Berkshire Botanical Garden
Our annual Fête des Fleurs is THE garden party of the season, and this year we celebrate the opening of Lucy's Garden, donated last autumn by Lucy and Nat Day and considered one of the finest collections of topiaries in North America.
Be prepared for photo ops galore as you enter the magical garden space and encounter topiary animals, each representing a different country and decked out in their party best, along with 'live' furnishings including a wing chair, table, urn, floor lamp, umbrellas and more. Meet Jumbo the elephant with his spouting trunk and personal attendant who will assist guests in climbing aboard his howdah while a caricature artist creates a drawing to mark the moment.
An adjoining tent decorated with whimsical whirligigs and lanterns will feature music by Boston-based swing band The Late Risers. An topiary inspired meal will be catered by Main Street Hospitality, and a signature cocktail, "Rites of Spring Punch," served by the staff of U.K.- based Tenure Vodka will be featured at the bar. Our friends from Tenure will also staff their signature “Royal Mail” station, where guests snap a photo using an instant camera, write a note to a loved one on a beautiful notecard, and mail it off using an old fashioned, Tenure-branded wax sealer.