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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!

Pollinator-Attracting Landscapes...Beyond the Garden Border  @ Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
Feb 20 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
Learning to create a welcoming pollinator habitat is part of stewarding the land. Landscape and habitat designer Tom Sullivan offers practical advice for making a landscape welcoming to a variety of beneficial insects and pollinators.[...]
Maple Sugaring at Home @ Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
Feb 27 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
Dress for the outdoors. This workshop will demonstrate the beloved New England tradition of making maple syrup at home, using the sugar bush on the grounds of the Berkshire Botanical Garden. Chris Wellens, Youth Education[...]
One Garden, Three Perspectives: Design vs. Plants @ Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
Mar 5 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
(co-sponsored with BNARGS) Join extraordinary plantsmen Ed Bowen of Opus Nursery and John Gwynne and Mikel Folcarelli of Sakonnet Garden for a lively discussion of the plants and design concepts employed in creating the well-known[...]
Growing an Organic Vegetable Garden @ Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
Mar 7 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
(co-enrolled with Horticulture Certificate Program) This class meets on Mondays, 6-9pm, on March 7, 14, 21, 28 and April 4. Whether starting a new vegetable garden or caring for an established one, CSA owner Peter[...]
Dr. Kim Tripp, former Director of the New York Botanical Garden: Can I Grow It Here, Now, and How? Climate-Change Challenges and Choices for Planning, Planting, and Growing in Northeastern Gardens in the 21st Century @ Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
Mar 12 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
(co-enrolled with Horticulture Certificate Program) Today’s horticultural climate offers a vast selection of native and exotic plants, soil amendments, watering systems, fertilizers, and methods of pest management. And today’s changing gardening climate offers a vast[...]
Ready, Set, Grow! @ Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
Mar 12 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
Organic grower Maureen Sullivan of Left Field Farm, in Middlefield, MA, has time-tested techniques for vegetable and flower seed-starting that result in vigorous plants for the garden. This workshop focuses on indoor sowing and growing[...]
Spring Fever: Drawing Bulbs and an Inspiring Field Trip @ Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
Mar 16 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
This class is full. To be put on the waiting list, please call 413-298-3926. This three-day class meets Wednesday, Thursday & Friday, March 16,17 & 18, 10 am – 4 pm. Materials list is available[...]
Bonsai Lecture and Workshop @ Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
Mar 19 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
Introductory lecture, 10 – 11:30 am, followed by workshop, noon – 2 pm $35 workshop materials fee payable to instructor For beginners and intermediates Bring a bagged lunch. Bonsai specialist Glen Lord of Harvard’s Arnold[...]
Home Orchard Basics with Orchardist Michael Phillips @ Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
Apr 1 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
(co-enrolled with Horticulture Certificate Program) Successfully growing fruit at home becomes straightforward with good plant selection and an understanding of the basic needs of fruit trees. This workshop, led by author and expert Michael Phillips[...]
Pruning for Fruit Production: Pome and Stone Fruit Trees @ Offsite: Sheffield, MA
Apr 2 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm Offsite: Sheffield, MA
(snow date: Sunday, April 3) This offsite demonstration and workshop (in Sheffield, MA) focuses on the specifics of pruning stone and pome fruit trees and some small fruits, including cane fruits and currants. Pruning for[...]
Outstanding American Gardens @ Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
Apr 3 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
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[...]
Spring Pruning of Woody Ornamental Plants @ Offsite: Sheffield, MA
Apr 9 @ 10:00 am – 1:30 pm Offsite: Sheffield, MA
Bring a bagged lunch, hand pruners, and work gloves; dress for the weather. Spring is a great time to assess woody shrubs for shape, structure, and winter damage. This offsite workshop (in Sheffield, MA) will[...]
Lyme Disease—The Current State of Research and Prevention @ Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
Apr 16 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
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 Center, comes to BBG for[...]
Spanish in the Garden @ Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
Apr 16 @ 12:30 pm – 3:30 pm Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
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[...]
Transplanting Shrubs and Planting Small Ornamental Tree @ Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
Apr 30 @ 9:30 am – 12:30 pm Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
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  @ Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
Apr 30 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
(all materials costs included) Explore the fascinating realm of growing your own mushrooms with Willie Crosby of Fungi Ally, a mushroom cultivation and education business based in Amherst, MA. After explaining the life cycle of[...]
Bloom Along the Hudson: Stonecrop Gardens and Wethersfield Estate @ Offsite: Cold Spring, NY and Amenia, NY
May 4 @ 10:00 am – 3:30 pm Offsite: Cold Spring, NY and Amenia, NY
10am – 3:30pm is time onsite at Stonecrop and Wethersfield. Carpool, departing at 8am, is available from BBG. Join the staff of the Berkshire Botanical Garden for an early spring study tour of two exceptional[...]
Garden Visions—A Close Look at Epimediums and Their Garden Allies @ Offsite: Phillipston, MA
May 12 @ 10:00 am – 3:30 pm Offsite: Phillipston, MA
10am – 3:30pm is time onsite in Phillipston, MA. Carpool, departing at 8am, is available from BBG parking lot. Timed for peak bloom, this tour of Garden Visions Epimediums in Phillipston, MA, will show this[...]
Lost & Found— BBG Visits Untermyer Garden and Rocky Hills @ Offsite: Yonkers, NY and Mt. Kisko, NY
May 26 @ 8:00 am – 6:00 pm Offsite: Yonkers, NY and Mt. Kisko, NY
Bring a bag lunch and dress for the weather: comfortable, sturdy footwear and warm, waterproof outerwear, umbrella. This year’s annual spring field trip takes BBG to two gardens: one just coming into public life and[...]
Harvest Festival @ Berkshire Botanical Garden | Stockbridge | Massachusetts | United States
Oct 8 – Oct 9 all-day Berkshire Botanical Garden
Save the Date! Berkshire Botanical Garden’s 2016 Harvest Festival will be held Columbus Day Weekend, Saturday and Sunday October 8th and 9th! About the Festival For generations the Harvest Festival has been a cherished tradition in[...]

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