Tag: Garden

At Berkshire Botanical Garden: ‘PlayDate’ Designers Re-Imagine Play House Structures

Nine local designers and builders interpret play house structures for Berkshire Botanical Garden’s summer exhibition, “PlayDate: Playhouses in the Garden”.

The PlayDate structures vary in size and theme, from a medieval fortress, to an outdoor transparent “play room” and a cubed, mirrored structure. Other designs include a tree trunk transformed into a hobbit house, a 19th Century shepherd’s wagon, a tee-pee made of saplings, a sanctuary, and an antique aviary tea party. A permanent installation at the Garden, the Martha Stewart Cottage, received a makeover for the exhibition, transforming the traditional garden cottage into a wild woodland themed room inspired by the Garden’s own woodland trail. A total of 11 structures are included in the exhibition.

– info from https://berkshirebotanical.org/

Now through September 24, 2017
9 am – 5 pm daily

Berkshire Botanical Garden
5 W Stockbridge Rd
West Stockbridge, MA 01266

Free with garden admission.

Members Free
Adults $15
Seniors/Students $14/$12
Children under 12 Free

“Twofer” Tuesday – BBG offers half price admission every Tuesday in 2017!


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Cary Institute Lecture Series Presents ‘Wild By Design’ on January 6

Winter is the perfect time to start planning, and day dreaming, for the next outdoor season and your garden.  To help you jump-start those plans, and get some interesting new ideas that you might be able to incorporate into your own garden, this Friday, the Cary Institute Presents ‘Wild By Design’ with landscape architect Margie Ruddick.

Harvard trained landscape architect Margie Ruddick will showcase design strategies that integrate biodiversity and ecological purpose. Her visually rich presentation will draw on 30 years of public and private landscape design work.

In her book Wild by Design, Ruddick shows how five basic principles can be applied to create landscapes that are both sustainable and emotionally powerful places. Books will be available for purchase by Merritt Bookstore.

Friday, January 6, 2017 at 7pm
Open to the Public

Cary Institute auditorium
2801 Sharon Turnpike (Route 44)
Millbrook, NY


For more info, visit CaryInstitute.org by clicking here.


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Spring is Happening!

In our corner of Columbia County, Winter can last well into April and we never know when the last snow of the season might happen. For this reason, we hold off until Memorial Day until doing any annual plantings in the yard. For now, we are focusing on the yard cleanup, which is extensive after a harsh winter that left tree limbs and branches everywhere.

During the cleanup, I uncovered this little patch of purple flowers.