Parties & Openings
October 25 - Stockbridge
Literacy Network Gala
October 24 - Pittsfield
BCC's Orchid & Tropical Show
October 18 - G. Barrington
Berkshire South Gala
“Contained Exuberance” Opens at Berkshire Botanical Garden
The trustees and other passionate supporters of the Berkshire Botanical Garden in Stockbridge gathered on Saturday June 6 to toast blogger Margaret Roach of A Way To Garden and Bob Hyland of Loomis Creek Nursery, who designed and installed the exhibit “Contained Exuberance,” which features 11 different sets of cleverly planted containers. “They will look better in a few weeks after they have time to fill in,” said Roach who is known to be a perfectionist like her mentor, Martha Stewart. To judge from their canapes, the trustees of the garden are perfectionists too. They made all the hors d’oeuvres themselves and you’ve never seen so many trays of exquisite—and delicious—nibbles, which were passed by student volunteers from Monument Mountain High School.
BBG trustee Ian Hooper, Wendy Philbrick and Edward Baptiste; garden designer and writer Honey Sharp and her daughter Nadia Szold.
BBG intern Dave Mattern and senior gardener Serena Epstein; volunteer waitresses from Monument Mountain High School Anna Campetti and Annalena Barrett.
BBG director of horticulture Dorthe Hviid with guests of honor Bob Hyland and Margaret Roach.
Paul & Maureen Hickey; marketing consultant Allison Marchese and Madeline Hooper, vice-chair of the BBG board.
Maria Carls, chairman of the board David Carls, and trustee Jo Dare Mitchell; trustees Janet Laudenslager and Judie Owens.