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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!

Building A Dry Stone Wall @ Berkshire Botanical Garden
Apr 27 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm Berkshire Botanical Garden
  This hands-on program will cover the basics of dry stone wall building, including planning and layout and demonstrations on cutting and fitting. The morning will consist of a lecture, a walk through the garden[...]
Transplanting Shrubs and Planting Small Ornamental Trees @ Berkshire Botanical Garden | Stockbridge | Massachusetts | United States
Apr 27 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm Berkshire Botanical Garden
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 shrub and planting a small tree. Learn how[...]
Not Your Grandmother's Peonies @ Berkshire Botanical Garden
May 2 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm Berkshire Botanical Garden
Consider the showgirls of the garden, herbaceous peonies. Elisabeth Cary will take students on a tour of some of the best herbaceous peonies, including some of the exceptional species, Paeonia japonica, or woodland peonies. Each[...]
Passion for Plants - Thursdays, May 2nd-16th 10am-Noon
May 2 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Join a study group taught by staff at the Berkshire Botanical Garden to consider plant groups of particular interest: herbaceous peonies, flowering shrubs of merit and the enormous genus of geraniums. Not Your Grandmother’s Peonies[...]
ATTENTION: Setting Up a Beehive: POSTPONED @ Offsite location:  Elisabeth Cary House | Sheffield | Massachusetts | United States
May 4 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm Offsite location: Elisabeth Cary House
Attention:  The date of this class has been delayed to an undetermined date due to an  delay in bee delivery.  Call the Garden for more details 413.298.3926. Join beekeeper Jan Johnson for step-by-step instruction and[...]
Opening Reception for Down to Earth:  Architects Redesign the Potting Shed @ Berkshire Botanical Garden | Stockbridge | Massachusetts | United States
May 4 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm Berkshire Botanical Garden
This year, we’ve invited six architects to the Garden to give us their artistic interpretation of the Potting Shed.  The exhibit will run from May 5th through Columbus day, with an opening reception and cocktail[...]
Flowering Shrubs to Grow at Home @ Berkshire Botanical Garden
May 9 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm Berkshire Botanical Garden
Longing for that special hydrangea? Remember that sweet shrub your grandmother had? Learn about the amazing variety of flowering shrubs – both native and non-native – available for the home landscape. Take a tour of[...]
The Land of Geraniums @ Berkshire Botanical Garden
May 16 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm Berkshire Botanical Garden
Although a modest group of plants, geraniums serve a wide range of purposes in the garden. As ground covers for both sun and shade, these flowering warriors of the garden sprawl and tumble throughout the[...]
Homeowners' Landscape Design Clinic with Walt Cudnohufsky
May 18 @ 9:30 am – 4:30 pm
  This fast-paced, information-saturated clinic will focus on several selected homes of workshop participants for either an in-class presentation or site visit. An active discussion format will focus on common design principles. Problem-solving, conceptualizing a[...]
Contained:  The Art of Planting Pots @ Berkshire Botanical Garden | Stockbridge | Massachusetts | United States
May 18 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm Berkshire Botanical Garden
This program covers all aspects of container gardening, including soil preparation, plant and pot selection, fertilization and seasonal maintenance. Consider aesthetic concepts when using pots and also how to keep your containers and potted plants[...]
New Approaches to Supporting Local Farmers @ Berkshire Botanical Garden Education Center | West Stockbridge | Massachusetts | United States
May 22 @ 7:00 pm – May 22 @ 9:00 pm Berkshire Botanical Garden Education Center
Berkshire Botanical Garden and Berkshire Grown are co-sponsoring this evening presentation and discussion. Join Carol Peppe Hewitt, author of Financing our Foodshed: Growing Local Food with Slow Money, and Dorothy Suput, founder and executive director[...]
Brooklyn Botanic Garden Annual Garden Tour @ Brooklyn Botanic Garden | New York | New York | United States
May 23 @ 7:30 am – 6:30 pm Brooklyn Botanic Garden
Please call the Garden to purchase tickets for this event as we are close to capacity.  413.298.3926 Join the Berkshire Botanical Garden staff for a day-long adventure to the other BBG: Brooklyn Botanic Garden. This[...]
Opening Reception for Rare Earth: Garden Pots as Sculpture @ Berkshire Botanical Garden | Stockbridge | Massachusetts | United States
May 25 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm Berkshire Botanical Garden
Curated by Joyce Nereaux, who presented exhibitions of birdhouses in 2008 and benches in 2010, Rare Earth:  Garden Pots as Sculpture displays the work of Mark Hewitt in creating a wide variety of magnificent, huge[...]
Amazing Trees @ Berkshire Botanical Garden | Stockbridge | Massachusetts | United States
Jun 6 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am Berkshire Botanical Garden
Tour the grounds of Berkshire Botanical Garden, view the exceptional tree collection and learn about these gentle giants and their importance in the landscape. Continue the tour at Tanglewood Music Festival, summer home of the[...]
Tasting Terroir:  A Story of Earth, Wine and Human Hope @ Berkshire Botanical Garden | Stockbridge | Massachusetts | United States
Jun 8 @ 4:00 pm Berkshire Botanical Garden
Consider the role of terroir throughout the history of wine.While highlighting the essential role of earth in the terroir that many people believe characterizes fine wine, author Paul Lukacsand wine merchant Jim Nejaimewill present a[...]
At Home in a Potager Garden @ Offsite Location.  Carpool to site from BBG
Jun 15 @ 9:30 am – 12:30 pm Offsite Location. Carpool to site from BBG
  Growing food at home in a beautifully designed potager garden is a combination of the best of both gardening worlds: utility and beauty. Visit a garden homestead with a focus on growing food, flowers[...]
Native Knowledge:  Learning about Native Plants at Nasami Farm @ Meet at Berkshire Botanical Garden.  Carpool to site.
Jun 20 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm Meet at Berkshire Botanical Garden. Carpool to site.
  Explore one of New England’s best native plant nurseries: Nasami Farm, the native plant nursery and sanctuary of New England Wild Flower Society, located on 75 acres in Whately, Massachusetts.  The staff at Nasami[...]
The Garden In Watercolors Session I: En Plein Air Watercolor Painting in the Summer Garden @ Berkshire Botanical Garden | Stockbridge | Massachusetts | United States
Jul 8 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm Berkshire Botanical Garden
This is a series of four class sessions held on consecutive Mondays, July 8, 15, 22 and 29. You can register for the whole series or, alternatively, sign up for any number of individual classes[...]
Collecting Woody Plants @ Berkshire Botanical Garden | Stockbridge | Massachusetts | United States
Jul 11 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm Berkshire Botanical Garden
Longing for that special hydrangea? Learn how to propagate easy-to-grow shrubs and trees. This workshop will cover how to collect, prepare and propagate shrubs and trees from softwood cuttings. Set at a great time of[...]
The Garden In Watercolors Session I: En Plein Air Watercolor Painting in the Summer Garden @ Berkshire Botanical Garden | Stockbridge | Massachusetts | United States
Jul 15 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm Berkshire Botanical Garden
This is one in a series of four class sessions held on consecutive Mondays, July 8, 15, 22 and 29. You can register for the whole series or, alternatively, sign up for this class or[...]
Meadow Gardening at its Very Best @ Berkshire Botanical Garden | Stockbridge | Massachusetts | United States
Jul 18 @ 9:30 am – 12:30 pm Berkshire Botanical Garden
To register for this class, please call the Garden as we are nearing capacity. This field study will give participants an in-depth look at an exceptional ten-year-old New England meadow, designed by meadow expert Larry[...]
The Garden In Watercolors Session I: En Plein Air Watercolor Painting in the Summer Garden @ Berkshire Botanical Garden | Stockbridge | Massachusetts | United States
Jul 22 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm Berkshire Botanical Garden
This is one in a series of four class sessions held on consecutive Mondays, July 8, 15, 22 and 29. You can register for the whole series or, alternatively, sign up for this class or[...]
The Garden In Watercolors Session I: En Plein Air Watercolor Painting in the Summer Garden @ Berkshire Botanical Garden | Stockbridge | Massachusetts | United States
Jul 29 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm Berkshire Botanical Garden
This is one in a series of four class sessions held on consecutive Mondays, July 8, 15, 22 and 29. You can register for the whole series or, alternatively, sign up for this class or[...]
Landscape Painting with John MacDonald - Oils or Acrylics @ Berkshire Botanical Garden | Stockbridge | Massachusetts | United States
Aug 1 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm Berkshire Botanical Garden
This two-day intensive painting workshop will focus on using the essentials of painting – composition, value, color and edges – to create strong landscapes. We’ll look at different approaches and painting styles with the goal[...]
Landscape Painting with John MacDonald - Oils or Acrylics @ Berkshire Botanical Garden | Stockbridge | Massachusetts | United States
Aug 2 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm Berkshire Botanical Garden
This two-day intensive painting workshop will focus on using the essentials of painting – composition, value, color and edges – to create strong landscapes. We’ll look at different approaches and painting styles with the goal[...]
The Garden in Watercolors Session II:  En Plein Air Watercolor Painting in the Summer Garden @ Berkshire Botanical Garden | Stockbridge | Massachusetts | United States
Aug 5 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm Berkshire Botanical Garden
This is a series of four class sessions held on consecutive Mondays, August 5, 12, 19 and 26. You can register for the whole series or, alternatively, sign up for any number of individual classes[...]
Private Edens:  Beautiful Country Gardens @ Berkshire Botanical Garden | West Stockbridge | Massachusetts | United States
Aug 7 @ 4:00 pm Berkshire Botanical Garden
[Please call the Garden at 413-298-3926 to register for this class.] Private country paradises marry the artistry of man with the beauty of nature. Join garden designer Jack Staub on a visual garden tour through[...]
Family Fridays - Birds of Prey - Tom Ricardi, Wildlife Rehabillitator @ Berkshire Botanical Garden | Stockbridge | Massachusetts | United States
Aug 9 @ 10:30 am Berkshire Botanical Garden
Our popular Family Fridays are back! Meet the feathered, hairy and scaly creatures that live near and far.  Family Friday programs are for children and adults, open to all, and free with paid admission to[...]
Contained Exuberance:  Walk About Tour @ Berkshire Botanical Garden
Aug 10 @ 11:00 am Berkshire Botanical Garden
Each year we bring together some of the region’s most talented designers and invite them to create individual container gardens that we display in an exhibit we like to call Contained Exuberance.  Tucked away in[...]
The Garden in Watercolors Session II:  En Plein Air Watercolor Painting in the Summer Garden @ Berkshire Botanical Garden | Stockbridge | Massachusetts | United States
Aug 12 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm Berkshire Botanical Garden
This is one in a series of four class sessions held on consecutive Mondays, August 5, 12, 19 and 26. You can register for the whole series or, alternatively, sign up for this class or[...]

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