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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!

August 2014 – March 2015

Botanical Watercolor Painting with Carol Woodin @ Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
August 21, 2014 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Botanical Watercolor Painting with Carol Woodin @ Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
This class is near capacity. Please call 413-298-3926 to register. This class meets on Thursday & Friday, August 21 & 22, 10 am – 4 pm. Bring [...]
The Fabulous Snakes of Berkshire County: Professor Tom Tyning, Reptile Expert @ Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
August 22, 2014 @ 11:00 am
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
August 26, 2014 @ 5:15 pm – 6:15 pm
Yoga in the Garden
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
August 31, 2014 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
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 [...]
Garden Practicum @ Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
September 2, 2014 @ 5:00 pm
Garden Practicum  @ Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
Initial Fall Meeting, Tuesday,  Sept. 2, 5 pm The practicum complements classroom work through hands-on training in the garden. Work alongside garden staff practicing gardening [...]
Herbaceous Plants @ Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
September 2, 2014 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Herbaceous Plants @ Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
Classes meet on Tuesdays, 6-9pm: September 2, 9, 16, 23, 2014. Learn about the basic herbaceous plants used in the garden setting including identification, planting, [...]
Late Summer Garden Beauty: Field Study to Hollister House & Brush Hill Gardens @ offsite in Washington, CT
September 4, 2014 @ 10:00 am – 1:30 pm
Late Summer Garden Beauty: Field Study to Hollister House & Brush Hill Gardens @ offsite in Washington, CT
  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
September 13, 2014 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Invasive Plant Identification, Removal and Control Strategies @ Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
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
September 20, 2014 @ 9:30 am – 1:30 pm
Pruning Shrubs and Small Ornamental Trees @ Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
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 [...]
Ornamental Woody Plants @ Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
September 30, 2014 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Ornamental Woody Plants   @ Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
Classes meet on Tuesdays, 5-8pm: September 30, October 7, 14, 21, 2014. Please note time change. Focus on the bones of the garden with [...]
Garden Wrap-Up @ Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
October 2, 2014 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Garden Wrap-Up @ Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
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 [...]
Harvest Festival @ Berkshire Botanical Garden
October 11, 2014 @ 10:00 am – October 12, 2014 @ 5:00 pm
Harvest Festival @ Berkshire Botanical Garden | West Stockbridge | Massachusetts | United States
About the Festival For generations the Harvest Festival has been a cherished tradition in the Berkshires. It is one of the largest and longest running [...]
Growing Inside and Out: Field Study of Smith College Arboretum and Lyman Conservatory @ offsite in Northampton, MA
October 15, 2014 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Growing Inside and Out: Field Study of Smith College Arboretum and Lyman Conservatory @ offsite in Northampton, MA
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
October 18, 2014 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Building a Dry Stone Wall @ Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
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
October 25, 2014 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Dutch Garden Designer Jacqueline van der Kloet:  “Magical Mixes” @ Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
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 [...]
Plant Health Care @ Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
October 28, 2014 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Plant Health Care @ Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
Classes meet on Tuesdays, 6-9pm: October 28, November 4, 11, 18, 2014. Look at factors that affect plant health care including insects, diseases, pathogens [...]
Botanical Illustration: The Beauty of Pen and Ink Rendering @ Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
October 29, 2014 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Botanical Illustration: The Beauty of Pen and Ink Rendering @ Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
Non-Member $300Member $275 All levels (some knowledge of crow quill pen techniques is suggested) This class meets on Wednesday, Thursday & Friday, October 29, 30 [...]
Landscape Design Clinic with Walt Cudnohufsky @ Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
November 1, 2014 @ 9:30 am – 4:30 pm
Landscape Design Clinic with Walt Cudnohufsky @ Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
$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
November 1, 2014 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Chain Saw Safety and Operation for Homeowners @ Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
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
November 2, 2014 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Growing Food in Thomas Jefferson's Revolutionary Garden @ Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
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
November 8, 2014 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Making More Plants: Propagating Your Own Woody Plants @ Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
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
November 12, 2014 @ 10:30 am – 1:30 pm
Terrain for Garden Shoppers:Terrarium Demonstration and Shopping Experience @ offsite in Westport, CT
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 [...]
Extending the Season’s Harvest: Growing Vegetables for Four Seasons @ offsite in Tyringham, MA
November 15, 2014 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Extending the Season’s Harvest: Growing Vegetables for Four Seasons @ offsite in Tyringham, MA
  $55 Lecture/offsite field study to Woven Roots Farm, Tyringham, MA  All levels (co-sponsored with Horticulture Certificate Program)  Learn how to extend the season’s harvest [...]
Listening to Songs: The Natural History of Birdsong @ Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
November 16, 2014 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Non-Member + $10.00Member + $5.00 Do you ever wonder what the catbird is saying? Join Professor Bruce Byers for an introduction to the beauty [...]
The Gardener’s Friend: Groundcovers @ Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
November 19, 2014 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
The Gardener’s Friend: Groundcovers  @ Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
Non-Member + $20.00Member + $15.00 Although a modest group of plants, groundcovers are becoming increasingly more valuable to gardeners for their versatility and the [...]
Soil and Soil Amendments @ Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
November 25, 2014 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Soil and Soil Amendments @ Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
Classes meet on Tuesdays, 6-9pm: November 25 and December 2, 9, 16, 2014. This course will explain how plant growth is affected by soils, [...]
Bark and Buds: Winter Identification of Trees and Shrubs @ Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
December 13, 2014 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Bark and Buds: Winter Identification of Trees and Shrubs @ Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
Non-Member + $35.00Member + $30.00 Field study (held indoors)  Bring a bag lunch. Dress for limited outdoor fieldwork.  Discover the many plants that lend [...]
Botany for Gardeners @ Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
January 6, 2015 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Botany for Gardeners @ Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
Classes meet on Tuesdays, 6-9 pm: January 6,  13, 20, 27, 2015. This is a beginning course in plant anatomy and physiology that covers a [...]
Sustainable Landscape Care & Garden Maintenance @ Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
February 3, 2015 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Sustainable Landscape Care & Garden Maintenance @ Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
Classes meet on Tuesdays, 6-9pm: February 3, 10, 17, 24, 2015. Learn about the maintenance considerations that should be integrated into the design process.  Students’ [...]
Landscape Design I @ Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
March 2, 2015 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Classes meet on Mondays, 6-9 pm: March 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, 2015. Focus on the “big picture” and learn the principles of design, importance of [...]

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