Grow & Show
47th Annual Grow Show
For 47 years, the annual Grow Show has welcomed backyard gardeners to the Berkshire Botanical Garden in Stockbridge to exhibit their favorite vegetables, annuals, perennials, container plants, dish garden—and to be part of a community of growers. The Grow Show has competitions in 70 classes from asters to zinnias. The show has evolved a theme this year: a “House of Flowers.” It runs alongside the garden’s summer-long exhibit, “Play Date,” 12 whimsical outdoor houses.
For the Grow Show, August 12-13, 2017 five historic houses and gardens have partnered in two contests—photography and floral design. Photographers will take inspiration from Chesterwood and Naumkeag in Stockbridge, The Mount and Frelinghuysen Morris House and Studio in Lenox, and Olana in Hudson, NY. For floral design, contestants will create an arrangement for a place at each house, such as Edith Wharton’s writing table at The Mount.