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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!

Family Fridays – Snakes and Frogs @ Berkshire Botanical Garden
August 23, 2013 @ 10:30 am
Family Fridays - Snakes and Frogs @ Berkshire Botanical Garden | Stockbridge | Massachusetts | United States
Our popular Family Fridays are back! Meet the feathered, hairy and scaly creatures that live near and far.  Family Friday programs are for children and adults, open to all, and free with paid admission to[...]
August 26, 2013 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
The Garden in Watercolors Session II:  En Plein Air Watercolor Painting in the Summer Garden @ Berkshire Botanical Garden | Stockbridge | Massachusetts | United States
This is one in a series of four class sessions held on consecutive Mondays, August 5, 12, 19 and 26. You can register for the whole series or, alternatively, sign up for this class or[...]
Passion for Plants—Study Group @ Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
September 11, 2013 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Passion for Plants—Study Group @ Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
Join a study group taught by staff at the Berkshire Botanical Garden to consider plant groups of particular interest to the staff. Look first at the late summer/early fall perennials that go the distance in[...]
Invasive Plant Control for Homeowners @ Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
September 14, 2013 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Invasive Plant Control for Homeowners @ Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
Invasive plants are becoming an increasing threat to the environment as bittersweet, garlic mustard and multiflora rose sweep rampant throughout the landscape. This discussion centers on what homeowners can do to eliminate or control the[...]
Stalking Wild Mushrooms in the Berkshires @ Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
September 14, 2013 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Stalking Wild Mushrooms in the Berkshires @ Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
Dress for outdoors; participants will carpool to a short walk. Learn all about fungi with a focus on those commonly called mushrooms. This enormous and diverse group of plants is found in the wild during[...]
Passion for Plants—Study Group (Grasses) @ Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
September 18, 2013 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Passion for Plants—Study Group (Grasses) @ Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
Join a study group taught by staff at the Berkshire Botanical Garden to consider plant groups of particular interest to the staff. Look first at the late summer/early fall perennials that go the distance in[...]
The High Line and Battery Park City @ Field trip - Bus will depart from Berkshire Botanical Garden promptly at 7:30
September 19, 2013 @ 7:30 am – 6:30 pm
The High Line and Battery Park City @ Field trip - Bus will depart from Berkshire Botanical Garden promptly at 7:30
This event is almost full.  To make a reservation, please call the Garden at 413.298.3926. Join the staff of the Berkshire Botanical Garden for a late summer visit to Battery Park City, located at the[...]
September 21, 2013 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Extending the Season’s Harvest: Growing Vegetables for Four Seasons (1) @ Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
PLEASE NOTE:  This class was originally scheduled for September 21, but was postponed due to illness.  Please excuse any inconvenience. Learn how to extend the season’s harvest to enjoy your own garden greens throughout the[...]
Passion for Plants—Study Group (Woody Plants) @ Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
September 25, 2013 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Passion for Plants—Study Group (Woody Plants) @ Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
Join a study group taught by staff at the Berkshire Botanical Garden to consider plant groups of particular interest to the staff. Look first at the late summer/early fall perennials that go the distance in[...]
September 26, 2013 @ 9:00 am – 4:30 pm
The Fruit Garden of  Lee Reich and Garden Tour at Mohonk Mountain House @ Field Trip/Carpool
To register for this event, please call the Garden at 413.298.3926 Participants can choose to carpool or drive separately to New Paltz, NY. Those joining the carpool should meet in the parking lot at Berkshire[...]
September 28, 2013 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Do you want the sights and smells of flowers in winter, but rising fuel costs seem to put a greenhouse out of reach? The solution—the subject of this class—is to go solar! You will learn[...]
Garden Wrap-Up (Free Class for Members) @ Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
October 10, 2013 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Dress for outdoors. Assess the year’s gardening successes and failures, review the gardening events of the spring and summer and begin planning for next season. Consider winter interest in the garden and understand when to[...]
Growing Garlic @ Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
October 12, 2013 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Growing Garlic @ Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
This lecture on growing garlic by “garden guru” Ron Kujawski—held just in time to plant your garlic—will inspire, inform and give you the information needed to grow the best garlic in town. Each student will[...]
Sissinghurst: Portrait of a Garden @ Berkshire Botanical Garden
October 19, 2013 @ 10:00 am
Sissinghurst:  Portrait of a Garden @ Berkshire Botanical Garden
We are almost full for this event!  Please call the garden at 413.298.3926 to inquire about availability and purchase tickets . Join former Sissinghurst head gardener Alexis Datta for a first-hand look at the gardening[...]
Planting Plan Design Studio @ Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
October 24, 2013 @ 6:00 pm – October 24, 2013 @ 9:00 pm
Planting Plan Design Studio @ Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
Classes meet on Thursdays, 6-9pm: October 24, 31; November 7, 14, 21, 28; December 5, 12, 19. Learn how to design a planting plan for private and public garden spaces.  Explore the manipulation of space by[...]
Pruning Shrubs and Small Ornamental Trees @ Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
October 26, 2013 @ 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
Wear waterproof outerwear and boots; bring pruners.  Autumn is a great time to assess your woody plants for shape and structure. This demonstration/workshop will focus on pruning, including when, why and how to shape, renovate,[...]
Hedgerows and Windbreaks for Farm, Garden & Home Landscapes @ Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
October 26, 2013 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Hedgerows and Windbreaks for Farm, Garden & Home Landscapes @ Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
Dress for weather. Field, garden and farm edges are often overlooked and considered a management headache. However, at the edges there are many opportunities. Well designed hedgerows are important multi-functional spaces. We will focus on[...]
Why Grow That When You Can Grow This? Timber Press Author, Andrew Keys @ Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
November 9, 2013 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Why Grow That When You Can Grow This? Timber Press Author, Andrew Keys @ Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
Much like high school, the garden is a popularity contest, and as gardeners, we tend to be as sentimental about plants as we are about our school days. What to do when the prom queen[...]
Bring Nature into the Garden @ Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
November 16, 2013 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Bring Nature into the Garden @ Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
Join landscape designer Bridghe McCracken for a detailed program on how to create a biodiverse garden habitat for birds, bees, butterflies, bats and dragonflies—good for both the garden and the gardener. This program will give[...]
Construct a Fairy House or Gnome Home! @ Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
November 16, 2013 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
This class has been cancelled and will be rescheduled for a future date.  Please call the Garden at 413.298.3926 for more info. All materials included in cost of workshop. Bring a plug-in hot glue gun[...]
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[...]
Holiday Marketplace Cocktail Party @ Exhibit Hall at the Berkshire Botanical Garden
December 6, 2013 @ 5:00 pm – December 6, 2013 @ 8:00 pm
Holiday Marketplace Cocktail Party @ Exhibit Hall at the Berkshire Botanical Garden | Stockbridge | Massachusetts | United States
It’s the kick-off event of the Holiday Season!  Join us Friday night, December the 6th, as we welcome winter and kick off our annual Holiday Marketplace.  Each year we turn our exhibit hall into a[...]
Holiday Marketplace @ Berkshire Botanical Garden
December 7, 2013 @ 10:00 am – December 8, 2013 @ 4:00 pm
Holiday Marketplace @ Berkshire Botanical Garden | West Stockbridge | Massachusetts | United States
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[...]
Winter Lecture @ Monument Mountain High School
February 8, 2014 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Winter Lecture @ Monument Mountain High School | Great Barrington | Massachusetts | United States
Online registration for this event is now closed.  Tickets may be purchased at the door starting at 1pm on Saturday, February 8th.  Hope to see you there!   The Berkshire Botanical Garden is honored to[...]
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[...]
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[...]
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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