This winter, when it was hard to imagine spring flowers, we received a call from the Berkshire Botanical Garden in Stockbridge, Massachusetts. Crisp Architects had been selected along with three other architects to design a folly titled ‘Gimme Shelter: Architects Design for Shade’. Proceeds of the exhibition and sale of the follies will benefit the garden and their many programs.
We had a lot of fun with a variety of ideas then settled on a classic garden folly archetype. Lucky for us Ed Herrington of Herrington’s Building Supply offered to supply the materials and Mike Shiels of Shiels Builders agreed to build it.
There will be a reception April 28th from 5pm to 7pm and tickets can be obtained from Berkshire Botanical Garden.