The Education Center of the Berkshire Botanical Garden, 5 West Stockbridge Road, at the intersection of Routes 102 and 183 in Stockbridge, MA. For a map of and directions to the Garden, click http://www.berkshirebotanical.org and scroll under "Visit."
Garden writer Marcia Tatroe will be present our morning program on choosing a plant palette that will extend the beauty of the rock garden to all four seasons. She pens the monthly "Mountain Garden Checklist" for Sunset Magazine and is a frequent contributor to Colorado Gardener and other gardening publications. Her photography and gardens have been featured in numerous books, magazines and nationally televised gardening shows. She lectures throughout the West focusing on garden design, rock gardening, xeriscape, and native plants. In her most recent book, Cutting Edge Gardening in the Intermountain West, she advocates using drought-tolerant and native plants and indigenous materials to create a gardening aesthetic unique to this region. Her garden was awarded Habitat Hero status by the Audubon Rockies in 2015 as an outstanding urban wildscape.
The BIG PLANT SALE after lunch is a major fundraiser for the Berkshire Chapter and helps pay for programs. Please bring donations from your gardens!! Bring your friends as well so they can purchase specialty plants and learn more about our chapter and the North American Rock Garden Society.