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Berkshire Botanical Event: Gardening As Blood Sport

Rural Intelligence Home and GardenDon’t let the theme of the 39th-annual flower show fool you: The Nurturing Garden: Birds, Bees, Butterflies and Best Friends sounds gentle, but the competition promises to be fierce.  Which brings to light a seldom mentioned fact: gardeners are as competitive as athletes.  This weekend they get to go head-to-head in a wide range of horticultural and sartorial events.  Even at Saturday evening’s fundraising gala, “La Fete des Fleurs,” attendees will be playing to win. 

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At the flower show there are seven classes in the Design Division (think: flower arranging), including the Men’s Challenge Class and three classes in the Youth Division, for ages 5-12.  In addition, there are more than 50 classes for horticulture, including annuals and perennials, bulbs, roses, vegetables, herbs, potted plants and flowering shrubs.  Members and non-members alike must submit their plants and arrangements prior to the show; (See details below.)   

Saturday evening, at the family-friendly cocktail hour “La Fete de Fleur”, held this year at a spectacular private garden in Canaan, NY, the sport continues.  Guests are encouraged to wear attire, especially hats, that reflect the nurturing-garden theme.  There will be prizes for both children and adults. 

Berkshire Botanical Gardens
Rtes. 102 & 183, Stockbridge; 413.298.3926
Saturday,  1-5; Sunday, 10-5
Deliver plants and arrangements to the Garden’s Exhibit Hall on Saturday morning between 8 and 10.

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