If I could be in the garden 365 days of the year that is where I would be found so it is not a surprise when we initially moved to the area, the Berkshire Botanical Gardens received my membership within the first month of our arrival. Only a 10 minute drive from the Inn, I visit often checking out the newest blossoms, looking for a distinctive gift in their home and garden shop or sitting on a quiet bench to read. Founded in 1934 and open from May 1-Columbus Day [daily 10-5pm], the 15 acre complex is a lively center for horticulture, educational programs and community events. Their annual plant sale will be held May 6,7 this year where guests have the opportunity to browse through 300 varieties of flowering perennials as well as special sections of ferns, vines, grasses, etc. I will certainly be there once again in a few weeks, returning to the Inn with my car trunk filled with unique and beautiful specimens looking for a new home!