Visitor Info


The Hebert Arboretum is open from dawn to dusk, seven days a week, all year. Admission is free.

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.

2013 Schedule of Events


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OCTOBER 19, Saturday, 9:30 AM - 5 PM
Fall Park Clean-Up with Friends of Springside

Learn land stewardship through hands on participation cleaning up litter and junk from illegal dumping throughout Springside Park's 245 acres. Clean up begins at 9:30 by the Upper playground off North Street, drop in anytime! Bring gloves (some will be provided), dress warm and wear sturdy shoes.

OCTOBER 26, Saturday, 3 PM
Land & Legends of Springside Park Hike

Local historian Joe Durwin will lead an 'unconventional park stroll' from Doyle Softball complex through the Dark Pines and the old reservoir, outlining the way Pittsfield's largest park has evolved over 103 years of land acquisitions, changes and issues, and share some semi-spooky legends about the park over the years. Dress warm and wear sturdy shoes.

NOVEMBER 12, 2013, Saturday, 5-6:30 PM
Pruning: Hands-On Instruction

Join Bob Presutti, Friend of Springside Park, for hands-on instruction in the pruning of trees and shrubs, and the latest methods for better plant health and shape. Meets on the second Tuesday of each month, April through November, at the parking lot in front of Springside House. Bring gloves and tools if you have them; some will be provided.

Events are FREE though Donations are appreciated as they support the arboretum.
All ages welcome. MEET at Springside House

Information: 413-443-5348

Sponsored By The Vincent J. Hebert Arboretum at Springside Park in cooperation with the City of Pittsfield Parks Commission, Department of Community Development/Long Range Park Planning and Pittsfield Beautiful, Inc. and t groups mentioned.

Ongoing Projects
Garden With Us

Hebert Arboretum also has many wonderful projects for the public:

Our projects include the Bluebird Restoration Project, the Conifer Garden, Daffodil Hill, the Vincent J. Hebert Lilac Walk, our beautiful Butterfly & Humming Bird Garden, our Memory Garden and more. We are also affiliated with the Gardens of the Berkshires whose projects we participate in.

Learn with us, in hands-on instruction, as we beautify our park.

Join The Friends of Hebert Arboretum for a morning or afternoon gardening in the Hummingbird & Butterfly Garden, the Memory Garden and the other gardens.

Call Judy, Gardens Facilitator, 413-445-5540, for dates and times.
Bring tools and gloves, if you have them, some will be provided. Beginners welcome.
A bonus is that when the thinning of plants is done volunteers get to take home the extra plants.
Pruning With Bob
Learn how to prune trees and shrubs the second Tuesday of each month at 5PM.
Bob Presutti offers instruction on how to prune trees and shrubs for beauty and health.
Bring gloves and tools if you have them; some will be provided. Meet in the parking lot at Springside House.
Adopt A Garden

There are a number of small gardens that are available for adoption.

Become a Friends of Hebert Arboretum by adopting a garden. Assistance and direction will be provided.
Call Elizabeth at 413-443-5348 for information.
Lilac Walk & Daffodil Hill

Daffodil Hill is an ongoing project where daffodils are planted every year with the intention of filling the hill below the Lilac Walk, overlooking Pittsfield, with daffodils. If you'd like to be part of this project call us. We'd love to hear from you.

Vincent J. Hebert Lilac Walk

Daffodil Hill
Hebert Arboretum General Meetings
Hebert Arboretum General Meetings meet the second Thursday of each month at 6:30pm, except January, August and December. The public is welcome to attend.
The Arboretum is accepting new Board Members and volunteers.
Call Elizabeth at 413-443-5348 for information.
All activities take place at Hebert Arboretum at Springside Park.
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