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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!

Magnolias and More...Flowering Trees and Shrubs at Broken Arrow Nursery @ Offsite
Participants can choose to carpool or drive separately. Those joining the carpool should meet in the parking lot at Berkshire Botanical Garden for an 8:15 departure. Join woody-plant guru Adam Wheeler for a tour of the[...]
May 6, 2015 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Field Study to Bartholemew’s Cobble: Wildflowers and Ferns at Their Spring Best @ Offsite: Sheffield, MA
Participants should meet in the parking lot of Bartholomew’s Cobble, Sheffield, MA. Click here for directions. Join ecologist and plant geek Drew Monthie for a plant walk and talk at Bartholomew’s Cobble, a Trustees of[...]
Vegetable Gardening: Never Too Late for Starts! @ Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
May 13, 2015 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Vegetable Gardening: Never Too Late for Starts! @ Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
Just when you thought it was too late to start a vegetable garden for this summer, join vegetable-garden guru Ron Kujawski for a “get going” lecture, workshop and garden tour designed to get a vegetable[...]
May 21, 2015 @ 8:00 am – 6:30 pm
Frida Kahlo: Art, Garden, Life Exhibition at New York Botanical Garden @ Offsite: Bronx, NY
This field trip is near capacity. Please call to register: 413-298-3926. Coach bus leaves Berkshire Botanical Garden promptly at 8am. Bring a bag lunch and dress for the weather: comfortable, sturdy footwear and warm, waterproof[...]
June 3, 2015 @ 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
Ashintully Garden – From a Designer’s View @ Offsite in Tyringham, MA
Dress for outdoors with sturdy walking shoes. Ashintully, the name given to the original 1,000-acre estate be- longing to Egyptologist Robb de Peyster Tytus, is located in Tryringham, MA. The garden wasa gift of John[...]
June 6, 2015 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Up in the Trees: An Arborist’s View Walk, Talk and Climb! @ Berkshire Botanical Garden
Participants will meet at Berkshire Botanical Garden in the main parking lot. Tour the grounds of the Berkshire Botanical Garden, view the exceptional and diverse tree collection and learn about these gentle giants and their[...]
June 11, 2015 @ 10:00 am – 2:30 pm
The Curated Garden: Garden Obsessions in the Northwest Corner of Connecticut @ Offsite: northwest CT
This field trip is near capacity. Please call to register: 413-298-3926. 10 am – 2:30 pm is the time onsite in the northwest corner of CT. Participants can choose to carpool or drive separately. Those[...]
America’s Romance with the English Garden @ Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
June 13, 2015 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
America’s Romance with the English Garden @ Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
Join professor Thomas Mickey for an exploration of America’s romance with the English Garden. This beautifully illustrated lecture is based on his newest book, America’s Romance with the English Garden. The UK magazine Spectator recently[...]
June 18, 2015 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Exploring Gardens in the Hudson Valley: The Climbery and the Garden at Bellefield @ Offsite in Hyde Park and Livingston, NY
Participants can choose to carpool or drive separately. Click here for directions. Those joining the carpool should meet in the parking lot at Berkshire Botanical Garden for an 8:30 am departure.  Time onsite in Hyde[...]
July 8, 2015 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
The Garden in Watercolors Session I: En Plein Air Watercolor Painting in the Summer Garden @ Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
This class meets on Wednesdays, July 8-29, 10am-1pm. Click here for materials list. Seeing and painting the garden en plein air is the subject of this class. Students of all levels are welcome in either or both[...]
July 9, 2015 @ 10:00 am – 1:30 pm
Hosta, Japanese Maples and Dwarf Conifers: Collectors’ Plants for the Garden Obsessed @ Offsite in Granby, CT
Participants can choose to carpool or drive separately. Click here for directions Those joining the carpool should meet in the parking lot at Berkshire Botanical Garden for an 8:30 am departure. Time onsite in Granby, CT,[...]
Fruits and Flowers Scherenschniite: The Art of Cut Paper @ Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
July 16, 2015 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Fruits and Flowers Scherenschniite: The Art of Cut Paper @ Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
Materials fee of $10 paid directly to the instructor. Bring a bag lunch. Click here for supply list. Join cut-paper artist Pamela Dalton for a fun, hands-on workshop on the art of Scherenschniite (cut paper).[...]
The Clark: Landscape and Sustainability @ Offsite at The Clark, Williamstown, MA
July 23, 2015 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
The Clark: Landscape and Sustainability @ Offsite at The Clark, Williamstown, MA
There are two sessions of this field trip: 10 am and 2 pm. The program is free to members of BBG (registration required). Limited enrollment. The Clark will offer a 50% discount on their admission price[...]
July 23, 2015 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
The Heart of Story: Writing Stories of Our Lives Garden Writing Workshop @ Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
This class meets on Thursdays, July 23, 30 & August 6, 10 am – noon. Members $135; Nonmembers $145 Individual classes: $48 Workshop What to bring: Come prepared to spend two hours outdoors, including moderate[...]
July 29, 2015 @ 9:30 am – 1:00 pm
Quaker Hill Native Plant Garden Study Tour: Native Plant Communities & Waterworks @ Offsite in Pawling, NY
Time onsite in Pawling, NY:  9:30 am – 1 pm Bring a bag lunch and dress for the weather. Participants can choose to carpool or drive separately (directions at www.berkshirebotanical.org). Those joining the carpool should meet[...]
August 5, 2015 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
The Garden in Watercolors Session II: En Plein Air Watercolor Painting in the Summer Garden @ Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
This class meets on Wednesdays, August 5 – 26, 10am-1pm. Click here for materials list. Seeing and painting the garden en plein air is the subject of this class. Students of all levels are welcome in either or[...]
August 6, 2015 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
Restoring the Natural Landscape: A Case-Study Approach @ Offsite in Spencertown, NY
Time onsite in Spencertown, NY: 9 am – 2 pm Directions will be provided upon registration. Refreshments provided onsite. Join a landowner, landscape designer and gardener for an in-depth look at a property in Spencertown, NY,[...]
Birds of Prey @ Berkshire Botanical Garden Education Center
August 7, 2015 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Birds of Prey @ Berkshire Botanical Garden Education Center
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 natural history of these magnificent birds, demonstrate some of their unique[...]
2015 Grow Show @ The Garden
August 8, 2015 – August 9, 2015 all-day
2015 Grow Show @ The Garden
45th Annual Grow Show Now a Garden Club of America event! You grow it, we show it!  We welcome all age groups, experience levels and different kinds of plants at our blue ribbon event, The[...]
Sketching Nature @ Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
August 10, 2015 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Sketching Nature @ Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
This class meets on Monday & Tuesday, August 10 & 11, 10 am–4 pm. Bring a bag lunch. Click here for materials list. Back by popular demand! Have you ever wanted to sketch a favorite tree[...]
Capturing Animals with Colored Pencil @ Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
August 12, 2015 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Capturing Animals with Colored Pencil @ Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
This class is near capacity Please call to register 413 298 3926 Ext. 10 This class meets on Wednesday, Thursday & Friday, August 12, 13 &1 4, 10 am – 4 pm. Bring a bag[...]
Painting with Light: Plein Air Painting @ Berkshire Botanical Garden Education Center
August 19, 2015 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
This two-day workshop meets on Wednesday & Thursday, August 19 & 20, from 10 am – 3 pm. Bring a bag lunch. Materials list is available here. Capture the Berkshire summer landscape by observing the[...]

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