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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!

Botanical Watercolor Painting with Carol Woodin @ Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
August 21, 2014 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Botanical Watercolor Painting with Carol Woodin @ Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
This class is near capacity. Please call 413-298-3926 to register. This class meets on Thursday & Friday, August 21 & 22, 10 am – 4 pm. Bring a bag lunch. Materials list is here. Gain confidence and[...]
August 22, 2014 @ 11:00 am
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,[...]
August 26, 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 Yoga in the Garden series starting this Tuesday. This is a[...]
August 31, 2014 @ 7:00 pm – August 31, 2014 @ 10:00 pm
CANCELED: RATATOUILLE - Free Outdoor Movie Series @ Berkshire Botanical Garden
Unfortunately, this event has been canceled.  Please excuse any inconvenience this may have caused.  Thank you! FREE Family Movie Night! Our outdoor movie series continues on August 31st with the film Ratatouille – a film[...]
September 2, 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 Yoga in the Garden series starting this Tuesday. This is a[...]
September 4, 2014 @ 10:00 am – 1:30 pm
Late Summer Garden Beauty: Field Study to Hollister House & Brush Hill Gardens @ offsite in Washington, CT
  This class is near capacity. To register, please call the Garden at 413.298.3926. Bring a bagged lunch. Participants can choose to carpool or drive separately. Those joining the carpool should meet in the parking[...]
September 9, 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 Yoga in the Garden series starting this Tuesday. This is a[...]
Invasive Plant Identification, Removal and Control Strategies @ Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
September 13, 2014 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Invasive Plant Identification, Removal and Control Strategies @ Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
All levels (co-sponsored with the Horticulture Certificate Program) This class will explore invasive plants, including their history and introduction intentionally or otherwise into Eastern North America. Learn how these species cause biochemical changes that affect[...]
September 16, 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 Yoga in the Garden series starting this Tuesday. This is a[...]
Pruning Shrubs and Small Ornamental Trees @ Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
September 20, 2014 @ 9:30 am – 1:30 pm
Pruning Shrubs and Small Ornamental Trees @ Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
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,[...]
September 23, 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 Yoga in the Garden series starting this Tuesday. This is a[...]
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 Yoga in the Garden series starting this Tuesday. This is a[...]
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
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[...]
Harvest Festival @ Berkshire Botanical Garden
October 11, 2014 @ 10:00 am – October 12, 2014 @ 5:00 pm
Harvest Festival @ Berkshire Botanical Garden | West Stockbridge | Massachusetts | United States
About the Festival For generations the Harvest Festival has been a cherished tradition in the Berkshires. It is one of the largest and longest running events of its kind in the country with up to[...]
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
Participants can choose to carpool or drive separately. Those joining the carpool should meet in the parking lot at Berkshire Botanical Garden for a 9am departure. Carpool will return at approximately 3 pm. Program time in[...]
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
Rain date: Sunday, October 19, 9 am – 3 pm Dress for outdoor work and bring safety glasses, heavy gloves, sturdy, waterproof footwear and a bag lunch. This hands-on program will cover the basics of[...]
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
Join Jacqueline van der Kloet for a talk on plant combinations in her garden designs. She will focus on how she combines bulbs, perennials, flowering shrubs and trees in a naturalistic garden style. Using a[...]
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
All levels (some knowledge of crow quill pen techniques is suggested) This class meets on Wednesday, Thursday & Friday, October 29, 30 & 31, 10 am – 4 pm. Bring a bag lunch. Materials list available here.[...]
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
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 bag lunch. This fast-paced, information-saturated clinic will introduce design students, homeowners and[...]
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
Dress for outdoors demonstration. Chain saws are powerful tools that can be intimidating to use. The importance of safe operation of this dangerous machine cannot be stressed enough. Learn the correct way to safely operate,[...]
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
Join Peter Hatch, Emeritus Director of Gardens and Grounds at  Monticello, for a journey into growing food in Thomas Jefferson’s 1,000-foot-long vegetable and 7-acre fruit garden. Learn about this revolutionary garden and Jefferson’s profound legacy[...]
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
This class is near capacity – please call 413.298.3926 for more info. All levels, limited to 20 (materials fee of $10) Back by popular demand!  Join woody plant specialist Adam Wheeler of Broken Arrow Nursery[...]
November 12, 2014 @ 10:30 am – 1:30 pm
Terrain for Garden Shoppers:Terrarium Demonstration and Shopping Experience @ offsite in Westport, CT
Unfortunately, this trip has been cancelled.  We apologize for any inconvenience. Join mad garden shopper Elisabeth Cary for a trip to the newly opened, fabulous garden/lifestyle store, Terrain, located in Westport, CT. The brain-child of[...]
November 15, 2014 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Extending the Season’s Harvest: Growing Vegetables for Four Seasons @ offsite in Tyringham, MA
  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 to enjoy your own garden greens throughout the late fall and[...]
Listening to Songs: The Natural History of Birdsong @ Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
November 16, 2014 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Do you ever wonder what the catbird is saying? Join Professor Bruce Byers for an introduction to the beauty and complexity of songbird singing. Learn about some of the discoveries that scientists who study birdsong[...]
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
Although a modest group of plants, groundcovers are becoming increasingly more valuable to gardeners for their versatility and the role they play in lowering garden maintenance. Selecting the right groundcover can be tricky. Some are[...]
Holiday Marketplace Cocktail Reception @ Berkshire Botanical Garden
December 5, 2014 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Holiday Marketplace Cocktail Reception @ Berkshire Botanical Garden
Join us for this magical evening of food, cocktails, wreaths and entertainment as we invite you for a first look at the Garden’s 2014 Holiday Marketplace.  Get first pick of our wonderful selection of wreaths[...]
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
Field study (held indoors)  Bring a bag 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[...]
January 14, 2015 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Passion for Plants—Study Group: Woods on Fire: Ornamental Shrubs and Trees for a Fiery Fall Display @ Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
Join a study group series at the Berkshire Botanical Garden to consider plant groups of particular interest to the staff. Look first at ornamental shrubs and trees for the best fall display (January 14). The[...]
Caring for Plants in a Greenhouse or Plant Conservatory @ Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
January 15, 2015 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Caring for Plants in a Greenhouse or Plant Conservatory @ Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
This 4-session course meets on Thursday afternoons, 4-7pm, from January 15 through February 5. It is co-enrolled with the Horticulture Certificate Program.  This course will focus on the ins and outs of controlling the greenhouse environment.[...]

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