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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!

The Garden in Watercolors Session I: En Plein Air Watercolor Painting in the Summer Garden @ Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
Jul 8 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm 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 sessions;[...]
Hosta, Japanese Maples and Dwarf Conifers: Collectors’ Plants for the Garden Obsessed @ Offsite in Granby, CT
Jul 9 @ 10:00 am – 1:30 pm 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
Jul 16 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm 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). Using[...]
Cocktails in Great Gardens - The Home of Judith Fetterley @ Glenmont | New York | United States
Jul 17 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
    THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT! Please call 298-3926 x 10 to be added to the wait list! Cocktails in Great Gardens have become some of the Berkshire Botanical Garden’s most popular summer events by[...]
The Clark: Landscape and Sustainability - 10am session @ Offsite at The Clark, Williamstown, MA
Jul 23 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm Offsite at The Clark, Williamstown, MA
The morning program is fully enrolled.  Please sign up for the afternoon session.   Join Matthew Noyes, horticulturist and grounds manager at The Clark for an exploration of the new museum campus and sustain- ability[...]
The Heart of Story: Writing Stories of Our Lives Garden Writing Workshop @ Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
Jul 23 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm 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[...]
The Clark: Landscape and Sustainability - 2pm session @ Offsite at The Clark, Williamstown, MA
Jul 23 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm Offsite at The Clark, Williamstown, MA
The afternoon session of this field trip starts at 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 on this day[...]
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[...]
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,[...]
Cocktails in Great Gardens - The Home of Lee and Fritz Link @ Sharon | Connecticut | United States
Aug 21 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Cocktails in Great Gardens have become some of the Berkshire Botanical Garden’s most popular summer events by offering guests to tour some of the most amazing private gardens that the Berkshire’s have to offer and[...]
Drafting for Garden Design (required level II) @ Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
Sep 16 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
Classes meet Wednesdays, 6-9pm: September 16 – October 28, 2015. This seven-week studio intensive is essential for students who anticipate working in garden planning and design. Learn basic drafting skills necessary to record and effectively communicate scaled[...]
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[...]
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 class 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[...]
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,[...]
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[...]
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,[...]
Planting Plan Design Studio (required level II) @ Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
Nov 4 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
Classes meet on Wednesdays, 6-9pm: November 4 – December 16. Learn how to design a planting plan for private and public garden spaces.  Explore the manipulation of space by using plant material through a series[...]
Landscape Design Clinic: Introduction to a Coherent Process (required level II) @ Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
Nov 14 @ 9:30 am – 4:30 pm Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
This fast-paced, information-saturated clinic will introduce design students, home owners others to an opportunity-finding and problem-solving design process. It will lead to the basic conceptual elements of a landscape master plan. All attendees will participate in[...]
The Business of Gardening (H,D,NP) @ Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
Dec 3 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm 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[...]

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