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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!

Wreaths from the Wild @ Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
December 4, 2013 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Wreaths from the Wild @ Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
We’re sorry for any inconvenience, but due to the teacher of this course being called to jury duty, this class has been cancelled. Bring pruners and gloves. Materials included in cost of class. Create a[...]
Beekeeping for Gardeners @ Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
January 4, 2014 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Beekeeping for Gardeners @ Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
Bees can be ordered from Dan so that participants can start a hive in the spring.  Learn how to start a honeybee colony, the seasonal management required to keep a healthy hive of bees and[...]
Small-Space Garden Solutions @ Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
January 11, 2014 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Small-Space Garden Solutions @ Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
Sign up for both classes on January 11 and receive a 10% discount!  Small Space Garden Solutions + Annuals: Gardening with Color When space and time are limited, you need the best performing plants for[...]
Annuals: Gardening with Color @ Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
January 11, 2014 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Annuals: Gardening with Color @ Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
Sign up for both classes on January 11 and receive a 10% discount:  Annuals: Gardening w/ Color + Small Space Garden Solutions  The grounds at Mohonk Mountain House are known for colorful gardens during spring, summer[...]
Passion for Plants—Study Group: Perennial Spring Uprising @ Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
January 15, 2014 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Passion for Plants—Study Group: Perennial Spring Uprising @ Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
Join a study group at the Berkshire Botanical Garden to consider plant groups of particular interest to the staff. Look first at new and unusual spring and early summer perennials (January 15). The following week[...]
January 22, 2014 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Passion for Plants—Study Group: Small, Green and Beautiful: Conifers for Small Gardens @ Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
Join a study group at the Berkshire Botanical Garden to consider plant groups of particular interest to the staff. Look first at new and unusual spring and early summer perennials (January 15). The following week[...]
Working with Wood: Build Your Own Double Paddle Canoe @ Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
January 24, 2014 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Working with Wood: Build Your Own Double Paddle Canoe @ Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
This is a two-weekend, hands-on workshop that meets on: Friday, January 24, 4 – 6 pm; Saturday & Sunday, January 25 & 26, 9 am – 5 pm; Friday, January 31, 4 – 6 pm;[...]
January 25, 2014 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Extending the Season’s Harvest: Growing Vegetables for Four Seasons (II) @ Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
Bring a bag lunch.  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[...]
Passion for Plants—Study Group: Beyond Lilies: Summer and Fall Bulbs @ Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
January 29, 2014 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Passion for Plants—Study Group: Beyond Lilies: Summer and Fall Bulbs @ Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
Join a study group at the Berkshire Botanical Garden to consider plant groups of particular interest to the staff. Look first at new and unusual spring and early summer perennials (January 15). The following week[...]
Grow More with Less @ Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
February 1, 2014 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Grow More with Less @ Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
Sign up for both programs on February 1 and receive a 10% discount:  Grow More With Less + New and Exciting Trees and Shrubs Join Director of Planting Fields Arboretum, Vincent Simeone, for an in-depth[...]
New and Exciting Trees and Shrubs for the Forward-Thinking Gardener @ Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
February 1, 2014 @ 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm
New and Exciting Trees and Shrubs for the Forward-Thinking Gardener @ Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
Sign up for both programs on February 1 and receive a 10% discount:  New and Exciting Trees and Shrubs + Growing More for Less In this afternoon lecture, Vincent Simeone will share his thoughts on[...]
Permaculture @ Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
February 6, 2014 @ 6:00 pm – February 6, 2014 @ 9:00 pm
Permaculture @ Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
Classes meet on Thursdays, 6-9pm: February 6, 13, 20, 27, 2014. Permaculture is multi-disciplinary approach to designing and maintaining productive, regenerative human ecosystems. In this class, students will gain the framework and information to design, build[...]
Seed-A-Thon @ Berkshire Botanical Garden - Center House
February 12, 2014 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Seed-A-Thon @ Berkshire Botanical Garden - Center House | Frankfort | Indiana | United States
Please RSVP to this event by calling 413.298.3926.  There is no charge, we just want an idea of who’s coming!  This event will be held in the Center House on the grounds of the Berkshire[...]
Bark and Buds: Winter Identification of Trees and Shrubs @ Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
February 15, 2014 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Bark and Buds: Winter Identification of Trees and Shrubs @ Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
Bring bagged lunch. Dress for limited outdoor fieldwork.  Discover the many plants that lend bark, buds, fruit and structural interest to the garden in fall and winter. Develop or enhance your ability to identify winter[...]
Ginkgo: The Tree That Time Forgot @ Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
February 22, 2014 @ 11:00 am
Ginkgo: The Tree That Time Forgot @ Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
Registration for this event is now closed.  Walk-ins can not be accommodated. Join Sir Peter Crane for a discussion of his latest book, Ginkgo: The Tree That Time Forgot. He will share insights on the[...]
Beatrix Potter’s Gardening Life @ Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
March 2, 2014 @ 1:00 pm
Beatrix Potter's Gardening Life @ Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
This lecture is not just for gardeners but for those who know and cherish Beatrix Potter and her classic tales. Her characters exist in a charmed world filled with flowers and gardens, a world born[...]
The Wonderful World of Maples @ Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
March 8, 2014 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
The Wonderful World of Maples @ Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
Sign up for both classes on March 8 and receive a 10% discount:  The Wonderful World of Maples + Woodland Treasures Join horticulturalist Kevin Wilcox for an in depth look at Maples: the genus Acer.  He[...]
Woodland Treasures @ Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
March 8, 2014 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Woodland Treasures @ Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
Sign up for both classes on March 8 and receive a 10% discount:  Woodland Treasures + The Wonderful World of Maples Learn about the beautiful woodland plants grown by John Lonsdale from Edgewood Gardens, his[...]
The Garden at Night: A Photographic Journey… @ Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
March 15, 2014 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
The Garden at Night: A Photographic Journey... @ Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
This class has been cancelled.  For more information call the Garden at 413.298.3926. Join the fascinating world of Linda Rutenburg, Canadian photographer and gardener, as she shares her five-year project in the US, Canada and[...]
Botanicals with Quill Pen and Ink @ Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
March 19, 2014 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Botanicals with Quill Pen and Ink @ Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
  This is a three-day workshop that meets on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, March 19, 20 and 21, 10am – 4pm. Bring a bag lunch. Materials list available here. Learn the art of beautiful pen-and-ink[...]
March 29, 2014 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Pruning for Fruit Production: Pome and Stone Fruit Trees @ offsite
This class is full.  To be added to the wait list, please call the Garden at 413.298.3926 Participants should dress warmly and bring pruners and a bag lunch. Directions available here. Snow date: March 30.[...]
April 5, 2014 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Ready, Set, Grow! An Expert's Guide to Growing Vegetables and Annuals @ Left Field Farm, Middlefield, MA
This class is near capacity.  Please call 413.298.3926 to register. Participants can choose to carpool or drive separately. Those joining the carpool should meet in the parking lot at Berkshire Botanical Garden for a 9[...]
Northeast Wildflowers to Brighten Your Spring Garden @ Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
April 12, 2014 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Northeast Wildflowers to Brighten Your Spring Garden @ Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
Learn about the importance of native wildflowers and how to bring them into the garden setting. Wildflowers brighten the New England woodlands in spring and are more than just a delight for the eye and[...]
Tomato Basics @ Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
April 12, 2014 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Tomato Basics @ Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
This class is nearing capacity. Please call 413.298.3926 to register. This presentation is designed to help you understand the various types of tomatoes, the best time to start them from seed and when to set[...]
Setting Up a Beehive @ Center House at BBG
April 18, 2014 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Setting Up a Beehive @ Center House at BBG
Please call 413.298.3926 to register. A list of suggested safety equipment is listed below although these items are not mandatory.  Join beekeeper Jan Johnson for step-by-step instruction and demonstration on setting up a beehive, beginning indoors with a[...]
April 19, 2014 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Rejuvenating Shrubs: Lilacs, Weigela, Forsythia and More... @ offsite (location to be determined)
This class is near capacity.  Please call the garden at 413.298.3926 to register. Participants should bring hand pruners and work gloves and dress for the weather. Is that old lilac refusing to flower? Spring is[...]
Transplanting Shrubs and Planting Small Ornamental Trees @ Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
April 26, 2014 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Transplanting Shrubs and Planting Small Ornamental Trees @ Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
Bring work gloves and dress for the weather. Learn by doing in this hands-on shrub and tree planting/transplanting workshop. All aspects of successful planting will be demonstrated, and participants will assist in transplanting a multi-stem[...]
April 26, 2014 @ 10:30 am – 1:00 pm
Drifts of Daffodils @ offsite
This class is nearing capacity.  Please call 413.298.3926 for availability. Participants can choose to carpool or drive separately. Those joining the carpool should meet in the parking lot at Berkshire Botanical Garden for a 9:45[...]
May 1, 2014 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Stars of the Garden: Small Flowering Trees
Consider the showgirls of the garden, the small flowering trees. At a perfect time for planting, join Elisabeth Cary for a comprehensive tour of hardy trees under 30 feet tall. Each selection will be discussed[...]
World of Peonies @ Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
May 3, 2014 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
World of Peonies @ Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
Select peonies will be available for sale. Gardeners have always loved peonies but recently have refocused their interest on the genus Paeonia. With new availability of woodland peonies, tree (suffruticosa) peonies and the explosion of[...]

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