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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[...]
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[...]
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[...]
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[...]
Yoga in the Garden
Jun 10 @ 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[...]
Yoga in the Garden
Jun 17 @ 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[...]
Seeing Flowers @ Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
Jun 18 @ 4:00 pm Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
We’ve all seen red roses, blue irises and yellow daffodils. But when we really look closely at a flower, whole new worlds of beauty and intricacy emerge. Join author Teri Dunn Chace for this illustrated[...]
Wild Harvest: Sharing Mother Nature's Bounty  Edible and Medicinal Field Study @ Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
Jun 21 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
Join herbalist Dina Falconi and explore the plants of the gardens, meadows and woodland edges of the Berkshire Botanical Garden. Learn to identify these plants using basic sensory skills, and discover how they are used[...]
Yoga in the Garden
Jun 24 @ 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[...]
Opening Reception for Windswept @ Berkshire Botanical Garden
Jun 27 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm Berkshire Botanical Garden
 
Yoga in the Garden
Jul 1 @ 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[...]
Yoga in the Garden
Jul 8 @ 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 Garden in Watercolors Session I: En Plein Air Watercolor Painting in the Summer Garden @ Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
Jul 9 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
  Classes meet on four Wednesdays, July 9 – 30, 10 am – 1 pm. Materials list is here. Seeing and painting the garden en plein air is the subject of this class. Students of all levels are[...]
Yoga in the Garden
Jul 15 @ 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[...]

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