Stockbridge, Mass, September 21, 2017. . .Berkshire Botanical Garden has extended the registration deadline for their landscape design competition to select a designer or design team who will help create a new Entry Garden for the newly restored and expanded Center House located on Route 102 in Stockbridge, Massachusetts.
The call for design proposals is open to landscape design students currently enrolled in an accredited landscape architecture program in the United States and Canada. The deadline for both registration and proposals is October 20. Honorariums will be awarded to the winning designer and two runners up, selected by a five-member jury made up of independent designers, horticulturalists, and landscape architects.
Berkshire Botanical Garden is not-for-profit, membership-supported, educational institution. Its 27 gardens in hardiness zone 5b contain plant collections considered among the oldest in the region. The Garden’s Center House, which dates in part to the 1700s, will reopen later this year as a multi-purpose building containing galleries, a teaching kitchen, a botanical library, classroom, and office space. The 4,000 square foot Entry Garden area will become the new gateway for tens of thousands of annual visitors touring the Garden, attending special events on BBG grounds and inside the Center House, and participating in BBG’s varied horticultural and educational programs that take place year-round.
NEW 9-11-17: Aerial views of the garden site
A complete outline of the competition is available at: https://berkshirebotanical.org/get-involved/competition/