Berkshire Botanical Garden

Offsite Field Study: Magnificent Hudson Valley, Kykuit

June 22, 2017       08:15 AM - 03:30 PM

House, Garden and Sculpture Park

Travel by passenger van. Departing BBG parking lot at 8:15 am, returning 3:30pm.

Join BBG for a field trip to Kykuit, a preeminent Hudson Valley house and garden. This hilltop paradise was home to four generations of the Rockefeller family, beginning with the philanthropist John D. Rockefeller, founder of Standard Oil and, in his day, the richest man in America. This extraordinary house and gardens have been continuously and meticulously maintained for more than 100 years. Our tour will focus on architecture, gardens, art, history, and spectacular scenery. The 2 1⁄2 hour tour will explore the morning and brook gardens, the Italian garden, and the Adam and Eve fountain area, with a special focus on the exceptional terraced gardens containing Governor Nelson A. Rockefeller’s extensive collection of 20th-century sculpture. Artists represented include Pablo Picasso, Henry Moore, Alexander Calder, Louise Nevelson, and David Smith, among many others. There is extensive topography and sturdy shoes are highly recommended. Following the tour, we will picnic at the Visitors Center on the grounds. Participants can choose to bring a bagged lunch or purchase lunch at the Visitors Center cafe.

Dress for the weather: comfortable, sturdy footwear and warm, waterproof outerwear, umbrella.

Withdrawals: To withdraw your registration for a class, please contact us as soon as possible so we can make your space available to others. If you give us at least 7 days notice prior to the event, we will refund your fee less a $10 administration charge. Please note: we cannot offer refunds for withdrawals less than 7 days before a class.

Thank you for your interest. This event has ended.
Thank you for your interest, but we are sold out of tickets for this event. If you'd like to be placed on a waitlist, please contact the BBG office manager at (413) 320-4794.

Come Learn

Connect With Us


Berkshires In Bloom

Be A Force Of Nature

Join the Garden

Become A Member

Free Admission, Special Events, Discounts, and More!


Berkshire Botanical Garden
PO Box 826
5 West Stockbridge Road Stockbridge, MA 01262
Phone: 413.298.3926 info@berkshirebotanical


Gardens & Visitor Center Open 9 am – 5 pm daily May 1st to Columbus Day
Administrative Office
Open 9am – 4pm
Monday-Friday, all year


Members Free
Adults $15
Seniors $14
Students $12
Children under 12 Free