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Upcoming Events

Take Back The Woods Walk: How To Avoid Ticks with Berkshire Lyme Alliance
Sat. June 30, 11am

Housatonic Philharmonic Concert
Tues. July 3, 7pm

Wintergreen Folk Music Concert
Tues. July 10, 7pm

Take Back The Woods Walk: How To Avoid Ticks with Berkshire Lyme Alliance
Sat. July 14, 11am

Eagles Concert Band
Tues. July 17, 7 pm

Eagles Big Band 'Swing' Music
Tues. July 24, 7 pm

Gardening & Pruning: Lilac & Shrub Care
Sat. July 28, 11am


  Welcome to Hebert Arboretum

Vincent J. Hebert Lilac Walk

The Hebert Arboretum is a living tree library located within one of Pittsfield's premier city resources, Springside Park. Encompassing 231 acres within the city, the park is a unique sanctuary for plant and animal life. The Arboretum is open from dawn to dusk, seven days a week, all year. Admission is free.

Diverse habitats of rolling hills, meadows, woodlands, streams, marshes and ponds are home for over 50 species of native trees, 338 species of plant life, and a tremendous wildflower variety of over 135 species. The park is host to a 'migration funnel' where migrating songbirds come in the Spring and Fall for sanctuary and rest.

Landscaped gardens include the colorful and nectar-filled butterfly and hummingbird gardens, Master Gardener demonstation gardens, a peaceful Memory Garden, and the Vincent J. Hebert Lilac Walk — all of this amid a backdrop of fields, forest, and beautiful Berkshire views.

The Hebert Arboretum is focused on promoting land preservation and environmentally sound gardening practices, and on providing educational programs and outdoor activities throughout the year.

Our community programs include gardening workshops, outdoor concerts, Arbor Day events, Winterfest, as well as guided bird, wildflower, and stargazing walks.

Come explore, take in the magnificent views, and learn about this beautiful Berkshire landscape! For more information and to learn how you can contribute to the growth of the Arboretum contact us! We'd like to hear from you.

Our Mission...
The Hebert Arboretum displays a wide diversity of trees and other plants in formal landscapes and larger natural areas for people's enjoyment, refreshment, inspiration and better understanding of the living world.

Throughout a city park, it offers educational programs, promotes land preservation and environmentally sound gardening and landscape practices, and is compatible with a variety of other community activities.

Established by Vincent J. Hebert, longtime director of the Pittsfield Parks Department, and Pittsfield Beautiful, the Arboretum serves his vision by creating a special place where visitors can discover and enjoy their natural world.

Hebert Arboretum is located at 874 North Street in Pittsfield, MA 01201. We're open from dawn to dusk every day of the week, 365 days a year.


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Hebert Arboretum - 874 North Street - Pittsfield, MA 01201
In cooperation with Pittsfield Parks Commission, Department of Community Development,
Long Range Park Planning and Pittsfield Beautiful, Inc.
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