Berkshire Botanical Garden

Search again Edit this page
United States of America - Massachusetts - Stockbridge

Institution Code: STOCK

International Agenda Registration: No

BGCI Member: No

About the Berkshire Botanical Garden

Berkshire Botanical Garden is a not-for-profit public garden consisting of 18 display gardens, a woodland preserve, several specialty collections and three greenhouses. The Garden is situated in the rural Berkshire Hills of Western Massachusetts.

Main Address:
Berkshire Botanical Garden
5 West Stockbridge Road
Mailing: P.O. Box 826
Massachusetts 01262 United States of America

Telephone: (413) 298-3926
Fax: (413) 298-4897
Primary Email:

Staff Details

  • Director's Name: Michael Beck, Executive Director
    Curator's Name: Matthew Turnbull, Director of Horticulture
    Plant Records Officer's Name:
  • Total Staff:
    Horticultural Staff Number: 4
    Educational Staff Number: 3
    Research Staff Number:
    Administration Staff Number: 2

About the Garden

  • Institution Type: Botanic Garden
  • Status
  • Status: Private: Yes
  • Date founded: 1934
  • Physical Data
  • Natural Vegetation Area: Yes
    Natural vegetation area: Size: 1 Hectares
  • Landscaped Area: Yes
    Landscaped Area: Size: 5 Hectares
  • Total Area: 6 Hectares
    Latitude: 42.3033220
    Longitude: -73.3431400
    Altitude: 325.00 Metres
    Total area of glasshouses: 654 Metres

Features and Facilities

  • Herbarium: No
    Arboretum: Yes
  • Micropropagation/ Tissue Culture Facilities: No
    Seed Bank: No
    Published Plant Catalogue: No
    Computer Plant Record System: Yes
  • Open to public: Yes
    Friends society: Yes
    Retail Outlet: Shop: Yes
    Retail Outlet: Plant Sales: Yes
  • Number of Visitors: 10000
    Number of Volunteers: 425

Plant Collections

  • Accession Number: 1769
    Cultivation Taxa Num: 3000
  • Special Collections:This covers the woody hardy plants in the Garden. Perennials, annuals and tender woodies are not accessioned.

    15 acres and 22 display areas representing over 3,000 regionally appropriate plant species, significant trees, unique shrubs and exotic botanical collections

Conservation Programmes

  • Conservation Programme: No
    Medicinal Plant Programme: No
    Ex Situ Conservation Programme: No
    Reintroduction Programme: No

Research Programmes

  • Biotechnology: No
    Plant Breeding: No
    Conservation - Biology: No
    Conservation - Genetics: No
    Data Management Systems and Information Technology: No
    Ecology: No
    Ecosystem Conservation: No
    Education: Yes
    Ethnobotany: No
    Exploration: No
    Floristics: No
    Horticulture: Yes
    Invasive Species Biology and Control: Yes
    Molecular Genetics: No
    Pollination Biology: No
    Restoration Ecology: No
    Seed/Spore Biology: No
    Systematics and Taxonomy: No
    Sustainability: No
    Pharmacology: No
    Agriculture: No
    Land Restoration: No
    Urban Environments: No

Education Programmes

  • Visitor/Education Centre: Yes
    Education Signs in Garden: Yes
    Public Lectures/Talks: Yes
    Education Booklets/Leaflets: Yes
    Guided Tours: Yes
    Permanent Public Displays: Yes
    Special Exhibitions: Yes
    Courses for School Children: Yes
    Courses for University/College Students: Yes
    Courses for General Public: Yes
    Education Programme: Yes