At just under 15 acres in size, the eye-catching environment is perfectly balanced with a number of habitats: a small pond seeded with diverse wetland plants, a meandering trail under ancient conifers, a slope side bedecked with the bright hues of sun-loving collections.
Mutti was impressed with this West Stockbridge treasure once called “a glistening community gem” by a famous horticultural author. And when we got tired of admiring thousands of beautiful perennials, all we had to do was plunk ourselves down on one of 25 custom-built benches on display in the Garden.
Concrete, cast-iron, carved stone, aluminum, cedar, the bench artists who build these relaxing pieces of art spared no expense in detail and design. The creative seats almost look too nice to flop a backside onto. Some are even for sale – albeit, for a small fortune.
Mutti was impressed. So much so that she literally ‘fell for’ a Big Leaf Magnolia tree, skinning her knee and bruising her ego. She’s fine, as you can plainly see in these photos of her smiling self.
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