Gather. Harvest. Forage.

Farm & Garden

Learn about the bountiful land and soil that connects us all and allows us to heal and thrive in the heart of the Berkshires.

Explore all experiences at Miraval Berkshires

EVENING GARDEN MEDITATION

Unwind and engage all the senses while deepening your connection with plants and nature as you enjoy an evening meditation in the Meadowview Gardens. Experience a different connection with the plant world as your visual input fades with daylight and nightfall enhances your other senses. We will explore themes of rest and rejuvenation as it relates to the plant world and ourselves and create an herbal sachet to take with us to in this cycle of rejuvenation. 90 MIN | $49

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THE SEED CIRCLE

Enjoy the meditative process of preparing seed by hand while exploring concepts of open sourcing, seed sovereignty, protecting our pollinators, and the impermanence of nature. In the spirit of a traditional New England seed swap, you can relax with fellow guests over a glass of wine and take home seeds from our garden. $

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TWILIGHT ON THE FARM

As our day transitions to evening, so does nature's pace. Join us on the farm for twilight time to slow down and give thanks for today’s gift. Tend to our gardens and animals’ end-of-day needs as we share the farm’s intentions and natural world connections by building a fire together and toasting with a seasonal beverage. $

Seasonally Offered

MIRAVAL BERKSHIRES' HONEY TASTING EXPERIENCE

Immerse yourself in the complex world of honey. Explore different flavors and aromas through interactive self-tasting exercises. You will be guided through the methods of sensory analysis through taste as you evaluate honey from around the world. 45 MIN | $79

CHICKEN KEEPING

This class covers the life cycle and needs of a chicken. Learn how to raise, handle, and care for a backyard flock, and how to set up a small coop to give hens safe access to a pasture. This fun and hands-on class will offer an opportunity for you to collect eggs in the coop and bond with a hen. 50 MIN | $49

Complimentary

MEADOWVIEW FARM & BARN TOUR

Tour the Meadowview barn and gardens and meet our medley of plants, birds, and animals. Learn about sustainable practices, biodynamic principles, and a vision for responsible agriculture's role in our health and earth care. Get to know our hens that provide our restaurants with fresh eggs, along with our bees and raptors (including red-tailed hawks, owls, and vultures). Taste seasonal, fresh crops straight from the field and ask questions about your own growing endeavors. Be sure to bring your phone to take pictures with our gentle friends. 50 MIN

RAPTORS & RESILIENCE: Life Re-envisioned

In this program, guests will be personally introduced to a bird of prey, while learning about their life and ways. Guests will have the opportunity to connect with these special beings and explore for themselves the power of life re-envisioned. Themes emphasize the natural history, science, and symbolism of these animals as well as a service component of direct interaction and caretaking. 4 people max. 75 MIN | $79

Seasonally Offered

Mindful Mushroom Discovery

Come enjoy a fungal adventure! Take a meditative stroll and further explore the many mysterious and magical roles of fungi. Learn about and practice some basic mushroom identification skills. Deepen your understanding of the fungal connections that surround us. 110 MIN | $49

Complimentary

The Magic of Mushrooms

This lecture discusses our history with fungi, medicinal applications, and commonly foraged culinary treats. Fungi are much more than tasty morsels. They serve as healers that enable and strengthen many species in ways that we are only beginning to understand. Familiarize yourself with mushrooms beyond their fruiting bodies and discover the mysteries of the mycelial network. 50 MIN

MASTERING MICRO GREENS

Learn about microgreens, a nutrient-dense food that you can quickly grow in very small spaces. Taste several microgreens, each with their own unique flavor and nutritional offerings to explore what you may like to grow. Next, practice seed-sowing and harvesting to explore the ease of hands-on cultivation. Conclude with a fresh wheatgrass or barley juice sample and celebrate the joy of the seed-to-harvest process. 75 MIN | $49

THE WISDOM OF OWLS

Owls are ancient symbols of stillness, focus, and inner knowing, and can teach us a lot. As the days get shorter and colder, nature goes within. Owls are with us through this time. They do not migrate; they adapt to the season, hunting alone in the stillness of night. Owl teaches us that if we are willing to look inside and brave our “flight” through the darkness, we will emerge with rewards from our deepest selves. Spend time with Miraval’s owls and explore their world through direct connection, meditation, and creative expression. 75 MIN | $79

Seasonally Offered

Fantastic Fungi: Grow your Own

Participate in the hands-on propagation of mushrooms on the farm, from spore to fruit. Learn how we can incorporate fruiting bodies into our daily lives and why they are so beneficial. Explore the many different roles of fungi within our ecosystems and investigate how we can take our cues from nature and apply them to our agricultural systems. 80 MIN | $79

Complimentary

MORNING HARVEST

Greet the day at the Meadowview Acres farm and help to gather its bounty. We will be collecting eggs and learning to harvest herbs and fresh produce from a perspective of gratitude as a component of our overall wellbeing. 90 MIN

Seasonally Offered

Farm Sense

We invite you to be a part of the cycle of farm life. Practice tending the gardens, as well as feeding and caring for our animals. Engage all five senses as you move through our gardens, apiary, chicken yard, raptor house, and horse barn. 110 MIN | $49

WEEDS & WINE: Honoring the Dandelion

Join Sarah Duprey for a closer look at the dandelion and other commonly misunderstood or overlooked plants at Meadowview Farm. Discover the gifts that some of these plants have to offer us and our ecosystems. We will spend time engaging hands-on in weed management, and then relax and sip a rare, summery dandelion wine while taking comfort in nature’s greater designs. 90 MIN | $79