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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!

Planting Plan Design Studio @ Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
Oct 24 @ 6:00 pm – Oct 24 @ 9:00 pm Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
Classes meet on Thursdays, 6-9pm: October 24, 31; November 7, 14, 21, 28; December 5, 12, 19. Learn how to design a planting plan for private and public garden spaces.  Explore the manipulation of space by[...]
Pruning Shrubs and Small Ornamental Trees @ Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
Oct 26 @ 9:30 am – 12:30 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,[...]
Hedgerows and Windbreaks for Farm, Garden & Home Landscapes @ Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
Oct 26 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
Dress for weather. Field, garden and farm edges are often overlooked and considered a management headache. However, at the edges there are many opportunities. Well designed hedgerows are important multi-functional spaces. We will focus on[...]
Why Grow That When You Can Grow This? Timber Press Author, Andrew Keys @ Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
Nov 9 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
Much like high school, the garden is a popularity contest, and as gardeners, we tend to be as sentimental about plants as we are about our school days. What to do when the prom queen[...]
Bring Nature into the Garden @ Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
Nov 16 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
Join landscape designer Bridghe McCracken for a detailed program on how to create a biodiverse garden habitat for birds, bees, butterflies, bats and dragonflies—good for both the garden and the gardener. This program will give[...]
Construct a Fairy House or Gnome Home! @ Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
Nov 16 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
This class has been cancelled and will be rescheduled for a future date.  Please call the Garden at 413.298.3926 for more info. All materials included in cost of workshop. Bring a plug-in hot glue gun[...]
Wreaths from the Wild @ Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
Dec 4 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
We’re sorry for any inconvenience, but due to the teacher of this course being called to jury duty, this class has been cancelled. Bring pruners and gloves. Materials included in cost of class. Create a[...]
Holiday Marketplace Cocktail Party @ Exhibit Hall at the Berkshire Botanical Garden | Stockbridge | Massachusetts | United States
Dec 6 @ 5:00 pm – Dec 6 @ 8:00 pm Exhibit Hall at the Berkshire Botanical Garden
It’s the kick-off event of the Holiday Season!  Join us Friday night, December the 6th, as we welcome winter and kick off our annual Holiday Marketplace.  Each year we turn our exhibit hall into a[...]
Beekeeping for Gardeners @ Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
Jan 4 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
Bees can be ordered from Dan so that participants can start a hive in the spring.  Learn how to start a honeybee colony, the seasonal management required to keep a healthy hive of bees and[...]
Small-Space Garden Solutions @ Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
Jan 11 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
Sign up for both classes on January 11 and receive a 10% discount!  Small Space Garden Solutions + Annuals: Gardening with Color When space and time are limited, you need the best performing plants for[...]
Annuals: Gardening with Color @ Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
Jan 11 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
Sign up for both classes on January 11 and receive a 10% discount:  Annuals: Gardening w/ Color + Small Space Garden Solutions  The grounds at Mohonk Mountain House are known for colorful gardens during spring, summer[...]
Passion for Plants—Study Group: Perennial Spring Uprising @ Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
Jan 15 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
Join a study group at the Berkshire Botanical Garden to consider plant groups of particular interest to the staff. Look first at new and unusual spring and early summer perennials (January 15). The following week[...]
Passion for Plants—Study Group: Small, Green and Beautiful: Conifers for Small Gardens @ Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
Jan 22 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
Join a study group at the Berkshire Botanical Garden to consider plant groups of particular interest to the staff. Look first at new and unusual spring and early summer perennials (January 15). The following week[...]
Working with Wood: Build Your Own Double Paddle Canoe @ Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
Jan 24 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
This is a two-weekend, hands-on workshop that meets on: Friday, January 24, 4 – 6 pm; Saturday & Sunday, January 25 & 26, 9 am – 5 pm; Friday, January 31, 4 – 6 pm;[...]
Extending the Season’s Harvest: Growing Vegetables for Four Seasons (II) @ Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
Jan 25 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
Bring a bag lunch.  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[...]
Passion for Plants—Study Group: Beyond Lilies: Summer and Fall Bulbs @ Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
Jan 29 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
Join a study group at the Berkshire Botanical Garden to consider plant groups of particular interest to the staff. Look first at new and unusual spring and early summer perennials (January 15). The following week[...]
Grow More with Less @ Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
Feb 1 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
Sign up for both programs on February 1 and receive a 10% discount:  Grow More With Less + New and Exciting Trees and Shrubs Join Director of Planting Fields Arboretum, Vincent Simeone, for an in-depth[...]
New and Exciting Trees and Shrubs for the Forward-Thinking Gardener @ Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
Feb 1 @ 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
Sign up for both programs on February 1 and receive a 10% discount:  New and Exciting Trees and Shrubs + Growing More for Less In this afternoon lecture, Vincent Simeone will share his thoughts on[...]
Permaculture @ Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
Feb 6 @ 6:00 pm – Feb 6 @ 9:00 pm Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
Classes meet on Thursdays, 6-9pm: February 6, 13, 20, 27, 2014. Permaculture is multi-disciplinary approach to designing and maintaining productive, regenerative human ecosystems. In this class, students will gain the framework and information to design, build[...]
Winter Lecture @ Monument Mountain High School | Great Barrington | Massachusetts | United States
Feb 8 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm Monument Mountain High School
Online registration for this event is now closed.  Tickets may be purchased at the door starting at 1pm on Saturday, February 8th.  Hope to see you there!   The Berkshire Botanical Garden is honored to[...]
Seed-A-Thon @ Berkshire Botanical Garden - Center House | Frankfort | Indiana | United States
Feb 12 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm Berkshire Botanical Garden - Center House
Please RSVP to this event by calling 413.298.3926.  There is no charge, we just want an idea of who’s coming!  This event will be held in the Center House on the grounds of the Berkshire[...]
Bark and Buds: Winter Identification of Trees and Shrubs @ Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
Feb 15 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
Bring bagged lunch. Dress for limited outdoor fieldwork.  Discover the many plants that lend bark, buds, fruit and structural interest to the garden in fall and winter. Develop or enhance your ability to identify winter[...]
Ginkgo: The Tree That Time Forgot @ Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
Feb 22 @ 11:00 am Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
Registration for this event is now closed.  Walk-ins can not be accommodated. Join Sir Peter Crane for a discussion of his latest book, Ginkgo: The Tree That Time Forgot. He will share insights on the[...]
Beatrix Potter's Gardening Life @ Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
Mar 2 @ 1:00 pm Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
This lecture is not just for gardeners but for those who know and cherish Beatrix Potter and her classic tales. Her characters exist in a charmed world filled with flowers and gardens, a world born[...]
The Wonderful World of Maples @ Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
Mar 8 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
Sign up for both classes on March 8 and receive a 10% discount:  The Wonderful World of Maples + Woodland Treasures Join horticulturalist Kevin Wilcox for an in depth look at Maples: the genus Acer.  He[...]
Woodland Treasures @ Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
Mar 8 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
Sign up for both classes on March 8 and receive a 10% discount:  Woodland Treasures + The Wonderful World of Maples Learn about the beautiful woodland plants grown by John Lonsdale from Edgewood Gardens, his[...]
The Garden at Night: A Photographic Journey... @ Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
Mar 15 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
This class has been cancelled.  For more information call the Garden at 413.298.3926. Join the fascinating world of Linda Rutenburg, Canadian photographer and gardener, as she shares her five-year project in the US, Canada and[...]
Botanicals with Quill Pen and Ink @ Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
Mar 19 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
  This is a three-day workshop that meets on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, March 19, 20 and 21, 10am – 4pm. Bring a bag lunch. Materials list available here. Learn the art of beautiful pen-and-ink[...]
Pruning for Fruit Production: Pome and Stone Fruit Trees @ offsite
Mar 29 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm offsite
This class is full.  To be added to the wait list, please call the Garden at 413.298.3926 Participants should dress warmly and bring pruners and a bag lunch. Directions available here. Snow date: March 30.[...]
Ready, Set, Grow! An Expert's Guide to Growing Vegetables and Annuals @ Left Field Farm, Middlefield, MA
Apr 5 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm Left Field Farm, Middlefield, MA
This class is near capacity.  Please call 413.298.3926 to register. Participants can choose to carpool or drive separately. Those joining the carpool should meet in the parking lot at Berkshire Botanical Garden for a 9[...]

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