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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!

October 2014 – March 2015

Dutch Garden Designer Jacqueline van der Kloet: “Magical Mixes” @ Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
Dutch Garden Designer Jacqueline van der Kloet:  “Magical Mixes” @ Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
Oct 25 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm Education Featured Events Lectures & Workshops
Non-Member + $35.00Member + $30.00 Join Jacqueline van der Kloet for a talk on plant combinations in her garden designs. She will focus on [...]
Plant Health Care @ Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
Plant Health Care @ Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
Oct 28 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm Education Horticulture Certificate Program Level I
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 [...]
Botanical Illustration: The Beauty of Pen and Ink Rendering @ Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
Botanical Illustration: The Beauty of Pen and Ink Rendering @ Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
Oct 29 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm Education Lectures & Workshops
Non-Member $300; Member $275 All levels (some knowledge of crow quill pen techniques is suggested) This class meets on Wednesday, Thursday & Friday, October 29, [...]
Landscape Design Clinic with Walt Cudnohufsky @ Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
Landscape Design Clinic with Walt Cudnohufsky @ Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
Nov 1 @ 9:30 am – 4:30 pm Education Field Trips Lectures & Workshops
$125 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 [...]
Landscape Design Clinic: Introduction to a Coherent Process @ Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
Landscape Design Clinic: Introduction to a Coherent Process  @ 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 [...]
Chain Saw Safety and Operation for Homeowners @ Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
Chain Saw Safety and Operation for Homeowners @ Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
Nov 1 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm Education Lectures & Workshops
Non-Member + $27.00Member + $22.00 Dress for outdoors demonstration. Chain saws are powerful tools that can be intimidating to use. The importance of safe [...]
Growing Food in Thomas Jefferson’s Revolutionary Garden @ Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
Growing Food in Thomas Jefferson's Revolutionary Garden @ Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
Nov 2 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm Education Lectures & Workshops
Non-Member + $30.00Member + $25.00 Join Peter Hatch, Emeritus Director of Gardens and Grounds at  Monticello, for a journey into growing food in Thomas [...]
Rendering @ Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
Rendering @ Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
Nov 5 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm Education Level III D H
  Classes meet Wednesdays, 6-9pm, November 5 – December 17 (no class November 26). Rendering is a drawing skill necessary for communicating garden designs [...]
Making More Plants: Propagating Your Own Woody Plants @ Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
Making More Plants: Propagating Your Own Woody Plants @ Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
Nov 8 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm Education Lectures & Workshops
Non-Member + $40.00Member + $35.00 All levels, limited to 20 (materials fee of $10) Back by popular demand!  Join woody plant specialist Adam Wheeler [...]
Designs on the Land – A Historical Perspective @ Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
Designs on the Land – A Historical Perspective  @ Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
Nov 10 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm Education Horticulture Certificate Program Level II
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 [...]
Terrain for Garden Shoppers:Terrarium Demonstration and Shopping Experience @ offsite in Westport, CT
Nov 12 @ 10:30 am – 1:30 pm Education Field Trips Lectures & Workshops
Non-Member + $45.00Member + $40.00 Cost of lunch is not included in fee. Participants can choose to carpool or drive separately. Those joining the [...]
Extending the Season’s Harvest: Growing Vegetables for Four Seasons @ Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
Extending the Season's Harvest: Growing Vegetables for Four Seasons @ 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 [...]
Extending the Season’s Harvest: Growing Vegetables for Four Seasons @ offsite in Tyringham, MA
Nov 15 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm Education Lectures & Workshops
  $55 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 [...]
Listening to Songs: The Natural History of Birdsong @ Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
Listening to Songs: The Natural History of Birdsong @ Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
Nov 16 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm Education Lectures & Workshops
Non-Member + $10.00Member + $5.00 Do you ever wonder what the catbird is saying? Join Professor Bruce Byers for an introduction to the beauty [...]
The Gardener’s Friend: Groundcovers @ Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
The Gardener’s Friend: Groundcovers  @ Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
Nov 19 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm Education Lectures & Workshops
Non-Member + $20.00Member + $15.00 Although a modest group of plants, groundcovers are becoming increasingly more valuable to gardeners for their versatility and the [...]
Soil and Soil Amendments @ Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
Soil and Soil Amendments @ Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
Nov 25 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm Education Horticulture Certificate Program Level I
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, [...]
Bark and Buds: Winter Identification of Trees and Shrubs @ Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
Bark and Buds: Winter Identification of Trees and Shrubs @ Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
Dec 13 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm Education Lectures & Workshops
Non-Member + $35.00Member + $30.00 Field study (held indoors)  Bring a bag lunch. Dress for limited outdoor fieldwork.  Discover the many plants that lend [...]
Botany for Gardeners @ Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
Botany for Gardeners @ Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
Jan 6 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm Education Horticulture Certificate Program Level I
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 [...]
Landscape Design Clinic @ Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
Landscape Design Clinic  @ Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
Jan 14 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm Education Horticulture Certificate Program Level II
Classes meet on Wednesdays, 6-9pm: January 14, 21, 28; February 4, 11, 18, 25; March 4; and Saturday, March 14 (10am – 3pm). Learn skills [...]
Greenhouse and Plant Conservatory Management @ Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
Greenhouse and Plant Conservatory Management @ Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
Classes meet on Thursdays, January 15 – February 5, at 4 – 7pm. This course will focus on the ins and outs of controlling the [...]
The Business of Gardening @ Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
The Business of Gardening @ Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
Jan 16 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm Education Horticulture Certificate Program Level III D H NP
Classes meet on Fridays, 1-5pm: January 16, 23 and 30, 2015. This course is a must for those working or planning to work professionally in the field of [...]
Small-Fruit Gardening in the New England Landscape @ Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
Small-Fruit Gardening in the New England Landscape @ Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
Classes meet on Mondays, February 2, 9, 16 and 23, from 6 – 9pm. This course will cover the production basics for strawberries, brambles (raspberry/blackberry), [...]
Sustainable Landscape Care & Garden Maintenance @ Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
Sustainable Landscape Care & Garden Maintenance @ Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
Feb 3 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm Education Horticulture Certificate Program Level I
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’ [...]
Landscape Design I @ Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
Landscape Design I @ Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
Mar 2 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm Education Horticulture Certificate Program Level I
Classes meet on Mondays, 6-9pm: March 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, 2015. Focus on the “big picture” and learn the principles of design, importance of [...]
Organic Vegetable Gardening @ Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
Organic Vegetable Gardening @ Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
Classes meet on Tuesdays, 6-9pm: March 3, 10, 17, 24 and 31, 2015. Designed for those starting or caring for a vegetable garden, this course [...]
The Home Fruit Orchard @ Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
The Home Fruit Orchard @ Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
Classes meet on Fridays, March 13 & 20, from 2-5pm and on Saturday, March 28, from 10am – 3pm. Learn about the art and science [...]

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