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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!

Rejuvenating Shrubs— Lilacs, Weigela, Forsythia and More… @ Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
April 11, 2015 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Rejuvenating Shrubs— Lilacs, Weigela, Forsythia and More... @ Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
Is that old lilac refusing to flower? Spring is a great time to assess your woody shrubs for shape and structure. This hands-on workshop will focus on when, why and how to renovate or rejuvenate[...]
April 11, 2015 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Naming Flora: An Etymological Romp through the Berkshire Botanical Garden @ Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
Sure, Carl Linnaeus had a technical name for each of the flora, but where did we get all our common words for them, from aster to zinnia? This interactive and entertaining lecture will enlighten you[...]
April 18, 2015 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Pruning for Fruit Production: Pome and Stone Fruit Trees @ offsite
The date of this class has been rescheduled to Saturday April 18. Participants should dress warmly and bring pruners and a bag lunch. Directions available upon registration This demonstration/workshop will focus on the specifics of pruning stone and[...]
Annual Meeting @ Berkshire Botanical Garden
April 24, 2015 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Annual Meeting @ Berkshire Botanical Garden
Transplanting Shrubs and Planting Small Ornamental Trees @ Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
April 25, 2015 @ 9:30 am – 12:30 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[...]
Magnolias and More...Flowering Trees and Shrubs at Broken Arrow Nursery @ Offsite
Participants can choose to carpool or drive separately. Those joining the carpool should meet in the parking lot at Berkshire Botanical Garden for an 8:15 departure. Join woody-plant guru Adam Wheeler for a tour of the[...]
May 6, 2015 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Field Study to Bartholemew’s Cobble: Wildflowers and Ferns at Their Spring Best @ Offsite: Sheffield, MA
Participants should meet in the parking lot of Bartholomew’s Cobble, Sheffield, MA. Click here for directions. Join ecologist and plant geek Drew Monthie for a plant walk and talk at Bartholomew’s Cobble, a Trustees of[...]
Plant Sale 2015 @ Berkshire Botanical Gardens
May 8, 2015 – May 9, 2015 all-day
Plant Sale 2015 @ Berkshire Botanical Gardens
What better way to say hello to spring than with our 38th annual Plant Sale!  We’ve hand picked and grown some of our favorite plant selections and new varieties this year – you won’t want to[...]
Vegetable Gardening: Never Too Late for Starts! @ Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
May 13, 2015 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Vegetable Gardening: Never Too Late for Starts! @ Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
Just when you thought it was too late to start a vegetable garden for this summer, join vegetable-garden guru Ron Kujawski for a “get going” lecture, workshop and garden tour designed to get a vegetable[...]
May 21, 2015 @ 8:00 am – 6:30 pm
Frida Kahlo: Art, Garden, Life Exhibition at New York Botanical Garden @ Offsite: Bronx, NY
Coach bus leaves Berkshire Botanical Garden promptly at 8am. Bring a bag lunch and dress for the weather: comfortable, sturdy footwear and warm, waterproof outerwear, umbrella. Join staff from the Berkshire Botanical Garden for a[...]
June 3, 2015 @ 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
Ashintully Garden – From a Designer’s View @ Offsite in Tyringham, MA
Dress for outdoors with sturdy walking shoes. Ashintully, the name given to the original 1,000-acre estate be- longing to Egyptologist Robb de Peyster Tytus, is located in Tryringham, MA. The garden wasa gift of John[...]
June 6, 2015 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Up in the Trees: An Arborist’s View Walk, Talk and Climb! @ Berkshire Botanical Garden
Participants will meet at Berkshire Botanical Garden in the main parking lot. Tour the grounds of the Berkshire Botanical Garden, view the exceptional and diverse tree collection and learn about these gentle giants and their[...]
June 11, 2015 @ 10:00 am – 2:30 pm
The Curated Garden: Garden Obsessions in the Northwest Corner of Connecticut @ Offsite: northwest CT
10 am – 2:30 pm is the time onsite in the northwest corner of CT. Participants can choose to carpool or drive separately. Those joining the carpool should meet in the parking lot at Berkshire[...]
America’s Romance with the English Garden @ Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
June 13, 2015 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
America’s Romance with the English Garden @ Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
Join professor Thomas Mickey for an exploration of America’s romance with the English Garden. This beautifully illustrated lecture is based on his newest book, America’s Romance with the English Garden. The UK magazine Spectator recently[...]
June 18, 2015 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Exploring Gardens in the Hudson Valley: The Climbery and the Garden at Bellefield @ Offsite in Hyde Park and Livingston, NY
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 Hyde[...]
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[...]
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).[...]
The Clark: Landscape and Sustainability @ Offsite at The Clark, Williamstown, MA
July 23, 2015 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
The Clark: Landscape and Sustainability @ Offsite at The Clark, Williamstown, MA
There are two sessions of this field trip: 10 am and 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[...]
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[...]
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[...]
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,[...]
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[...]
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 meets on Wednesday, Thursday & Friday, August 12, 13 &1 4, 10 am – 4 pm. Bring a bag lunch. Click here for materials list. Create a colored-pencil rendering of your favorite animal[...]
Harvest Festival @ Berkshire Botanical Garden
October 10, 2015 – October 11, 2015 all-day
Harvest Festival @ Berkshire Botanical Garden | Stockbridge | Massachusetts | United States
Save the Date! This Year’s Harvest Festival will be held October 10th and 11th! About the Festival For generations the Harvest Festival has been a cherished tradition in the Berkshires. It is one of the[...]

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