Outdoors: Botanical Gardens
Outdoors: Nature waxwings
Outdoors: Nature Stone Hill
From spring wildflowers to winterberry, native plants put on a bright show in regional gardens and meadows. Nature centers lead expeditions to find them.
- Explore frog ponds, caterpillars or old growth red pine at Williamstown Rural Lands Foundation, Mount Greylock, the One World Conservation Center and Tamarack Hollow.
- Garden Conservancy tours open private gardens on select days, and to the south the Berkshire Botanical Garden has newly reopened galleries, a teaching kitchen, a botanical library and 26 display gardens including perennials, annuals, and rose, pond and native plant gardens.
- Azaleas bloom beside Modernist metal sculpture at Field Farm in Williamstown, and Park McCullough House’s gardens and grounds in North Bennington have become a community park. On some summer evenings croquet teams play on the lawn.
Center House has newly reopened with galleries, a teaching kitchen, a botanical library and classroom, and the gardens offer 26 display areas including perennials, roses, a pond and native plant gardens.
Enjoy more than four miles of moderate hiking.
The Visitor Center is open year-round with trail maps, orientation, tourist information, and exhibits on natural and cultural stories of the park.
A club that promotes the study of birds in Berkshire County.
A 1908 trolley bridge that is now covered with flowers to enjoy from April until the end of October.
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Showcases native wildflowers and ferns that Aiken loved, propagated, wrote about, and urged others to grow.