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.
Showcases native wildflowers and ferns that Aiken loved, propagated, wrote about, and urged others to grow.
A club that promotes the study of birds in Berkshire County.
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A 1908 trolley bridge that is now covered with flowers to enjoy from April until the end of October.