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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!

July – November 2014

Yoga in the Garden
Jul 29 @ 5:15 pm – 6:15 pm Education Featured Events Lectures & Workshops
Free for Garden Members, $10 for Nonmembers Bring your Yoga mats, water, a towel and be ready to clear you mind at our new [...]
The Art of Cut Paper: Scherenschnitte @ Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
The Art of Cut Paper: Scherenschnitte @ Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
Jul 31 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm Education Lectures & Workshops
Non-Member + $85.00Member + $75.00 Materials fee of $10 paid directly to the instructor. Bring a bag lunch.  Supply list is here. Join cut-paper artist [...]
Yoga in the Garden
Aug 5 @ 5:15 pm – 6:15 pm Education Featured Events Lectures & Workshops
Free for Garden Members, $10 for Nonmembers Bring your Yoga mats, water, a towel and be ready to clear you mind at our new [...]
The Garden in Watercolors Session II: En Plein Air Watercolor Painting in the Summer Garden @ Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
Aug 6 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm Education Lectures & Workshops
SERIES Non-Member + $175.00SERIES Member + $145.00INDIVIDUAL CLASS + $45 Classes meet on four Wednesdays, August 6 – 27, 10 am – 1 pm. [...]
The Beautiful Garden of Bunny Williams @ offsite
Aug 7 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm Education Field Trips Lectures & Workshops
This class has limited space remaining.  Please call 413.298.3926 to sign up or inquire about the wait list. Bring a bag lunch and dress for [...]
Birds of Prey: Tom Ricardi, Wildlife Rehabilitator @ Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
Birds of Prey: Tom Ricardi, Wildlife Rehabilitator @ Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
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 [...]
Yoga in the Garden
Aug 12 @ 5:15 pm – 6:15 pm Education Featured Events Lectures & Workshops
Free for Garden Members, $10 for Nonmembers Bring your Yoga mats, water, a towel and be ready to clear you mind at our new [...]
Botanical Illustration: Colorful Garden Fruits and Berries with Colored Pencil @ Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
Aug 13 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm Education Featured Events Lectures & Workshops
3-DAYS Non-Member + $290.003-DAYS Member + $260.00 Class meets on Wednesday, Thursday & Friday, August 13, 14 & 15, 10 am – 4 pm. Bring [...]
Dancing Flowers: The Gardens of Jacob's Pillow @ Offsite: Jacob's Pillow | Becket | Massachusetts | United States
Non-Member + $25.00Member + $20.00 Not only is Jacob’s Pillow one of the Berkshire’s most celebrated cultural institutions and famous dance festivals in the [...]
Wonderful Mammals of Fields and Forests: Rick Roth of the Creature Teachers @ Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
This program is designed for all ages and highlights some of the furry creatures that inhabit the landscape with us. Travelling under cover of dark, many of these [...]
Yoga in the Garden
Aug 19 @ 5:15 pm – 6:15 pm Education Featured Events Lectures & Workshops
Free for Garden Members, $10 for Nonmembers Bring your Yoga mats, water, a towel and be ready to clear you mind at our new [...]
Monet: Painter, Plantsman @ Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
Monet: Painter, Plantsman @ Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
Aug 20 @ 4:00 pm Education Lectures & Workshops
Non-Member + $25.00Member + $20.00 Throughout his long life, Monet displayed a passionate regard for the beauty of nature. His principal activity was the [...]
Botanical Watercolor Painting with Carol Woodin @ Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
Botanical Watercolor Painting with Carol Woodin @ Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
Aug 21 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm Education Featured Events Lectures & Workshops
  2-DAYS Non-Member + $290.003-DAYS Member + $260.00 This workshop meets on Thursday & Friday, August 21 & 22, 10 am – 4 pm. Bring a bag [...]
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 [...]
Yoga in the Garden
Aug 26 @ 5:15 pm – 6:15 pm Education Featured Events Lectures & Workshops
Free for Garden Members, $10 for Nonmembers Bring your Yoga mats, water, a towel and be ready to clear you mind at our new [...]
Late Summer Garden Beauty: Field Study to Hollister House & Brush Hill Gardens @ offsite in Washington, CT
Sep 4 @ 10:00 am – 1:30 pm Education Field Trips Lectures & Workshops
  Non-Member + $40.00Member + $35.00 Bring a bagged lunch. Participants can choose to carpool or drive separately. Those joining the carpool should meet in [...]
Native Plant Selection and Identification (Herbaceous and Woody) @ Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
Native Plant Selection and Identification (Herbaceous and Woody)  @ Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
Sep 11 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm Education Horticulture Certificate Program Level III D H NP
Classes meet on Thursdays, September 11 & 18 and October 2 & 9, at 6-9pm and on Saturday, September 27, 10am – 1pm. This is [...]
Invasive Plant Identification, Removal and Control Strategies @ Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
Invasive Plant Identification, Removal and Control Strategies @ Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
Sep 13 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm Education Lectures & Workshops
Non-Member + $35.00Member + $35.00 All levels (co-sponsored with the Horticulture Certificate Program) This class will explore invasive plants, including their history and introduction [...]
Invasive Plant Identification, Removal and Control Strategies @ Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
Invasive Plant Identification, Removal and Control Strategies @ Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
Sep 13 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm Education Horticulture Certificate Program Level III
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 [...]
Pruning Shrubs and Small Ornamental Trees @ Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
Pruning Shrubs and Small Ornamental Trees @ Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
Sep 20 @ 9:30 am – 1:30 pm Education Lectures & Workshops
Non-Member + $35.00Member + $30.00 Wear waterproof outerwear and boots; bring pruners.  Autumn is a great time to assess your woody plants for shape [...]
Garden Wrap-Up @ Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
Garden Wrap-Up @ Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
Oct 2 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm Education Lectures & Workshops
Non-Member + $20.00Member + $15.00 Dress for outdoors. Assess the year’s gardening successes and failures, review the gardening events of the spring and summer [...]
Growing Inside and Out: Field Study of Smith College Arboretum and Lyman Conservatory @ offsite in Northampton, MA
Oct 15 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm Education Field Trips Lectures & Workshops
Non-Member + $40.00Member + $35.00 Participants can choose to carpool or drive separately. Those joining the carpool should meet in the parking lot at [...]
Building a Dry Stone Wall @ Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
Building a Dry Stone Wall @ Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
Oct 18 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm Education Lectures & Workshops
Non-Member + $85.00Member + $75.00 Rain date: Sunday, October 19, 9 am – 3 pm Dress for outdoor work and bring safety glasses, heavy [...]
Dutch Garden Designer Jacqueline van der Kloet: “Magical Mixes” @ Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
Dutch Garden Designer Jacqueline van der Kloet:  “Magical Mixes” @ Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
Oct 25 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm Education Featured Events Lectures & Workshops
Non-Member + $35.00Member + $30.00 Join Jacqueline van der Kloet for a talk on plant combinations in her garden designs. She will focus on [...]
Botanical Illustration: The Beauty of Pen and Ink Rendering @ Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
Botanical Illustration: The Beauty of Pen and Ink Rendering @ Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
Oct 29 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm Education Lectures & Workshops
Non-Member $300; Member $275 All levels (some knowledge of crow quill pen techniques is suggested) This class meets on Wednesday, Thursday & Friday, October 29, [...]
Landscape Design Clinic with Walt Cudnohufsky @ Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
Landscape Design Clinic with Walt Cudnohufsky @ Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
Nov 1 @ 9:30 am – 4:30 pm Education Field Trips Lectures & Workshops
$125 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 [...]
Chain Saw Safety and Operation for Homeowners @ Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
Chain Saw Safety and Operation for Homeowners @ Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
Nov 1 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm Education Lectures & Workshops
Non-Member + $27.00Member + $22.00 Dress for outdoors demonstration. Chain saws are powerful tools that can be intimidating to use. The importance of safe [...]
Growing Food in Thomas Jefferson’s Revolutionary Garden @ Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
Growing Food in Thomas Jefferson's Revolutionary Garden @ Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
Nov 2 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm Education Lectures & Workshops
Non-Member + $30.00Member + $25.00 Join Peter Hatch, Emeritus Director of Gardens and Grounds at  Monticello, for a journey into growing food in Thomas [...]
Rendering @ Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
Rendering @ Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
Nov 5 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm Education Level III D H
  Classes meet Wednesdays, 6-9pm, November 5 – December 17 (no class November 26). Rendering is a drawing skill necessary for communicating garden designs [...]
Making More Plants: Propagating Your Own Woody Plants @ Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
Making More Plants: Propagating Your Own Woody Plants @ Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
Nov 8 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm Education Lectures & Workshops
Non-Member + $40.00Member + $35.00 All levels, limited to 20 (materials fee of $10) Back by popular demand!  Join woody plant specialist Adam Wheeler [...]

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