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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!

Native Plant Selection and Identification (Herbaceous and Woody) @ Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
September 11, 2014 @ 6:00 pm – September 11, 2014 @ 9:00 pm
Native Plant Selection and Identification (Herbaceous and Woody)  @ Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
Classes meet on Thursdays, September 11 & 18 and October 2 & 9, at 6-9pm and on Saturday, September 27, 10am – 1pm. This is a survey plant identification class covering horticultural significant North American native[...]
Invasive Plant Identification, Removal and Control Strategies @ Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
September 13, 2014 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
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 soil microbes, which in turn cause major shifts[...]
Rendering @ Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
November 5, 2014 @ 6:00 pm – November 5, 2014 @ 9:00 pm
Rendering @ Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
  Classes meet Wednesdays, 6-9pm, November 5 – December 17 (no class November 26). Rendering is a drawing skill necessary for communicating garden designs to clients. This course is the next step for gardening designers[...]
Greenhouse and Plant Conservatory Management @ Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
January 15, 2015 @ 4:00 pm – January 15, 2015 @ 7:00 pm
Classes meet on Thursdays, January 15 – February 5, at 4 – 7pm. This course will focus on the ins and outs of controlling the greenhouse environment. Whether maintaining a  conservatory collection of ornamental plants[...]
Small-Fruit Gardening in the New England Landscape @ Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
February 2, 2015 @ 6:00 pm – February 2, 2015 @ 9:00 pm
Classes meet on Mondays, February 2, 9, 16 and 23, from 6 – 9pm. This course will cover the production basics for strawberries, brambles (raspberry/blackberry), blueberries and grapes for New England conditions. Site and soil[...]
Organic Vegetable Gardening @ Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
March 3, 2015 @ 6:00 pm – March 3, 2015 @ 9:00 pm
Organic Vegetable Gardening @ Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
Classes meet on Tuesdays, 6-9pm: March 3, 10, 17, 24 and 31, 2015. Designed for those starting or caring for a vegetable garden, this course will include discussion of soil and nutrient management, seed selection, crop[...]
The Home Fruit Orchard @ Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
March 13, 2015 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Classes meet on Fridays, March 13 & 20, from 2-5pm and on Friday, March 27 (date changed from what was previously published because of snow cover), from 10am – 3pm. Learn about the art and science[...]
Horticultural Techniques Clinic: Perennial Bed Renovation (H,D) @ Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
September 19, 2015 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Horticultural Techniques Clinic: Perennial Bed Renovation (H,D) @ Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
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
Whole Landscape Design (H,D,NP) @ Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
This workshop 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 culture.[...]
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[...]
October 29, 2015 @ 8:00 am – 6:00 pm
The Arnold Arboretum's Fall Fiery Display and a Special Tour of the Larz Anderson Bonsai Collection (H,D,NP) @ offsite at Arnold Arboretum, Boston, MA
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,[...]
The Business of Gardening (H,D,NP) @ Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
December 3, 2015 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
The Business of Gardening (H,D,NP) @ Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
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[...]
Tree Care for Gardeners (H, D, NP) @ Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
January 15, 2016 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Classes meet on Fridays, 1-4pm: January 15 – February 5, 2016. Whether you are an amateur or professional horticulturalist, you are a steward of the landscape, and probably spend more time than anyone among the flowers,[...]
Organic Vegetable Garden (H, D) @ Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
March 7, 2016 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Organic Vegetable Garden (H, D) @ Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
Classes meet on Mondays, 6-9pm: March 7 – April 4, 2016. Designed for those starting or caring for a vegetable garden, this course will include discussion of soil and nutrient management, seed selection, crop rotation schemes,[...]
Can I Grow it Here, Now–and How? (H, D, NP) @ Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
March 12, 2016 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Climate Change Challenges and Choices for Planning, Planting and Growing Northeastern Gardens and Gardeners in the 21st Century Today’s horticultural climate offers a vast array of native and exotic plants, soil amendments, watering systems, fertilizers[...]
Home Orchard Basics with Orchardist Michael Phillips (H, D) @ Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
April 1, 2016 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Home Orchard Basics with Orchardist Michael Phillips (H, D) @ Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
Join orchard expert Michael Phillips from Lost Nation Orchard for a day-long workshop on how to grow fruit at home. Successfully growing fruit for your family becomes straightforward when you narrow the big picture down[...]

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