Parties & Openings
July 16 - Red Hook
Bard's SummerScape Gala
July 14 - Richmond
WAM's Stars in the Orchard
July 11 - Pittsfield
Kids 4 Harmony Concert
Berkshire Botanical Holiday Marketplace
Early shoppers on Friday evening, December 3, at the The Berkshire Botanical Garden‘s Holiday Marketplace did well even as they were doing good. A wide array of tempting mostly seasonal items, including wreaths, tabletop decorations, barely-sprouted bulbs in handsome containers, alpaca coats for humans and dogs, a Swedish advent pixie, and charming grosgrain ribbon by the yard had the cash registers ringing non-stop. The sale continues through the weekend from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. on Saturday, December 4 and from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. on Sunday, December 5.
Helen Davies, John Davies, Shirley Simmons.
Robyn Sandberg and Mark Mendel; BBG Trustees Skippy Nixon and Matt Larkin
BBG Treasurer Ellen Greendale, Executive Director Molly Boxer, and Office Manager Val Toenes; master wreath-maker Joan Comeau and Diana French in a fabulous Armani coat she got at the late, lamented U.S. Blueswear in Pittsfield
Co-chairs of the vendor committee Gail Shaw and Judie Owens, a BBG trustee; Ginger Schwartz and Lanie Grant
Lacy the supermodel in a Lollypups Petwear alpaca and pima cotton coat, $76.50; Loomis Creek nursery co-owner and BBG trustee Bob Hyland crowned by the box and winterberry wreath he designed
Peter Hansen and Hancock Shaker Village board chair Petra Krauledat; Dan Mathieu and Tom Potter
Ed Ivas, Elizabeth Olenbush, BBG trustee Cathy Clark, and Rob Williams
BBG Senior Gardener Jessica Savory and trustee Ingrid Taylor; Steve McCarthy with alpaca coats, socks, scarves made of yarn from his own Spruce Ridge Farm in Old Chatham
A bûche de Noël , $45, from Soma Catering; a boxwood table decoation.
Nancy Kolodner and Malinka Jackson; BBG trustee Elizabeth Hamilton and Peter Fasano
Real Gustavian owner Lani Summerville-Sternerup and her daughter Emma Sternerup with their Swedish advent pixies, $75; the wreaths, all donated, sell for $40 - $195