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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!

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 sessions;[...]
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). Using[...]
The Clark: Landscape and Sustainability – 10am session @ Offsite at The Clark, Williamstown, MA
July 23, 2015 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
The Clark: Landscape and Sustainability - 10am session @ Offsite at The Clark, Williamstown, MA
The morning program is fully enrolled.  Please sign up for the afternoon session.   Join Matthew Noyes, horticulturist and grounds manager at The Clark for an exploration of the new museum campus and sustain- ability[...]
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[...]
The Clark: Landscape and Sustainability – 2pm session @ Offsite at The Clark, Williamstown, MA
July 23, 2015 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
The Clark: Landscape and Sustainability - 2pm session @ Offsite at The Clark, Williamstown, MA
The afternoon session of this field trip starts at 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 on this day[...]
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 both[...]
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 or[...]
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[...]
Creatures of the Rainforest: Rick Roth – The Creature Teachers @ Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
August 14, 2015 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
Creatures of the Rainforest: Rick Roth - The Creature Teachers @ Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
This program is designed for all ages and highlights some of the creatures large and small that inhabit the tropical rain forest. Get to know some of the mammals, birds, amphibians and reptiles and learn[...]
Painting with Light: Plein Air Painting @ Berkshire Botanical Garden Education Center
August 19, 2015 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Painting with Light: Plein Air Painting @ Berkshire Botanical Garden Education Center
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[...]
August 21, 2015 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
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 include methods of identifying snakes, a bit about their biology,[...]
Garden Practicum (required) @ Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
September 8, 2015 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Garden Practicum (required) @ Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
Initial Fall Meeting, Tuesday, Sept. 8, 5 pm The practicum complements classroom work through hands-on training in the garden. Work alongside garden staff practicing gardening techniques, usually beginning with a demonstration and instruction. Activities include[...]
Herbaceous Plants I (required) @ Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
September 8, 2015 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Herbaceous Plants I (required) @ Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
Classes meet on Tuesdays, September 8, 15, 29 and Thursday, September 24, 2015, all from 6-9pm. Learn about the basic herbaceous plants used in the garden setting including identification, planting, fertilizing, pest control and pruning.  Perennial selection[...]
Drafting for Garden Design (required level II) @ Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
September 16, 2015 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Classes meet Wednesdays, 6-9pm: September 16 – October 28, 2015. This seven-week studio intensive is essential for students who anticipate working in garden planning and design. Learn basic drafting skills necessary to record and effectively communicate scaled[...]
Horticultural Techniques Clinic: Perennial Bed Renovation (H,D) @ Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
September 19, 2015 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
This class meets on Saturdays, 9am – 4pm,September 19 and 26, 2015. Rain dates are September 20 and 27. Learn horticultural techniques essential for the professional gardener. This tw0-day, hands-on clinic will focus on professional[...]
Whole Landscape Design (H,D,NP) @ Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
October 2, 2015 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
This class meets on Friday, October 2, 2015. 10am – 1pm is the time onsite in Pawling, NY. Join head gardener Robin Zitter for an exploration of garden design through the lens of ecology, history and[...]
Ornamental Woody Plants (required) @ Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
October 6, 2015 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Ornamental Woody Plants (required) @ Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
Classes meet on Tuesdays, 5-8pm: October 6, 13, 20 and on Saturday, 9am – noon, October 17, 2015.  Focus on the bones of the garden with a survey of ornamental woody plants for residential landscape design.[...]
Extending the Season’s Harvest (H) @ Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
October 14, 2015 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Extending the Season's Harvest (H) @ 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 in an unheated greenhouse, cold frame or high/low poly tunnels,[...]
Designs on the Land: A Historical Perspective (H,D) @ Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Gardnen
October 22, 2015 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Designs on the Land: A Historical Perspective (H,D) @ Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Gardnen
Classes meet on Thursdays, 6-9 pm: October 22 – November 12, 2015. This design course covers the history of landscape design from its earliest origins to modern times.  Explore the early gardens of Persian and Islamic[...]
Soil and Soil Amendments (required) @ Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
October 27, 2015 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Soil and Soil Amendments (required) @ Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
Classes meet on Tuesdays, 6-9pm: October 27 – November 17, 2015. This course will explain how plant growth is affected by soils, from drainage to pH and nutrients. Learn how to evaluate soils, improve those[...]
October 29, 2015 @ 8:00 am – 6:00 pm
Bus will leave the BBG parking lot promptly at 8 am. Bring a bag lunch and dress for the weather. Join staff from the BBG for  a day of tree talk at Harvard University’s Arnold Arboretum,[...]
Planting Plan Design Studio (required level II) @ Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
November 4, 2015 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Planting Plan Design Studio (required level II) @ Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
Classes meet on Wednesdays, 6-9pm: November 4 – December 16. Learn how to design a planting plan for private and public garden spaces.  Explore the manipulation of space by using plant material through a series[...]
November 14, 2015 @ 9:30 am – 4:30 pm
Landscape Design Clinic: Introduction to a Coherent Process (required level II) @ 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 the basic conceptual elements of a landscape master plan. All attendees will participate in[...]
Plant Health Care (required) @ Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
November 24, 2015 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Plant Health Care (required) @ Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
Classes meet on Tuesdays, 6-9pm: November 24 – December 15, 2015. Look at factors that affect plant health care including insects, diseases, pathogens and abiotic influences.  Basic diagnostic techniques will be taught.  Learn to minimize potential[...]
The Business of Gardening (H,D,NP) @ Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
December 3, 2015 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Classes meet on Thursdays, 1-5pm: December 3-17, 2015. This course is a must for those working or planning to work professionally in the field of horticulture.  Participants will learn how to write a simple business plan, understand a team[...]

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