The Berkshire region has a long history of gardens with many gorgeous ones, both public and private. Here are some that are open to us all which we can enjoy.
Ashintully Gardens The creation of contemporary composer John McLennan, Ashintully Gardens are a serene retreat in the Berkshires surrounded by forested hills and traversed by a rushing stream.
Sodem Road Tyringham MA 01264 413.298.3239www.thetrustees.org
Berkshire Botanical Garden One of New England's most treasured public gardens whose mission is to inspire and educate the community in responsible horticulture and home-grown food.
5 West Stockbridge Road Stockbridge MA 01262 413.298.3926www.berkshirebotanical.org
Hebert Arboretum A living tree library located within one of Pittsfield's premier city resources, Springside Park, encompassing 231 acres within the city and a unique sanctuary for plant and animal life.
874 North Street (Route 7) Pittsfield MA 01202 413.443.5348www.hebertarboretum.org
Innisfree Formerly the private garden of Walter and Marion Beck, Innisfree is, unequivocally, an American garden. The lake is glacial and most plant material is native.
Tyrell Road Millbrook NY 12545 845.677.8000innisfreegarden.org
Merwin House & Gardens William and Elizabeth Doane purchased this handsome house in 1875 as their summer retreat. They named it "Tranquility" as it overlooks a peaceful bend in the Housatonic River.
14 Main Street Stockbridge MA 01262 617.994.6662www.historicnewengland.org
Wethersfield Wethersfield was the country estate of Chauncey Devereux Stillman. At Mr. Stillman’s death in 1989 the estate was opened to the public for open space and scenic enjoyment.
88 Wethersfield Way Amenia NY 12501 845.373.8037www.wethersfieldgarden.org