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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!

September 2014 – March 2015

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 [...]
Yoga in the Garden
September 30, 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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
Landscape Design Clinic: Introduction to a Coherent Process @ Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
November 1, 2014 @ 9:30 am – 4:30 pm
Landscape Design Clinic: Introduction to a Coherent Process  @ Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
  This fast-paced, information-saturated clinic will introduce design students, home owners others to an opportunity finding and problem solving design process.  It will lead to [...]
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 [...]
Rendering @ Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
November 5, 2014 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Rendering @ Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
  Classes meet Wednesdays, 6-9pm, November 5 – December 17 (no class November 26). Rendering is a drawing skill necessary for communicating garden designs [...]
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 [...]
Designs on the Land – A Historical Perspective @ Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
November 10, 2014 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Designs on the Land – A Historical Perspective  @ Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
Classes meet on Mondays, 6-9 pm: November 10, 17, 24 and December 1, 2014. This design course covers the history of landscape design from [...]
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 @ Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
November 15, 2014 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Extending the Season's Harvest: Growing Vegetables for Four Seasons @ Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
Learn how to extend the season’s harvest to enjoy your own garden greens throughout the late fall and early spring months. Consider growing under cover [...]
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
+ $5.00 Do you ever wonder what the catbird is saying? Join Professor Bruce Byers for an introduction to the beauty and complexity of [...]
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 [...]
Landscape Design Clinic @ Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
January 14, 2015 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Landscape Design Clinic  @ Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
Classes meet on Wednesdays, 6-9pm: January 14, 21, 28; February 4, 11, 18, 25; March 4; and Saturday, March 14 (10am – 3pm). Learn skills [...]
Greenhouse and Plant Conservatory Management @ Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
January 15, 2015 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Classes meet on Thursdays, January 15 – February 5, at 4 – 7pm. This course will focus on the ins and outs of controlling the [...]
The Business of Gardening @ Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
January 16, 2015 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Classes meet on Fridays, 1-5pm: January 16, 23 and 30, 2015. This course is a must for those working or planning to work professionally in the field of [...]
Small-Fruit Gardening in the New England Landscape @ Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
February 2, 2015 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Classes meet on Mondays, February 2, 9, 16 and 23, from 6 – 9pm. This course will cover the production basics for strawberries, brambles (raspberry/blackberry), [...]
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 [...]
Organic Vegetable Gardening @ Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
March 3, 2015 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Organic Vegetable Gardening @ Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
Classes meet on Tuesdays, 6-9pm: March 3, 10, 17, 24 and 31, 2015. Designed for those starting or caring for a vegetable garden, this course [...]

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