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There is something for everyone at the Berkshire Botanical Garden.  Below is a list of our scheduled events classes, and exhibits.  For details on any individual listing, just click on the event for more information.  If you still have questions, feel free to call the garden at 413.298.3926.  See you at the Garden!

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
Learn about the Horticulture Division
Learn about the Photography Division

 

Oct
22
Sun
Extending the Season’s Harvest Growing Vegetables for Four Seasons @ Offsite in Tyringham, MA
Oct 22 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Lecture/offsite field study to Woven Roots Farm, Tyringham, MA (co-enrolled with Horticulture Certificate Program)

Learn how to extend the season’s harvest to enjoy your own garden greens throughout the late fall and early spring months. Consider growing under cover in an unheated greenhouse, cold frame or high/low poly tunnels, and learn techniques needed to achieve a true four-season harvest. Investigate a variety of structures and learn the pros and cons of each. Crop selection, soil preparation, timing, planting, cultivation and harvesting will be covered, with a focus on early and late season production. Following the lecture, Pete will lead a field study to Woven Roots Farm in Tyringham, MA, and will explain season-extension structures and the various growing techniques.

Peter Salinetti owns Woven Roots Farm, a small family farm and CSA that grows vegetables and culinary herbs using traditional farming practices. For over 10 years they have grown local produce for Berkshire County families. Their vegetables are grown using environmentally sustainable gardening practices, and they produce amazing top-quality, delicious produce. Both Peter and his wife Jen are committed to raising awareness about the importance of the local food supply, along with teaching technical information on how to do so. They have lectured on growing food for both NOFA and other regional organizations.

September 21 Extending the Harvest

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