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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!

August 2014 – January 2015

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
This class is near capacity. Please call 413-298-3926 to register. This class meets on Thursday & Friday, August 21 & 22, 10 am – 4 pm. Bring [...]
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 [...]
RATATOUILLE – Free Outdoor Movie Series @ Berkshire Botanical Garden
RATATOUILLE - Free Outdoor Movie Series @ Berkshire Botanical Garden
FREE Family Movie Night! Our outdoor movie series continues on August 31st with the film Ratatouille – a film about a rat who longs to [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
Drafting for Garden Design @ Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
Drafting for Garden Design @ Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
Sep 15 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm Education Horticulture Certificate Program Level II
Classes meet Mondays, 6-9pm: September 15, 22, 29 and October 6, 13, 20, 27, 2014. This seven-week studio intensive is essential for students who anticipate [...]
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 $300Member $275 All levels (some knowledge of crow quill pen techniques is suggested) This class meets on Wednesday, Thursday & Friday, October 29, 30 [...]
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 [...]
Landscape Design Clinic: Introduction to a Coherent Process @ Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
Landscape Design Clinic: Introduction to a Coherent Process  @ 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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
Designs on the Land – A Historical Perspective @ Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
Designs on the Land – A Historical Perspective  @ Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
Nov 10 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm Education Horticulture Certificate Program Level II
Classes meet on Mondays, 6-9 pm: November 10, 17, 24 and December 1, 2014. This design course covers the history of landscape design from [...]
Terrain for Garden Shoppers:Terrarium Demonstration and Shopping Experience @ offsite in Westport, CT
Nov 12 @ 10:30 am – 1:30 pm Education Field Trips Lectures & Workshops
Non-Member + $45.00Member + $40.00 Cost of lunch is not included in fee. Participants can choose to carpool or drive separately. Those joining the [...]
Extending the Season’s Harvest: Growing Vegetables for Four Seasons @ offsite in Tyringham, MA
Nov 15 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm Education Lectures & Workshops
  $55 Lecture/offsite field study to Woven Roots Farm, Tyringham, MA  All levels (co-sponsored with Horticulture Certificate Program)  Learn how to extend the season’s harvest [...]
Listening to Songs: The Natural History of Birdsong @ Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
Listening to Songs: The Natural History of Birdsong @ Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
Nov 16 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm Education Lectures & Workshops
Non-Member + $10.00Member + $5.00 Do you ever wonder what the catbird is saying? Join Professor Bruce Byers for an introduction to the beauty [...]
The Gardener’s Friend: Groundcovers @ Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
The Gardener’s Friend: Groundcovers  @ Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
Nov 19 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm Education Lectures & Workshops
Non-Member + $20.00Member + $15.00 Although a modest group of plants, groundcovers are becoming increasingly more valuable to gardeners for their versatility and the [...]
Bark and Buds: Winter Identification of Trees and Shrubs @ Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
Bark and Buds: Winter Identification of Trees and Shrubs @ Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
Dec 13 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm Education Lectures & Workshops
Non-Member + $35.00Member + $30.00 Field study (held indoors)  Bring a bag lunch. Dress for limited outdoor fieldwork.  Discover the many plants that lend [...]
Landscape Design Clinic @ Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
Landscape Design Clinic  @ Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
Jan 14 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm Education Horticulture Certificate Program Level II
Classes meet on Wednesdays, 6-9pm: January 14, 21, 28; February 4, 11, 18, 25; March 4; and Saturday, March 14 (10am – 3pm). Learn skills [...]

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