacqua and Stephen King

Thursday, Aug. 15, 5 to 7 p.m.

Register HERE.

Members: $45/Non-Members: $55

This magical garden, hidden from street-view in the hamlet of Claverack, N.Y., has been evolving with devotion and care for the last 30 years. This 2.5-acre garden feels much larger because of its division into many garden spaces — spaces designed with a careful eye to structure, form, and texture. Among the features are the sunk garden (with topiary and surrounded by architectural yew hedges), a hydrangea walk, conifer garden, the greenhouse herbaceous borders, a “Nearly-native” garden, and many unusual trees and shrubs.


Kingsmont with Sherry and Dan Kasper

Friday, Sept. 13, 5 to 7 p.m.

Register HERE.

Members: $45/Non-Members: $55

Kingsmont is located on a 12-acre site in the Berkshire Hills near the border with New York State. The land, once part of a summer camp, is terraced down the eastern side of Harvey Mountain. Gardens surround the striking house on all sides with banks of mixed plantings of trees, shrubs, perennials and floral carpet roses, a trellised garden with raised vegetable beds and apple trees, and a large pond designed by Anthony Archer-Wills.

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