FamilyandChildren's

Aug
11
Fri
Animals in August – Birds of Prey @ Berkshire Botanical Garden
Aug 11 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Animals in August – Eight Great Programs for Families

The month of August is all about animals in the Garden, with lectures and  interactive workshops offered free to Garden members and children under 12, and to non-members with admission to the Garden. Please join us as we explore animals small and large at the Garden.

Friday, August 11
10-11:00 a.m.
Birds of Prey with Tom Ricardi, Wildlife Rehabilitator
Lecture/demonstration for all ages. Tom will share the natural history of birds of prey, demonstrate some of their unique behaviors and inspire children to appreciate, respect and conserve these important members of our wild kingdom.

Aug
12
Sat
The Grow Show @ The Garden
Aug 12 @ 12:00 pm – Aug 13 @ 5:00 pm

47th Annual
The Grow Show

Submit your own entries in the show or stop by and take in the talents of regional gardeners, flower designers, and photographers.
This Year Featuring:
House of Flowers

Our floral design and photography divisions are inspired by five historic homes:

Chesterwood, Frelinghuysen Morris House and Studio,
The Mount, Naumkeag, and Olana

Exhibition hours: August 12, noon – 5 p.m.  and August 13, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Free with Garden admission (check in at the Visitor Center when you arrive.)

All ages and experience levels are welcome to enter this blue-ribbon event!

Learn about the Floral Design Division
Register for the Floral Design Division

Learn about the Horticulture Division
Learn about the Photography Division

 

Animals in August – Fairy Houses @ Berkshire Botanical Garden
Aug 12 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Animals in August – Eight Great Programs for Families

The month of August is all about animals in the Garden, with lectures and  interactive workshops offered free to Garden members and children under 12, and to non-members with admission to the Garden. Please join us as we explore animals small and large at the Garden.

Saturday, August 12
10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Fairy Houses
Workshop/demonstration
Spend a few minutes or a few hours with your friends and family, working together to make homes for the numerous fairies that roam throughout our Garden.

Aug
13
Sun
The Grow Show @ Berkshire Botanical Garden
Aug 13 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

The Grow Show
The “You Grow it and We Show it” event in the Berkshires.

Take In The Talents Of Regional Gardeners, Flower Designers, And Photographers.

This Year Featuring:
House Of Flowers

Our floral design and photography divisions are inspired by five historic homes:

Chesterwood, Frelinghuysen Morris House and Studio,
The Mount, Naumkeag, and Olana

Exhibition hours: August 12, noon – 5 p.m. and August 13, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Free with Garden admission (check in at the Visitor Center when you arrive.)

Aug
17
Thu
Animals in August – The Caterpillar Lab @ Berkshire Botanical Garden
Aug 17 @ 10:00 am – 1:45 pm

Animals in August – Eight Great Programs for Families

The month of August is all about animals in the Garden, with lectures and  interactive workshops offered free to Garden members and children under 12, and to non-members with admission to the Garden. Please join us as we explore animals small and large at the Garden.

Thursday, August 17
10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
The Caterpillar Lab
Workshop/demonstration
Come meet and learn about some little-known native critters! We’ll have a guest educator from The Caterpillar Lab (located in Keene, NH) to explain caterpillar biology and tell incredible but true stories about the creatures’ strange and surprising adaptations.

Aug
18
Fri
Animals in August – Spinning Angora Rabbit Wool @ Berkshire Botanical Garden
Aug 18 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Animals in August – Eight Great Programs for Families

The month of August is all about animals in the Garden, with lectures and  interactive workshops offered free to Garden members and children under 12, and to non-members with admission to the Garden. Please join us as we explore animals small and large at the Garden.

Friday, August 18
10am-2pm
Spinning Angora Rabbit Wool
Workshop/demonstration
Meet Dante, BBG’s angora rabbit, learn to harvest his wool (he loves to be groomed), and try spinning it into yarn.

Aug
19
Sat
Animals in August – Worm Houses @ Berkshire Botanical Garden
Aug 19 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Animals in August – Eight Great Programs for Families

The month of August is all about animals in the Garden, with lectures and  interactive workshops offered free to Garden members and children under 12, and to non-members with admission to the Garden. Please join us as we explore animals small and large at the Garden.

Saturday, August 19
10 a.m.- 2 p.m.
Worm Houses
Workshop/demonstration
Learn about worms and how to make worm composting bins in this journey into the world of underground botany. We’ll take a close look at soil and what it is made up of, including what lives in it.

Aug
24
Thu
Animals in August – Wet Felting with Sheep Wool @ Berkshire Botanical Garden
Aug 24 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Animals in August – Eight Great Programs for Families

The month of August is all about animals in the Garden, with lectures and  interactive workshops offered free to Garden members and children under 12, and to non-members with admission to the Garden. Please join us as we explore animals small and large at the Garden.

Thursday, August 24
10 a.m.- 2 p.m
Wet Felting with Sheep Wool
Workshop/demonstration

Learn about the importance of wool and the animals that wear it! A great workshop for all ages, participants will card sheep wool and create a felted project to take home.

Aug
25
Fri
Animals in August – The Fabulous Snakes of Berkshire County @ Berkshire Botanical Garden
Aug 25 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Animals in August – Eight Great Programs for Families

The month of August is all about animals in the Garden, with lectures and  interactive workshops offered free to Garden members and children under 12, and to non-members with admission to the Garden. Please join us as we explore animals small and large at the Garden.

Friday, August 25
10 – 11:00 a.m.
The Fabulous Snakes of Berkshire County
with Tom Tyning, Professor of Environmental Science at Berkshire Community College
Lecture/demonstration
This program is designed for all ages and highlights some of the least known and most fascinating animals of our backyard. The illustrated talk will include methods of identifying snakes, a bit about their biology, interesting tidbits about their behaviors and the methods that snakes use to protect themselves and reproduce.

 

 

Aug
26
Sat
Animals in August – Bee Houses @ Berkshire Botanical Garden
Aug 26 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Animals in August – Eight Great Programs for Families

The month of August is all about animals in the Garden, with lectures and  interactive workshops offered free to Garden members and children under 12, and to non-members with admission to the Garden. Please join us as we explore animals small and large at the Garden.

Saturday, August 26
10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Bee Houses
Workshop/demonstration

Learn about honey bees and how they thrive in their homes. There will be an observation box to look up close at what honey bees do inside their hive. In addition, we’ll make small bee condos out of wood for our native bees.

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