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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!

Botanical Watercolor Painting with Carol Woodin @ Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
Aug 21 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
This class is near capacity. Please call 413-298-3926 to register. This class meets on Thursday & Friday, August 21 & 22, 10 am – 4 pm. Bring a bag lunch. Materials list is here. Gain confidence and[...]
The Fabulous Snakes of Berkshire County: Professor Tom Tyning, Reptile Expert @ Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
Aug 22 @ 11:00 am Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
This program is designed for all ages and highlights some of the least known and most fascinating animals of our backyard. The illustrated talk will include methods of identifying snakes, a bit about their biology,[...]
Yoga in the Garden
Aug 26 @ 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[...]
CANCELED: RATATOUILLE - Free Outdoor Movie Series @ Berkshire Botanical Garden
Aug 31 @ 7:00 pm – Aug 31 @ 10:00 pm Berkshire Botanical Garden
Unfortunately, this event has been canceled.  Please excuse any inconvenience this may have caused.  Thank you! FREE Family Movie Night! Our outdoor movie series continues on August 31st with the film Ratatouille – a film[...]
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[...]
Yoga in the Garden
Sep 2 @ 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[...]
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[...]
Yoga in the Garden
Sep 9 @ 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[...]
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
All levels (co-sponsored with the Horticulture Certificate Program) 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[...]
Yoga in the Garden
Sep 16 @ 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[...]
Pruning Shrubs and Small Ornamental Trees @ Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
Sep 20 @ 9:30 am – 1:30 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,[...]
Yoga in the Garden
Sep 23 @ 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[...]
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[...]
Yoga in the Garden
Sep 30 @ 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[...]
Garden Wrap-Up @ Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
Oct 2 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
Dress for outdoors. Assess the year’s gardening successes and failures, review the gardening events of the spring and summer and begin planning for next season. Consider winter interest in the garden and understand when to[...]
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[...]
Building a Dry Stone Wall @ Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
Oct 18 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
Rain date: Sunday, October 19, 9 am – 3 pm Dress for outdoor work and bring safety glasses, heavy gloves, sturdy, waterproof footwear and a bag lunch. This hands-on program will cover the basics of[...]
Dutch Garden Designer Jacqueline van der Kloet:  “Magical Mixes” @ Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
Oct 25 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
Join Jacqueline van der Kloet for a talk on plant combinations in her garden designs. She will focus on how she combines bulbs, perennials, flowering shrubs and trees in a naturalistic garden style. Using a[...]
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[...]
Botanical Illustration: The Beauty of Pen and Ink Rendering @ Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
Oct 29 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
All levels (some knowledge of crow quill pen techniques is suggested) This class meets on Wednesday, Thursday & Friday, October 29, 30 & 31, 10 am – 4 pm. Bring a bag lunch. Materials list available here.[...]
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[...]
Chain Saw Safety and Operation for Homeowners @ Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
Nov 1 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
Dress for outdoors demonstration. Chain saws are powerful tools that can be intimidating to use. The importance of safe operation of this dangerous machine cannot be stressed enough. Learn the correct way to safely operate,[...]
Growing Food in Thomas Jefferson's Revolutionary Garden @ Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
Nov 2 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
Join Peter Hatch, Emeritus Director of Gardens and Grounds at  Monticello, for a journey into growing food in Thomas Jefferson’s 1,000-foot-long vegetable and 7-acre fruit garden. Learn about this revolutionary garden and Jefferson’s profound legacy[...]
Making More Plants: Propagating Your Own Woody Plants @ Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
Nov 8 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
This class is near capacity – please call 413.298.3926 for more info. All levels, limited to 20 (materials fee of $10) Back by popular demand!  Join woody plant specialist Adam Wheeler of Broken Arrow Nursery[...]
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 @ offsite in Tyringham, MA
Nov 15 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm offsite in Tyringham, MA
  Lecture/offsite field study to Woven Roots Farm, Tyringham, MA  All levels (co-sponsored with Horticulture Certificate Program)  Learn how to extend the season’s harvest to enjoy your own garden greens throughout the late fall and[...]
Listening to Songs: The Natural History of Birdsong @ Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
Nov 16 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
Do you ever wonder what the catbird is saying? Join Professor Bruce Byers for an introduction to the beauty and complexity of songbird singing. Learn about some of the discoveries that scientists who study birdsong[...]
The Gardener’s Friend: Groundcovers  @ Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
Nov 19 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
Although a modest group of plants, groundcovers are becoming increasingly more valuable to gardeners for their versatility and the role they play in lowering garden maintenance. Selecting the right groundcover can be tricky. Some are[...]

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