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Berkshire Botanical Garden’s Fête des Fleurs

Rural Intelligence Parties and OpeningsGardeners are among the most creative people around, which was evident at the Fête des Fleurs fundraiser at the Berkshire Botanical Garden in Stockbridge on Saturday, July 23. The lavishly decorated tent vied for attention with the hats many women wore to compete in a chapeau contest in which prizes were awarded in four categories: Out on a Limb, Birds of a Feather, Chiquita Banana and Hat Garden. Party chair Maria Nation (left with fellow BBG trustee Bob Hyland) was cool as a cucumber even though it was one of the hottest nights of the year.

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Artist and garden designer Naomi Blumenthal with her husband, Ronald Blumenthal; BBG trustee Judie Owens with activist Mary Pat Akers.

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Fashion consultant Barbara Friedman and baking entrepreneur Robert Dow; Katie Whalan with BBG executive director Molly Boxer.

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Kaitlin Vickery and BIFF founder Kelley Vickery with Pine Cone Hill founder Annie Selke; Gail Shaw, Max Aflalo and BBG trustee Janet Laudenslager.


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Branding and design consultants Kevin Sprague & Heather Pelle Rose of Studio Two; Kate Adams and Roberto Flores of Good Dogs Farm.

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Stefanie Lew, Beau Buffier, Michael Beck & Joseph Cho.


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Hilary Deely, who is co-producing the Made in the Berkshires Festival, with artist/designer Anne G. Fredericks; Pam Johnson & Jim Lamme.

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Monterey Masonry’s Mark Mendel with architect Ritch Holben; screenwriter Holly Morse and psychologist Michael Lipson.

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Arthur Schwartz with Annie Selke and architect Kristine Sprague.

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Rachel & Adam Albright; Pauline Nash with Anthony Archer-Wills.

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Petra Krauledat with Joanne Yurman; Laura Persily with BBG director of horticulture Dorthe Hviid.

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Architect and furniture designer Robyn Sandberg with Metropolitan Museum of Art curator Elennor Alcorn and Michael Lipson; Jan Johnson and BBG trustee Wendy Linscott.

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Gretchen Court, Maria Nation and Ellen Perry.

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