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!
Classes meet on Thursdays, 6-9pm: February 6, 13, 20, 27, 2014.
Permaculture is multi-disciplinary approach to designing and maintaining productive, regenerative human ecosystems. In this class, students will gain the framework and information to design, build and maintain permaculture landscapes with specific focus on food systems such as gardens, orchards and edible forest gardens, water systems, strategies on steep slopes, soil building, productive conservation and restoration, as well as urban and broadscale applications. This course combines lectures, slideshows, classroom exercises, handouts and online resources to expose students to current thinking and strategies in permaculture design.
Instructor – Jono Neiger synthesizes his diverse expertise in permaculture design, conservation biology & restoration ecology to create productive and integrated landscapes. Working as collaborator, teacher and guide, Jono empowers individuals, communities and organizations to understand and steward their land and landscape through design. He is principal at Regenerative Design Group (www.regenerativedesigngroup.com), faculty at the Conway School of Landscape Design (www.csld.edu), board president of the Permaculture Institute of the Northeast and stewards his homestead, Hickory Garden, as well as Brook’s Bend Farm in Massachusetts.
10% discount for 3 or more Spring Level III courses
What better way to start the season than with our 37th annual Plant Sale! We’ve hand picked and grown some of our favorite plant selections and new varieties this year – you won’t want to miss it! If you would like to volunteer for this event or are interested in becoming a vendor, contact Cynthia Grippaldi at firstname.lastname@example.org. For a complete list of volunteer positions, click HERE.
Saturday, May 10
9 am -5 pm: Open to the General Public
On the grounds of the Berkshire Botanical Garden
At the junction of Routes 183 and 102 in Stockbridge, MA
Admission and parking is free
PLANT SALE: Fabulous Plants Galore by Habitat
For a complete list of plants, click here: Plant Sale List 2014
Gardeners get a jump-start on the season with this annual plant sale, which has become an iconic harbinger of spring in the Berkshires. This year’s theme,Get Your Hands in the Dirt, features thousands of plants to choose from, appropriate to northeastern gardens, organized into the habitats in which they thrive. A complete listing of plants in attached document (upper right).
Last year’s popular Container Design Station will be back again: Let us help you design your own unique container to take home.
Silent Auction: Bid on specialty plants, wall gardens, as well as green services.
REGIONAL ARTISAN VENDORS
Stop by and visit the following vendors who will be joining us for this year’s Plant Sale:
Blueberry Hill Market
UNDER THE TENT
Not Your Mother’s Tag Sale
A garden-themed tag sale. An opportunity for some great garden finds!
WE NEED DONATIONS! Donate your unwanted garden and patio items for the tag sale. Donated items must be in good condition and in working order, ready to resell. Drop off at the Garden Mon-Fri, through May 7. Donations are tax-deductible.
Don’t forget to stop by the Garden Shop in the Visitor Center!