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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!

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Home Orchard Basics with Orchardist Michael Phillips 9:00 am
Home Orchard Basics with Orchardist Michael Phillips @ Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
Apr 1 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
This Class is fully enrolled.  Call 413 298 3926 x 10 for wait list information (co-enrolled with Horticulture Certificate Program) Successfully growing fruit at home becomes straightforward with good plant selection and an understanding of[...]
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Pruning for Fruit Production: Pome and Stone Fruit Trees 10:00 am
Pruning for Fruit Production: Pome and Stone Fruit Trees @ Offsite: Sheffield, MA
Apr 2 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Workshop is approaching capacity. Limited registration available. Call 413 298 3926 ext 10   This offsite demonstration and workshop (in Sheffield, MA) focuses on the specifics of pruning stone and pome fruit trees and some[...]
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Outstanding American Gardens 2:00 pm
Outstanding American Gardens @ Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
Apr 3 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Garden writer and Garden Conservancy board member Page Dickey spotlights a selection of the gardens and landscapes that have been at the center of the Garden Conservancy’s preservation efforts and the Open Days Program over[...]
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Spring Pruning of Woody Ornamental Plants 10:00 am
Spring Pruning of Woody Ornamental Plants @ Offsite: Sheffield, MA
Apr 9 @ 10:00 am – 1:30 pm
This class is nearing capacity.  Call to register 413 298 3926 x 10 Bring a bagged lunch, hand pruners, and work gloves; dress for the weather. Spring is a great time to assess woody shrubs[...]
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Lyme Disease—The Current State of Research and Prevention 10:00 am
Lyme Disease—The Current State of Research and Prevention @ Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
Apr 16 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
This class is fully enrolled.  Dr. Brian Fallon, Director of the Center for Neuroinflammatory Disorders and Biobehavioral Medicine at Columbia University and Director of the Lyme and Tick-Borne Diseases Research Center at Columbia University Medical[...]
Spanish in the Garden 12:30 pm
Spanish in the Garden @ Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
Apr 16 @ 12:30 pm – 3:30 pm
All levels, refreshments provided   A lively and interactive bilingual workshop on the vocabulary of horticulture. Learn to communicate simple questions, convey information, and provide direction with common Spanish phrases as well as garden-specific terms. Our[...]
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Spring Management for Backyard Beekeepers 10:00 am
Spring Management for Backyard Beekeepers @ Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
Apr 23 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
This program is fully enrolled.  Sponsored by the Berkshire County Beekeepers, registration is required. Join Ken Warchol for a lively discussion of spring management of beehives for small- scale and backyard beekeepers. He will provide techniques for[...]
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Transplanting Shrubs and Planting Small Ornamental Tree 9:30 am
Transplanting Shrubs and Planting Small Ornamental Tree @ Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
Apr 30 @ 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
Bring work gloves and dress for the weather. Certified Arborist Ken Gooch, the Forest Health Program Director for the Massachusetts Department of Conservation, shows that the best way of learning is by doing in this[...]
Cultivating Mushrooms— Winecaps, Oysters, and Shiitakes—at Home 1:00 pm
Cultivating Mushrooms— Winecaps, Oysters, and Shiitakes—at Home @ Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
Apr 30 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
This course is nearing capacity.  To register for remaining spaces please call 413 298 3926 ex 15  (all materials costs included) Explore the fascinating realm of growing your own mushrooms with Willie Crosby of Fungi[...]

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