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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!

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[...]
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[...]
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
Unfortunately, this trip has been cancelled.  We apologize for any inconvenience. Join mad garden shopper Elisabeth Cary for a trip to the newly opened, fabulous garden/lifestyle store, Terrain, located in Westport, CT. The brain-child of[...]
Botany for Gardeners @ Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
Jan 6 @ 6:00 pm – Jan 6 @ 9:00 pm Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
Classes meet on Tuesdays, 6-9 pm: January 6,  13, 20, 27, 2015. This is a beginning course in plant anatomy and physiology that covers a wide range of topics.  The relationship between structure and function of[...]
Sustainable Landscape Care & Garden Maintenance @ Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
Feb 3 @ 6:00 pm – Feb 3 @ 9:00 pm Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
Classes meet on Tuesdays, 6-9pm: February 3, 10, 17, 24, 2015. Learn about the maintenance considerations that should be integrated into the design process.  Students’ horticultural knowledge will expand to factor sustainable maintenance concerns with cost[...]
Landscape Design I @ Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
Mar 2 @ 6:00 pm – Mar 2 @ 9:00 pm Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
Classes meet on Mondays, 6-9 pm: March 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, 2015. Focus on the “big picture” and learn the principles of design, importance of drainage, and view slides of both successful and troubled landscapes. [...]
Pruning for Fruit Production: Pome and Stone Fruit Trees @ offsite
Apr 18 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm offsite
The date of this class has been rescheduled to Saturday April 18. Participants should dress warmly and bring pruners and a bag lunch. Directions available upon registration This demonstration/workshop will focus on the specifics of pruning stone and[...]
Magnolias and More...Flowering Trees and Shrubs at Broken Arrow Nursery @ Offsite
Apr 30 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm Offsite
Participants can choose to carpool or drive separately. Those joining the carpool should meet in the parking lot at Berkshire Botanical Garden for an 8:15 departure. Directions are here. Join woody-plant guru Adam Wheeler for a[...]
Field Study to Bartholemew’s Cobble: Wildflowers and Ferns at Their Spring Best @ Offsite: Sheffield, MA
May 6 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm Offsite: Sheffield, MA
Participants should meet in the parking lot of Bartholomew’s Cobble, Sheffield, MA. Click here for directions. Join ecologist and plant geek Drew Monthie for a plant walk and talk at Bartholomew’s Cobble, a Trustees of[...]
Frida Kahlo: Art, Garden, Life Exhibition at New York Botanical Garden @ Offsite: Bronx, NY
May 21 @ 8:00 am – 6:30 pm Offsite: Bronx, NY
This program is fully enrolled. Coach bus leaves Berkshire Botanical Garden promptly at 8am. Bring a bag lunch and dress for the weather: comfortable, sturdy footwear and warm, waterproof outerwear, umbrella. Join staff from the[...]
Ashintully Garden – From a Designer’s View @ Offsite in Tyringham, MA
Jun 3 @ 9:30 am – 12:30 pm Offsite in Tyringham, MA
Dress for outdoors with sturdy walking shoes. Ashintully, the name given to the original 1,000-acre estate be- longing to Egyptologist Robb de Peyster Tytus, is located in Tryringham, MA. The garden wasa gift of John[...]
The Curated Garden: Garden Obsessions in the Northwest Corner of Connecticut @ Offsite: northwest CT
Jun 11 @ 10:00 am – 2:30 pm Offsite: northwest CT
This field trip is filled to capacity. 10 am – 2:30 pm is the time onsite in the northwest corner of CT. Participants can choose to carpool or drive separately. Those joining the carpool should meet[...]
Exploring Gardens in the Hudson Valley: The Climbery and the Garden at Bellefield @ Offsite in Hyde Park and Livingston, NY
Jun 18 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm Offsite in Hyde Park and Livingston, NY
This class is fully enrolled.  Call for waitlist. 413 298 3926 ext.10 Participants can choose to carpool or drive separately. Click here for directions. Those joining the carpool should meet in the parking lot at[...]
Hosta, Japanese Maples and Dwarf Conifers: Collectors’ Plants for the Garden Obsessed @ Offsite in Granby, CT
Jul 9 @ 10:00 am – 1:30 pm Offsite in Granby, CT
Participants can choose to carpool or drive separately. Click here for directions Those joining the carpool should meet in the parking lot at Berkshire Botanical Garden for an 8:30 am departure. Time onsite in Granby, CT,[...]
The Clark: Landscape and Sustainability - 10am session @ Offsite at The Clark, Williamstown, MA
Jul 23 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm Offsite at The Clark, Williamstown, MA
The morning program is fully enrolled.  Please sign up for the afternoon session.   Join Matthew Noyes, horticulturist and grounds manager at The Clark for an exploration of the new museum campus and sustain- ability[...]
The Clark: Landscape and Sustainability - 2pm session @ Offsite at The Clark, Williamstown, MA
Jul 23 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm Offsite at The Clark, Williamstown, MA
The afternoon session of this field trip starts at 2 pm. The program is free to members of BBG (registration required). Limited enrollment. The Clark will offer a 50% discount on their admission price on this day[...]
Quaker Hill Native Plant Garden Study Tour: Native Plant Communities & Waterworks @ Offsite in Pawling, NY
Jul 29 @ 9:30 am – 1:00 pm Offsite in Pawling, NY
Time onsite in Pawling, NY:  9:30 am – 1 pm Bring a bag lunch and dress for the weather. Participants can choose to carpool or drive separately (directions at www.berkshirebotanical.org). Those joining the carpool should meet[...]
Restoring the Natural Landscape: A Case-Study Approach @ Offsite in Spencertown, NY
Aug 6 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm Offsite in Spencertown, NY
Time onsite in Spencertown, NY: 9 am – 2 pm Directions will be provided upon registration. Refreshments provided onsite. Join a landowner, landscape designer and gardener for an in-depth look at a property in Spencertown, NY,[...]
Garden Practicum (required) @ Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
Sep 8 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
Initial Fall Meeting, Tuesday, Sept. 8, 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 I (required) @ Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
Sep 8 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
Classes meet on Tuesdays, September 8, 15, 29 and Thursday, September 24, 2015, all from 6-9pm. Learn about the basic herbaceous plants used in the garden setting including identification, planting, fertilizing, pest control and pruning.  Perennial selection[...]
An Insider’s Walk Through Olana: Foreground, Middleground and the Viewshed @ Olana State Historic Site, Hudson, NY
Sep 24 @ 10:00 am – 12:30 pm Olana State Historic Site, Hudson, NY
10 am- 12:30 pm is the time onsite at Olana. Bring a bag lunch and dress for weather. Participants can choose to carpool or drive separately. Those joining the carpool should meet in the parking lot[...]
Whole Landscape Design @ Offsite in Pawling, NY
Oct 2 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm Offsite in Pawling, NY
This field study is co-enrolled with Horticulture Certificate Program.  10am – 1pm is the time onsite in Pawling, NY. Bring a bag lunch and dress for weather. Participants can choose to carpool or drive separately. Those[...]
Ornamental Woody Plants (required) @ Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
Oct 6 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
Classes meet on Tuesdays, 5-8pm: October 6, 13, 20 and on Saturday, 9am – noon, October 17, 2015.  Focus on the bones of the garden with a survey of ornamental woody plants for residential landscape design.[...]
Extending the Season’s Harvest Growing Vegetables for Four Seasons @ Offsite in Tyringham, MA
Oct 14 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm Offsite in Tyringham, MA
Lecture/offsite field study to Woven Roots Farm, Tyringham, MA (co-enrolled with Horticulture Certificate Program) Learn how to extend the season’s harvest to enjoy your own garden greens throughout the late fall and early spring months.[...]
Soil and Soil Amendments (required) @ Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
Oct 27 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
Classes meet on Tuesdays, 6-9pm: October 27 – November 17, 2015. This course will explain how plant growth is affected by soils, from drainage to pH and nutrients. Learn how to evaluate soils, improve those[...]
The Arnold Arboretum’s Fall Fiery Display and a Special Tour of the Larz Anderson Bonsai Collection @ Offsite in Boston, MA
Oct 29 @ 8:00 am – 6:00 pm Offsite in Boston, MA
Offsite field trip (co-enrolled with Horticulture Certificate Program) Bring a bag lunch and dress for the weather. Bus will leave the BBG parking lot promptly at 8 am. Join staff from the BBG for a[...]
Landscape Design Clinic with Walt Cudnohufsky @ Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden and offsite
Nov 14 @ 9:30 am – 4:30 pm Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden and offsite
This workshop/traveling field study is co-enrolled with Horticulture Certificate Program. Dress for outdoors, wear waterproof footwear and bring a bag lunch. This fast-paced, information-saturated clinic will introduce design students, homeowners and others to opportunities to problem-[...]
Plant Health Care (required) @ Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
Nov 24 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
Classes meet on Tuesdays, 6-9pm: November 24 – December 15, 2015. Look at factors that affect plant health care including insects, diseases, pathogens and abiotic influences.  Basic diagnostic techniques will be taught.  Learn to minimize potential[...]
Landscape Design I (required) @ Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
Jan 5 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
Classes meet on Tuesdays, 6-9pm: January 5 – February 2, 2016. TUESDAYS, JANUARY 5 – FEBRUARY 2, 6 – 9 PM Focus on the “big picture” and learn the principles of design and importance of drainage,[...]
Sustainable Landscape Care & Garden Maintenance (required)  @ Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
Feb 9 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
Classes meet on Tuesdays, 6-9pm: February 9 – March 1, 2016. Learn about the maintenance considerations that should be integrated into the design process. Students’ horticultural knowledge will expand to factor sustainable maintenance concerns with cost[...]

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