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Nice Little Garden

This is a very nice, 15 acre garden, well kept with many nooks and crannies. A leisurely visit... read more

Reviewed September 29, 2018
Film G
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Aurora
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Gorgeous Gem of a Garden!

A short stroll around the grounds leads you to a charming "Hobbit House" and lovely landscapes, all... read more

Reviewed August 27, 2018
Betsy S
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Emerson, New Jersey
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visitors center was locked during hours of operation, but we looked around anyway. Great children's garden, pretty area.

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Reviewed September 29, 2018 via mobile

This is a very nice, 15 acre garden, well kept with many nooks and crannies. A leisurely visit takes an hour. Very clean toilets. This venue is often used for weddings (in fact, it looks like several spaces were specifically designed for weddings; hey, you gotta earn a dollar somehow) so some parts will be closed off if one is happening. As such gardens go, there’s nothing spectacular here, but it’s a nice addition to a Rockwell visit, as it’s just at the corner of the main road, half a mile away.

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Reviewed September 19, 2018

Very beautiful settings. We visited in September which meant most of the plants were not in bloom. (Probably more beautiful in Spring and Summer.) Children under 15 are free. Adults $15. Mosquitoes were out in force. We would have lingered longer if not for that.

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Reviewed August 27, 2018

A short stroll around the grounds leads you to a charming "Hobbit House" and lovely landscapes, all of which creates a soothing a relaxing Nature Walk. Well worth the visit!

1  Thank Betsy S
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Reviewed August 26, 2018

This was a pleasant visit to take a tour of the gardens and galleries to see unique plants, trees and pieces of sculpture placed around the gardens. There are small hot houses to explore and the tour guide, Eric, was very knowledgeable. We saw herb garden, children's garden and a small pond with lilly pads. The views of the landscape are amazingly beautiful. Its only 55 acres so there's not that much walking but there are any paths to explore in the Gardens. The price of admissions includes the garden tour.

1  Thank psr707070
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Reviewed August 7, 2018 via mobile

The grounds are beautiful and well maintained. Sculptures and flowers throughout. Easy paths. Many places to rest. Gift shop has interesting things.

1  Thank Lynn M
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Reviewed August 5, 2018

15 acres of gardens nicely maintained. there are some sculptures scattered throughout. It is a nice half-day adventure (outside - so be sure the weather is right).

1  Thank matthewcP9462MI
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Reviewed August 4, 2018 via mobile

Came here today with friends and really enjoyed the gardens. Very well done and lots of variety. Flowers, herbs, vegetables, water gardens, and more. Nice programs for kids too. Nice area too picnic also which we did after we walked through the gardens. A great spot to visit while in the Berkshires!

1  Thank HawaiiNut02760
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Reviewed July 31, 2018

Lovely and charming Botanic Garden! So beautifully presented in every way. Time flies when visiting! Truly delightful.

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Reviewed July 26, 2018

My husband and I visited the Berkshire Botanical Gardens in Stockbridge, Massachusetts on Thursday, May 24, 2018 as well as on Sunday, July 15, 2018. We found that there was much more in bloom and to see in July then when we visited in May.

In July we really enjoyed the extensive vegetable garden with numerous vegetables growing in unique raised beds, which illustrated a nice way to grow different types of vegetables. We also liked all the well-kept animals, including the huge rabbit, llama, sheep and goats. ‘The Day Lily Walk’ was in full bloom and was beautiful. ‘The Pond Garden’ was also quite nice as well as the unique ‘Martha Stewart Cottage’, the ‘New Wave Garden’, the Herb Garden, the Mixed Border Garden and many more gardens and the new sculptures placed throughout the gardens. There were roses, which were beautiful, but I believe the rose garden was not in full bloom at the time of this visit. Both the grounds and gardens were also well maintained, nicely landscaped and were quite impressive. We spent a little over an hour at the gardens during this visit. We were very glad that we went back to the Berkshire Botanical Gardens in July.

The following was the review that I wrote of the gardens based on our visit in May (May 24, 2018):

We arrived about 12:00 PM and spent a little over an hour there. The brochure entitled ‘Guide to the Gardens’, which we received upon admission, provided good information on a self-guided tour, including a map, and was quite helpful for touring the gardens. Our visit was a little earlier in the season, than in previous years, and everything was not in full bloom yet. However, some plants were in bloom.

The Berkshire Botanical Gardens have always been beautiful, having a variety of different types of plants on display, always something different in bloom at different times of the year, based on our multiple visits to the gardens over the past few years. The vegetable gardens have been very interesting with examples of a variety of different types of vegetables. However, there were only a few vegetables growing at this early time of year. But, regardless of this, there were more different types of potted plants to see in the greenhouse than in previous visits, which was quite nice.

Although there were plants/flowers in bloom, there seemed to be fewer plants in bloom than in previous visits, which have always occurred later in the season for us. The roses were not in bloom yet. I’m assuming they will be in bloom by mid- June, perhaps a bit earlier. Our visit was during the week, not during the weekend as was usual for us, and there were a lot of people (perhaps volunteers) busily planting new plants and maintaining the grounds. Also, since we had a lot of rain in the days prior to our visit, the grass needed to be mowed. I am assuming cutting the grass would have been done before the Memorial Holiday Weekend. This was never an issue for us with past visits to the gardens.

Regardless of this, the Berkshire Botanical Gardens have always been a great place to visit in the Berkshires for beautiful gardens and scenic landscapes. It has been a very relaxing place to walk around and enjoy the scenery and nice gardens, definitely a great escape worth visiting. We enjoyed visiting these gardens each time we went there. There was also plenty of free parking convenient to the gardens.

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