Naumgaeg in Stockbridge is widely considered the most iconic public garden in New England. The famous Blue Steps with their white railings and half-moon waterfalls are framed by birches. Here are more gardens in the Berkshires.
Opens May 26, $15 adults; Kids 12 and under free. Naumgaeg, 5 Prospect Hill Road, Stockbridge. 413-298-3239. www.thetrustees.org.