Berkshire Botanical Garden
Fête des Fleurs takes flight!
On Saturday, July 3, we are bringing back one of the most beloved traditions in the BBG calendar: our Fête des Fleurs. At this year’s garden party, we are so pleased to honor our recently retired Director of Horticulture, Dorthe Hviid. Her going away party in 2020 was yet another casualty of the pandemic, so we can’t wait to publicly thank her for the enduring legacy she has left us at BBG. Over nearly three decades, Dorthe helped shape the Garden in countless ways, by creating and improving on garden design, plant choices, and ecological principles. During her tenure, Dorthe grew a dedicated and knowledgeable horticulture team, oversaw our college internship program, and perhaps most importantly, nurtured a dedicated community of BBG volunteers and friends.
While we thank Dorthe for her many contributions to BBG, we will share with you the magic of our garden grounds in high summer splendor. You will encounter our TAKING FLIGHT art exhibition full of airborne creatures, both on grounds and in our Leonhardt art galleries. Be inspired by our Caterpillar Lab in its July residency in Center House, and see first-hand the amazing world of native insects through art and science.
A Berkshire tradition, BBG's annual Fête des Fleurs gala is THE quintessential garden party in the Berkshires — filled with merriment, elegance and surprises, and a perfect opportunity to catch up with fellow Garden friends under a festive tent.
All proceeds benefit the Garden's education and horticulture departments.