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The roving gardener: Visiting the gardens of Stockbridge

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Posted on May 13, 2019 |
By Judith Irven



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From Edith Wharton’s “Italian Garden” you can see her mansion “The Mount.” Photo by Dick Conrad

By Judith Irven / Photographs by Dick Conrad

Whether or not you have a garden of your own, may I suggest the perfect pastime for spring and summer: spending time in an exquisite garden that somebody else has created and maintains.

Stockbridge, Mass., in the heart of the Berkshire hills and just an hour’s drive south of the Vermont border, is a garden-lovers paradise. Here, within a five-mile radius, you can visit three special gardens of yesteryear and a major botanical garden with its graceful contemporary-style plantings.

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