Welcome to the Garden!
Our grounds are open daily, May 1st through October 31st, from 9AM-5PM.
Galleries open 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. daily
Safety First: Berkshire Botanical Garden is a COVID-compliant facility.
Updated COVID-19 Safety Standards:
The Department of Public Health issued a public health advisory effective July 30, 2021 that advises all unvaccinated residents to continue to wear masks in indoor settings and when they can’t be socially distanced. The advisory also recommends that vaccinated residents who are at increased risk from COVID-19, or who live with someone at increased risk, should wear a face covering indoors (other than in their home).
Advance ticketing is recommended
Click above to reserve!
Admission includes access to the gardens, art in the galleries and on grounds, a self-guided audio tour, a free group tour scheduled at 11:00 am once each day from June 1st - Sept 1st, and the use of BBG buildings and bathrooms.
MEMBERS & CHILDREN UNDER 12: Free Become a Member!
GENERAL ADMISSION: $15
SENIOR/REDUCED ADMISSION: $14
LIBRARY / MUSEUM PASS HOLDERS: Free. Confirm that your local library is a participant and obtain their museum pass to present to the Garden's Visitor Center staff at check-in. Library cards are not accepted.
RECIPROCAL ADMISSION WITH NARM / ROAM / AHS MEMBERSHIP: Free (Present current membership cards with NARM/ROAM logo for each visitor at check-in.) For more information about reciprocal admission click HERE.
MASSACHUSETTS CARD TO CULTURE PROGRAM - EBT, WIC, and ConnectorCare: Free admission to any bearer of these cards, their family and guests. Ticketed events excluded.
(Present EBT, WIC, or ConnectorCare card at check-in.)
When planning your visit, be sure to check current Covid-19 advisories and restrictions.
Please follow these guidelines when visiting the Garden:
ADVANCE TIMED TICKETING
Advance timed ticketing is recommended (but not required) even if you are a Garden member or wish to visit on a free-admission day. Not a member? Become a Member!
Guests are welcome to remain on the grounds for as long as desired until closing at 5:00PM.
Reserve your tickets in advance HERE
ARRIVAL & CHECK-IN
Park in our main parking lot and check-in at the admission desk in the Visitor Center/Garden Shop. If you have pre-purchaed tickets online, you will be asked to provide proof of admission for the designated date/time through presentation of a mobile ticket, or by name. If you have a reserved your tickets online, and received an email confirmation, your name, and those of everyone in your party, will be at the Garden Shop check-in.
CANCELLATIONS & REFUNDS
Tickets are non-refundable. However, should your plans change and you are unable to visit BBG after purchasing a ticket, we will gratefully email a donation receipt to you, upon request.
DATE & TIME CHANGES
We are unable to accommodate requests for date or time change. If space allows, we will honor unused tickets from other dates/times at the admission desk in our Garden Shop.
BUILDINGS & RESTROOMS
Restrooms are available with paid admission to visitors in both the Education Center and Center House.
DOGS / ANIMALS
Dogs / animals (other than service animals) are not allowed on property or in the gardens.
Berkshire Botanical Garden is a smoke-free environment. No smoking is permitted on grounds or in buildings.
The terrain is variable, and some gardens are only accessible by stone steps, although these areas are viewable from multiple points. Seating is available throughout the Garden. Many of our paths are accessible for people with disabilities. Wheelchairs are available with advanced reservation by calling 413 320-4794.
LENGTH OF VISIT
Visitors spend approximately 2 hours exploring the gardens and grounds. Visits are not limited to the duration of your scheduled arrival. Guests are welcome to remain on the grounds for as long as desired until 5 p.m. The Garden closes at 5pm.
If you have prepurchased tickets, please arrive during your pre-scheduled time slot. However, if running late, provide proof of admission at the gate, and if space allows, you will be granted entry.
FOOD, DRINK AND GARBAGE
Snacks and beverages are available in the Garden Shop located in the Visitor Center May 1 - October 31. Guests are welcome to bring their own food/drink for consumption on-site. Visitors are asked to carry out what they carry in. PLEASE DO NOT LITTER. Garbage receptacles are not available throughout the garden.
See a Map of the Garden.
Private professional photography at the Garden is welcomed with advanced permission and/or membership. View our policies and application.
Berkshire Botanical Garden's programs are generously supported by the Mass Cultural Council.