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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!

Quaker Hill Native Plant Garden Study Tour: Native Plant Communities & Waterworks @ Offsite in Pawling, NY
Jul 29 @ 9:30 am – 1:00 pm 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[...]
The Garden in Watercolors Session II: En Plein Air Watercolor Painting in the Summer Garden @ Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
Aug 5 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm 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 both[...]
Restoring the Natural Landscape: A Case-Study Approach @ Offsite in Spencertown, NY
Aug 6 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm 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,[...]
Birds of Prey @ Berkshire Botanical Garden Education Center
Aug 7 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm Berkshire Botanical Garden Education Center
Join wildlife rehabilitator Tom Ricardi for his ever-popular presentation on birds of prey. This program is designed for all ages. Tom will share the natural history of these magnificent birds, demonstrate some of their unique[...]
2015 Grow Show @ The Garden
Aug 8 – Aug 9 all-day 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
Aug 10 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
This class  is fully enrolled.  To join the wait list call 413 298 3926 ext. 10.  This class meets on Monday & Tuesday, August 10 & 11, 10 am–4 pm. Bring a bag lunch. Click here for[...]
Capturing Animals with Colored Pencil @ Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
Aug 12 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
This class is fully enrolled.  Please call to be added to the waitlist 413 298 3926 Ext. 10 This class meets on Wednesday, Thursday & Friday, August 12, 13 &1 4, 10 am – 4 pm.[...]
Creatures of the Rainforest: Rick Roth - The Creature Teachers @ Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
Aug 14 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
This program is designed for all ages and highlights some of the creatures large and small that inhabit the tropical rain forest. Get to know some of the mammals, birds, amphibians and reptiles and learn[...]
Painting with Light: Plein Air Painting @ Berkshire Botanical Garden Education Center
Aug 19 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm Berkshire Botanical Garden Education Center
This two-day workshop meets on Wednesday & Thursday, August 19 & 20, from 10 am – 3 pm. Bring a bag lunch. Materials list is available here. Capture the Berkshire summer landscape by observing the[...]
The Fabulous Snakes of Berkshire County: Professor Tom Tyning, Reptile Expert @ Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
Aug 21 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm 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,[...]
Invasive Plant Identification, Removal and Control Strategies for the Home Gardener @ Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
Sep 12 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
This class will explore common invasive plants that have seized our landscape, with a focus on practical strategies for controlling these rampant beasts. Learn to identify common species, understand their natural history with a focus[...]
Bringing Plants in for the Winter @ Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
Sep 12 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
Bring hand pruners. At the end of the summer what do you do with all those special patio plants that you have slaved over for the summer months? This class will give gardeners tricks of[...]
Horticultural Techniques Clinic: Perennial Bed Renovation @ Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
Sep 19 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
This workshop meets on two Saturdays, September 19 & 26, 9 am – 4 pm (rain dates: September 20 & 27) and is co-enrolled with Horticulture Certificate Program. Bring a bag lunch and dress for gardening. Learn[...]
Horticultural Techniques Clinic: Perennial Bed Renovation (H,D) @ Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
Sep 19 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm 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[...]
An Insider’s Walk Through Olana: Foreground, Middleground and the Viewshed @ Olana State Historic Site, Hudson, NY
Sep 24 @ 10:00 am – 12:30 pm Olana State Historic Site, Hudson, NY
10 am- 12:30 pm is the time onsite at Olana. Bring a bag lunch and dress for weather. Participants can choose to carpool or drive separately. Those joining the carpool should meet in the parking lot[...]
Bonsai: Conifer Workshop @ Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
Sep 26 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
Back by popular demand, join bonsai expert Glen Lord for this hands-on workshop on conifers. Learn about bonsai, the ancient Japanese method of growing, pruning and caring for a miniature tree in a small pot.[...]
Whole Landscape Design @ Offsite in Pawling, NY
Oct 2 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm Offsite in Pawling, NY
This field study is co-enrolled with Horticulture Certificate Program.  10am – 1pm is the time onsite in Pawling, NY. Bring a bag lunch and dress for weather. Participants can choose to carpool or drive separately. Those[...]
Whole Landscape Design (H,D,NP) @ Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
Oct 2 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm 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.[...]
Harvest Festival @ Berkshire Botanical Garden | Stockbridge | Massachusetts | United States
Oct 10 – Oct 11 all-day Berkshire Botanical Garden
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[...]
Extending the Season's Harvest (H) @ Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
Oct 14 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm 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,[...]
Extending the Season’s Harvest Growing Vegetables for Four Seasons @ Offsite in Tyringham, MA
Oct 14 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm Offsite in Tyringham, MA
Lecture/offsite field study to Woven Roots Farm, Tyringham, MA (co-enrolled with Horticulture Certificate Program) Learn how to extend the season’s harvest to enjoy your own garden greens throughout the late fall and early spring months.[...]
Designs on the Land: A Historical Perspective (H,D) @ Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Gardnen
Oct 22 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm 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[...]
Irish Gardener Jimi Blake The Contemporary Mixed Border @ Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
Oct 24 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
Join Irish plantsman extraordinaire Jimi Blake for a tour into his world of plants. This lecture on the contemporary mixed border is a comprehensive look at annuals, herbaceous perennials, shrubs and trees in Hunting Brook,[...]
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
Oct 29 @ 8:00 am – 6:00 pm 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 Arnold Arboretum’s Fall Fiery Display and a Special Tour of the Larz Anderson Bonsai Collection @ Offsite in Boston, MA
Oct 29 @ 8:00 am – 6:00 pm Offsite in Boston, MA
Offsite field trip (co-enrolled with Horticulture Certificate Program) Bring a bag lunch and dress for the weather. Bus will leave the BBG parking lot promptly at 8 am. Join staff from the BBG for a[...]
Pruning Shrubs and Small Ornamental Trees @ Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
Oct 31 @ 9:30 am – 1:30 pm 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,[...]
Peter Del Tredici: The Radicle Underground @ Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
Nov 7 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
(Co-enrolled with Horticulture Certificate Program) Join Dr. Peter Del Tredici, of Harvard University’s Arnold Arboretum, for an exploration of the important relationship between plants and soil. Developing a clear understanding of what goes on below[...]
Landscape Design Clinic with Walt Cudnohufsky @ Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden and offsite
Nov 14 @ 9:30 am – 4:30 pm Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden and offsite
This workshop/traveling field study is co-enrolled with Horticulture Certificate Program. Dress for outdoors, wear waterproof footwear and bring a bag lunch. This fast-paced, information-saturated clinic will introduce design students, homeowners and others to opportunities to problem-[...]
The Seed Garden: The Art and Practice of Seed Saving @ Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
Nov 21 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
Based on The Seed Garden, a new book published in conjunction with Seed Savers Exchange, writer and editor Lee Buttala shares his knowledge of garden-scale seed saving. By demystifying the botanical processes at work in[...]
Making More Plants: Propagating Your Own Woody Plants @ Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
Nov 21 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
(materials fee of $10) Back by popular demand! Join woody-plant specialist Adam Wheeler of Broken Arrow Nursery for a workshop focused on hardwood and evergreen propagation. This workshop will cover how to collect, prepare and[...]

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