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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!

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[...]
Northeast Wildflowers to Brighten Your Spring Garden @ Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
Apr 12 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
Learn about the importance of native wildflowers and how to bring them into the garden setting. Wildflowers brighten the New England woodlands in spring and are more than just a delight for the eye and[...]
Tomato Basics @ Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
Apr 12 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
This class is nearing capacity. Please call 413.298.3926 to register. This presentation is designed to help you understand the various types of tomatoes, the best time to start them from seed and when to set[...]
Setting Up a Beehive @ Center House at BBG
Apr 18 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm Center House at BBG
Please call 413.298.3926 to register. A list of suggested safety equipment is listed below although these items are not mandatory.  Join beekeeper Jan Johnson for step-by-step instruction and demonstration on setting up a beehive, beginning indoors with a[...]
Rejuvenating Shrubs: Lilacs, Weigela, Forsythia and More... @ offsite (location to be determined)
Apr 19 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm offsite (location to be determined)
This class is near capacity.  Please call the garden at 413.298.3926 to register. Participants should bring hand pruners and work gloves and dress for the weather. Is that old lilac refusing to flower? Spring is[...]
Transplanting Shrubs and Planting Small Ornamental Trees @ Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
Apr 26 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
Bring work gloves and dress for the weather. Learn by doing in this hands-on shrub and tree planting/transplanting workshop. All aspects of successful planting will be demonstrated, and participants will assist in transplanting a multi-stem[...]
Drifts of Daffodils @ offsite
Apr 26 @ 10:30 am – 1:00 pm offsite
This class is nearing capacity.  Please call 413.298.3926 for availability. Participants can choose to carpool or drive separately. Those joining the carpool should meet in the parking lot at Berkshire Botanical Garden for a 9:45[...]
Stars of the Garden: Small Flowering Trees
May 1 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Consider the showgirls of the garden, the small flowering trees. At a perfect time for planting, join Elisabeth Cary for a comprehensive tour of hardy trees under 30 feet tall. Each selection will be discussed[...]
World of Peonies @ Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
May 3 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
Select peonies will be available for sale. Gardeners have always loved peonies but recently have refocused their interest on the genus Paeonia. With new availability of woodland peonies, tree (suffruticosa) peonies and the explosion of[...]
Pine Hollow Arboretum Study Tour @ Pine Hollow Arboretum | Slingerlands | New York | United States
May 8 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm Pine Hollow Arboretum
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 am departure. Carpool will return at approximately 1 pm. For[...]
Saying It with Flowers @ Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
May 15 @ 6:00 pm Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
Space is limited and reservations are required. Call 413-298-3926. From the symbolic flower in Piero della Francesca’s Virgin and Child Enthroned with Four Angels to Moss Roses in a Vase by Édouard Manet and Peonies[...]
Annual Spring Trip: Down and Dirty in Rhode Island @ offsite
May 22 @ 7:30 am – 6:30 pm offsite
This trip has neared capacity.  To reserve your space call the Garden at 413.298.3926. Dress for the weather, bring a bag lunch and wear comfortable, sturdy footwear. Those wishing to order the take-out meal of fish[...]
Yoga in the Garden
Jun 3 @ 5:15 pm – 6:15 pm
Free for Garden Members, $10 for Nonmembers Bring your Yoga mats, water, a towel and be ready to clear you mind at our new Yoga in the Garden series starting this Tuesday. This is a[...]
The Especially Fragrant Garden of Page Dickey: Shrub Roses and More... @ North Salem, NY
Jun 4 @ 10:30 am – 1:30 pm North Salem, NY
Participants can choose to carpool or drive separately. Those joining the carpool should meet in the parking lot at Berkshire Botanical Garden for an 8:30 am departure. Carpool will return at approximately 3:30 pm. Join[...]
Amazing Trees @ Berkshire Botanical Garden
Jun 5 @ 10:00 am Berkshire Botanical Garden
 Space is limited and reservations are required. Call 413-298-3926. Tour the grounds of Berkshire Botanical Garden, view the exceptional tree collection and learn about these gentle giants and the importance of shade trees in the[...]

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