Education

Since our founding, Education has been at the core of the Berkshire Botanical Garden’s mission.  Our workshops, lectures and certificate programs are designed for all types of gardeners from the most novice, to the seasoned professional.  For detailed information on our registration and cancelation policy, please scroll to the bottom of this page.

July – November 2014

Yoga in the Garden
Jul 29 @ 5:15 pm – 6:15 pm Education Featured Events Lectures & Workshops
Free for Garden Members, $10 for Nonmembers Bring your Yoga mats, water, a towel and be ready to clear you mind at our new [...]
The Art of Cut Paper: Scherenschnitte @ Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
The Art of Cut Paper: Scherenschnitte @ Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
Jul 31 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm Education Lectures & Workshops
Non-Member + $85.00Member + $75.00 Materials fee of $10 paid directly to the instructor. Bring a bag lunch.  Supply list is here. Join cut-paper artist [...]
Yoga in the Garden
Aug 5 @ 5:15 pm – 6:15 pm Education Featured Events Lectures & Workshops
Free for Garden Members, $10 for Nonmembers Bring your Yoga mats, water, a towel and be ready to clear you mind at our new [...]
The Garden in Watercolors Session II: En Plein Air Watercolor Painting in the Summer Garden @ Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
Aug 6 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm Education Lectures & Workshops
SERIES Non-Member + $175.00SERIES Member + $145.00INDIVIDUAL CLASS + $45 Classes meet on four Wednesdays, August 6 – 27, 10 am – 1 pm. [...]
The Beautiful Garden of Bunny Williams @ offsite
Aug 7 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm Education Field Trips Lectures & Workshops
This class has limited space remaining.  Please call 413.298.3926 to sign up or inquire about the wait list. Bring a bag lunch and dress for [...]
BABE – Free Outdoor Movie Series @ Berkshire Botanical Garden
BABE - Free Outdoor Movie Series @ Berkshire Botanical Garden
FREE Family Movie Night! Bring the family, your friends and a picnic to the Berkshire Botanical Garden for a special, free screening of BABE, the [...]
Birds of Prey: Tom Ricardi, Wildlife Rehabilitator @ Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
Birds of Prey: Tom Ricardi, Wildlife Rehabilitator @ Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
Join wildlife rehabilitator Tom Ricardi for his ever popular presentation on birds of prey. This program is designed for all ages. Tom will share the [...]
Yoga in the Garden
Aug 12 @ 5:15 pm – 6:15 pm Education Featured Events Lectures & Workshops
Free for Garden Members, $10 for Nonmembers Bring your Yoga mats, water, a towel and be ready to clear you mind at our new [...]
Botanical Illustration: Colorful Garden Fruits and Berries with Colored Pencil @ Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
Aug 13 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm Education Featured Events Lectures & Workshops
This class is near capacity.  To sign up or inquire about the wait list, call the office at 413.298.3926. Class meets on Wednesday, Thursday & [...]
Dancing Flowers: The Gardens of Jacob's Pillow @ Offsite: Jacob's Pillow | Becket | Massachusetts | United States
Non-Member + $25.00Member + $20.00 Not only is Jacob’s Pillow one of the Berkshire’s most celebrated cultural institutions and famous dance festivals in the [...]
Wonderful Mammals of Fields and Forests: Rick Roth of the Creature Teachers @ Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
This program is designed for all ages and highlights some of the furry creatures that inhabit the landscape with us. Travelling under cover of dark, many of these [...]
Yoga in the Garden
Aug 19 @ 5:15 pm – 6:15 pm Education Featured Events Lectures & Workshops
Free for Garden Members, $10 for Nonmembers Bring your Yoga mats, water, a towel and be ready to clear you mind at our new [...]
Monet: Painter, Plantsman @ Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
Monet: Painter, Plantsman @ Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
Aug 20 @ 4:00 pm Education Lectures & Workshops
Non-Member + $25.00Member + $20.00 Throughout his long life, Monet displayed a passionate regard for the beauty of nature. His principal activity was the [...]
Botanical Watercolor Painting with Carol Woodin @ Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
Botanical Watercolor Painting with Carol Woodin @ Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
Aug 21 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm Education Featured Events Lectures & Workshops
  2-DAYS Non-Member + $290.003-DAYS Member + $260.00 This workshop meets on Thursday & Friday, August 21 & 22, 10 am – 4 pm. Bring a bag [...]
The Fabulous Snakes of Berkshire County: Professor Tom Tyning, Reptile Expert @ Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
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 [...]
Yoga in the Garden
Aug 26 @ 5:15 pm – 6:15 pm Education Featured Events Lectures & Workshops
Free for Garden Members, $10 for Nonmembers Bring your Yoga mats, water, a towel and be ready to clear you mind at our new [...]
RATATOUILLE – Free Outdoor Movie Series @ Berkshire Botanical Garden
RATATOUILLE - Free Outdoor Movie Series @ Berkshire Botanical Garden
FREE Family Movie Night! Our outdoor movie series continues on August 31st with the film Ratatouille – a film about a rat who longs to [...]
Late Summer Garden Beauty: Field Study to Hollister House & Brush Hill Gardens @ offsite in Washington, CT
Sep 4 @ 10:00 am – 1:30 pm Education Field Trips Lectures & Workshops
  Non-Member + $40.00Member + $35.00 Bring a bagged lunch. Participants can choose to carpool or drive separately. Those joining the carpool should meet in [...]
Invasive Plant Identification, Removal and Control Strategies @ Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
Invasive Plant Identification, Removal and Control Strategies @ Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
Sep 13 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm Education Lectures & Workshops
Non-Member + $35.00Member + $35.00 All levels (co-sponsored with the Horticulture Certificate Program) This class will explore invasive plants, including their history and introduction [...]
Pruning Shrubs and Small Ornamental Trees @ Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
Pruning Shrubs and Small Ornamental Trees @ Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
Sep 20 @ 9:30 am – 1:30 pm Education Lectures & Workshops
Non-Member + $35.00Member + $30.00 Wear waterproof outerwear and boots; bring pruners.  Autumn is a great time to assess your woody plants for shape [...]
Garden Wrap-Up @ Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
Garden Wrap-Up @ Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
Oct 2 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm Education Lectures & Workshops
Non-Member + $20.00Member + $15.00 Dress for outdoors. Assess the year’s gardening successes and failures, review the gardening events of the spring and summer [...]
Growing Inside and Out: Field Study of Smith College Arboretum and Lyman Conservatory @ offsite in Northampton, MA
Oct 15 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm Education Field Trips Lectures & Workshops
Non-Member + $40.00Member + $35.00 Participants can choose to carpool or drive separately. Those joining the carpool should meet in the parking lot at [...]
Building a Dry Stone Wall @ Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
Building a Dry Stone Wall @ Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
Oct 18 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm Education Lectures & Workshops
Non-Member + $85.00Member + $75.00 Rain date: Sunday, October 19, 9 am – 3 pm Dress for outdoor work and bring safety glasses, heavy [...]
Dutch Garden Designer Jacqueline van der Kloet: “Magical Mixes” @ Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
Dutch Garden Designer Jacqueline van der Kloet:  “Magical Mixes” @ Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
Oct 25 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm Education Featured Events Lectures & Workshops
Non-Member + $35.00Member + $30.00 Join Jacqueline van der Kloet for a talk on plant combinations in her garden designs. She will focus on [...]
Botanical Illustration: The Beauty of Pen and Ink Rendering @ Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
Botanical Illustration: The Beauty of Pen and Ink Rendering @ Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
Oct 29 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm Education Lectures & Workshops
Non-Member $300; Member $275 All levels (some knowledge of crow quill pen techniques is suggested) This class meets on Wednesday, Thursday & Friday, October 29, [...]
Landscape Design Clinic with Walt Cudnohufsky @ Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
Landscape Design Clinic with Walt Cudnohufsky @ Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
Nov 1 @ 9:30 am – 4:30 pm Education Field Trips Lectures & Workshops
$125 All levels (co-enrolled with Horticulture Certificate Program) (To have your project considered, call 413-298-3926 for details) Dress for outdoors, waterproof footwear and a [...]
Chain Saw Safety and Operation for Homeowners @ Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
Chain Saw Safety and Operation for Homeowners @ Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
Nov 1 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm Education Lectures & Workshops
Non-Member + $27.00Member + $22.00 Dress for outdoors demonstration. Chain saws are powerful tools that can be intimidating to use. The importance of safe [...]
Growing Food in Thomas Jefferson’s Revolutionary Garden @ Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
Growing Food in Thomas Jefferson's Revolutionary Garden @ Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
Nov 2 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm Education Lectures & Workshops
Non-Member + $30.00Member + $25.00 Join Peter Hatch, Emeritus Director of Gardens and Grounds at  Monticello, for a journey into growing food in Thomas [...]
Making More Plants: Propagating Your Own Woody Plants @ Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
Making More Plants: Propagating Your Own Woody Plants @ Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
Nov 8 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm Education Lectures & Workshops
Non-Member + $40.00Member + $35.00 All levels, limited to 20 (materials fee of $10) Back by popular demand!  Join woody plant specialist Adam Wheeler [...]
Terrain for Garden Shoppers:Terrarium Demonstration and Shopping Experience @ offsite in Westport, CT
Nov 12 @ 10:30 am – 1:30 pm Education Field Trips Lectures & Workshops
Non-Member + $45.00Member + $40.00 Cost of lunch is not included in fee. Participants can choose to carpool or drive separately. Those joining the [...]

Advance Registration – is required for all classes, workshops and field trips.  We recommend registering early to ensure a place in the desired event.  You may register on this website (unless otherwise stated) by phone by calling 413.298.3926, in person by stopping by our administrative offices.

Cancellations:  If a class is cancelled due to insufficient enrollment or weather, we will refund  your full registration fee. We will try to contact you in advance using the number you provide on the registration form.  Cancellations will e announced on our answering machine – call 413.298.3926 for updates and info after office hours.

Withdrawals:  To withdraw your registration for a class, please contact us as soon as possible so we can make your space available to others.  If you give us at least 7 days notice prior to the event, we will refund your fee less a $5 administration charge.  Please note:  we cannot offer refunds for withdrawals less than 7 days before a class.

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