Saturday, July 31, 10:00 am – The Global Migration of Ornamental Plants – How the World Got Into Your Garden

Learn about the history of how the world got into your garden in this Horticulture in History program sponsored by The Berkshire Botanical Garden, 5 West Stockbridge Road, West Stockbridge, on Saturday, July 31 at 10 am. Consider the horticultural endeavors of plant explorers in the far reaches of the globe and how the plants that they brought back with them have impacted our everyday lives. This is a lively account of some of the characters and their intriguing explorations in India, China, Japan, and beyond.

Judith Taylor is an Oxford educated retired physician with a keen interest in horticulture and history. Dr Taylor has published three books on the history of horticulture, including The Global Migration of Ornamental Plants; How the World Got into Your Garden. The cost of this lecture, where books will be available for purchase and signing by the author, is $20, and you may register on line at, or by calling 413- 298-3926.