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Roy Boutard Day

May 06, 2018 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Center House and Gardens at Berkshire Botanical Garden

Held the first Sunday of May and honoring the Garden’s director who served the horticultural community from 1954 – 1984, Roy Boutard Day is a free event celebrating the opening of the Garden’s 84th season. This year, we are pleased to bring back the Daffodil Show, which will be on display May 5-6 in the Center House. Hosted by the Lenox Garden Club, this judged show will inlcude design, horticulture, and photography divisions.

This year's Roy Boutard Day marks the opening of the highly anticipated, season-long exhibit featuring plant lithographs of world renowned abstract artist Ellsworth Kelly. The exhibition will be on display through October 8 in the Center House Leonhardt Galleries.*

In addition, Roy Boutard Day celebrates the Garden’s Horticulture Certificate Program students, marked by a graduation ceremony followed by a traditional Mai Bowle reception prepared and served by the Garden's Herb Associates, an organization dating back to 1957. 

Schedule of Events:

10 - 11 a.m.
Members opening reception in the Leonhardt Galleries
Ellsworth Kelly: Plant Lithographs
This exhibit is open daily, 9-5 through October 8

10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Daffodil Show
Hosted by the Lenox Garden Club in the Center House
(the Daffodil show can also be viewed on Saturday, May 5 from 1 - 4 p.m.)

10:30 a.m.
Grafting demonstration of the "Tree of 40 Fruit" by
contemporary artist Sam Van Aken 

1:00 p.m.
Horticulture Certificate Program graduation followed by a traditional Mai Bowle Reception
at 1:30 hosted by the Herb Associates


*Support for this exhibition has been generously provided by the Dorothea Leonhardt Fund at the Communities Foundation of Texas, Inc. 


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