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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!

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[...]
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[...]
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 High Line and Battery Park City @ Field trip - Bus will depart from Berkshire Botanical Garden promptly at 7:30
Sep 19 @ 7:30 am – 6:30 pm Field trip - Bus will depart from Berkshire Botanical Garden promptly at 7:30
This event is almost full.  To make a reservation, please call the Garden at 413.298.3926. Join the staff of the Berkshire Botanical Garden for a late summer visit to Battery Park City, located at the[...]
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[...]
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[...]
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[...]
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[...]
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[...]
Twin Maples Country Estate: Designing a Garden to Complement the House @ offsite
Jul 17 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm offsite
This class is full.  Please call 413.298.3926 for wait list information. Bring a bag lunch and dress for the weather. Participants can choose to carpool or drive separately. Those joining the carpool should meet in[...]
Woodworker's Guild Show
Jul 19 @ 10:00 am – Jul 20 @ 5:00 pm
The Beautiful Garden of Bunny Williams @ offsite
Aug 7 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm offsite
This class is full. Please call 413.298.3926 to inquire about the wait list. Bring a bag lunch and dress for the weather. Participants can choose to carpool or drive separately. Those joining the carpool should[...]
Dancing Flowers: The Gardens of Jacob's Pillow @ Offsite: Jacob's Pillow | Becket | Massachusetts | United States
Aug 14 @ 4:30 pm Offsite: Jacob's Pillow
Not only is Jacob’s Pillow one of the Berkshire’s most celebrated cultural institutions and famous dance festivals in the world, it is also home to an incredible display of  annual and perennial gardens. Join garden[...]
Garden Practicum  @ Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
Sep 2 @ 5:00 pm Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
Initial Fall Meeting, Tuesday,  Sept. 2, 5 pm The practicum complements classroom work through hands-on training in the garden. Work alongside garden staff practicing gardening techniques, usually beginning with a demonstration and instruction. Activities include[...]
Herbaceous Plants @ Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
Sep 2 @ 6:00 pm – Sep 2 @ 9:00 pm Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
Classes meet on Tuesdays, 6-9pm: September 2, 9, 16, 23, 2014. Learn about the basic herbaceous plants used in the garden setting including identification, planting, fertilizing, pest control and pruning.  Perennial selection will be the focus[...]
Late Summer Garden Beauty: Field Study to Hollister House & Brush Hill Gardens @ offsite in Washington, CT
Sep 4 @ 10:00 am – 1:30 pm offsite in Washington, CT
  This class is near capacity. To register, please call the Garden at 413.298.3926. Bring a bagged lunch. Participants can choose to carpool or drive separately. Those joining the carpool should meet in the parking[...]
Native Plant Selection and Identification (Herbaceous and Woody)  @ Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
Sep 11 @ 6:00 pm – Sep 11 @ 9:00 pm Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
Classes meet on Thursdays, September 11 & 18 and October 2 & 9, at 6-9pm and on Saturday, September 27, 10am – 1pm. This is a survey plant identification class covering horticultural significant North American native[...]
Invasive Plant Identification, Removal and Control Strategies @ Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
Sep 13 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
This class will explore invasive plants, including their history and introduction intentionally or otherwise into Eastern North America. Learn how these species cause biochemical changes that affect soil microbes, which in turn cause major shifts[...]
Drafting for Garden Design @ Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
Sep 15 @ 6:00 pm – Sep 15 @ 9:00 pm Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
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 working in garden planning and design. Learn basic drafting skills necessary[...]
Ornamental Woody Plants   @ Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
Sep 30 @ 5:00 pm – Sep 30 @ 8:00 pm Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
Classes meet on Tuesdays, 5-8pm: September 30, October 7, 14, 21, 2014. Please note time change. Focus on the bones of the garden with a survey of ornamental woody plants for residential landscape design. This course[...]
Harvest Festival @ Berkshire Botanical Garden | West Stockbridge | Massachusetts | United States
Oct 11 @ 10:00 am – Oct 12 @ 5:00 pm Berkshire Botanical Garden
About the Festival For generations the Harvest Festival has been a cherished tradition in the Berkshires. It is one of the largest and longest running events of its kind in the country with up to[...]
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 offsite in Northampton, MA
Participants can choose to carpool or drive separately. Those joining the carpool should meet in the parking lot at Berkshire Botanical Garden for a 9am departure. Carpool will return at approximately 3 pm. Program time in[...]
Plant Health Care @ Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
Oct 28 @ 6:00 pm – Oct 28 @ 9:00 pm Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
Classes meet on Tuesdays, 6-9pm: October 28, November 4, 11, 18, 2014. Look at factors that affect plant health care including insects, diseases, pathogens and abiotic influences.  Basic diagnostic techniques will be taught.  Learn to[...]
Landscape Design Clinic with Walt Cudnohufsky @ Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
Nov 1 @ 9:30 am – 4:30 pm Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
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 bag lunch. This fast-paced, information-saturated clinic will introduce design students, homeowners and[...]
Landscape Design Clinic: Introduction to a Coherent Process  @ Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
Nov 1 @ 9:30 am – 4:30 pm 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 the basic conceptual elements of a landscape master plan.  All attendees[...]
Designs on the Land – A Historical Perspective  @ Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
Nov 10 @ 6:00 pm – Nov 10 @ 9:00 pm Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
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 its earliest origins to modern times.  Explore the early gardens of[...]
Terrain for Garden Shoppers:Terrarium Demonstration and Shopping Experience @ offsite in Westport, CT
Nov 12 @ 10:30 am – 1:30 pm offsite in Westport, CT
Cost of lunch is not included in fee. 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.[...]
Extending the Season's Harvest: Growing Vegetables for Four Seasons @ Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
Nov 15 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
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 or high/low poly tunnels,[...]
Soil and Soil Amendments @ Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
Nov 25 @ 6:00 pm – Nov 25 @ 9:00 pm Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
Classes meet on Tuesdays, 6-9pm: November 25 and December 2, 9, 16, 2014. This course will explain how plant growth is affected by soils, from drainage to pH and nutrients. Learn how to evaluate soils,[...]

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