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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!

Landscape Design Clinic  @ Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
Jan 14 @ 6:00 pm – Jan 14 @ 9:00 pm Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
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 essential for effective functional garden design that honor the site and[...]
Greenhouse and Plant Conservatory Management @ Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
Jan 15 @ 4:00 pm – Jan 15 @ 7:00 pm 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 greenhouse environment. Whether maintaining a  conservatory collection of ornamental plants[...]
Small-Fruit Gardening in the New England Landscape @ Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
Feb 2 @ 6:00 pm – Feb 2 @ 9:00 pm 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), blueberries and grapes for New England conditions. Site and soil[...]
Organic Vegetable Gardening @ Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
Mar 3 @ 6:00 pm – Mar 3 @ 9:00 pm 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 will include discussion of soil and nutrient management, seed selection, crop[...]
The Home Fruit Orchard @ Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
Mar 13 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
Classes meet on Fridays, March 13 & 20, from 2-5pm and on Friday, March 27 (date changed from what was previously published because of snow cover), from 10am – 3pm. Learn about the art and science[...]
Drafting for Garden Design (required level II) @ Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
Sep 16 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
Classes meet Wednesdays, 6-9pm: September 16 – October 28, 2015. This seven-week studio intensive is essential for students who anticipate working in garden planning and design. Learn basic drafting skills necessary to record and effectively communicate scaled[...]
Horticultural Techniques Clinic: Perennial Bed Renovation (H,D) @ Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
Sep 19 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
This class meets on Saturdays, 9am – 4pm,September 19 and 26, 2015. Rain dates are September 20 and 27. Learn horticultural techniques essential for the professional gardener. This tw0-day, hands-on clinic will focus on professional[...]
Whole Landscape Design (H,D,NP) @ Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
Oct 2 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
This workshop meets on Friday, October 2, 2015. 10am – 1pm is the time onsite in Pawling, NY. Join head gardener Robin Zitter for an exploration of garden design through the lens of ecology, history and culture.[...]
Extending the Season's Harvest (H) @ Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
Oct 14 @ 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,[...]
Designs on the Land: A Historical Perspective (H,D) @ Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Gardnen
Oct 22 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Gardnen
Classes meet on Thursdays, 6-9 pm: October 22 – November 12, 2015. This design course covers the history of landscape design from its earliest origins to modern times.  Explore the early gardens of Persian and Islamic[...]
The Arnold Arboretum's Fall Fiery Display and a Special Tour of the Larz Anderson Bonsai Collection (H,D,NP) @ offsite at Arnold Arboretum, Boston, MA
Oct 29 @ 8:00 am – 6:00 pm offsite at Arnold Arboretum, Boston, MA
Bus will leave the BBG parking lot promptly at 8 am. Bring a bag lunch and dress for the weather. Join staff from the BBG for  a day of tree talk at Harvard University’s Arnold Arboretum,[...]
Planting Plan Design Studio (required level II) @ Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
Nov 4 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
Classes meet on Wednesdays, 6-9pm: November 4 – December 16. Learn how to design a planting plan for private and public garden spaces.  Explore the manipulation of space by using plant material through a series[...]
Landscape Design Clinic: Introduction to a Coherent Process (required level II) @ Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
Nov 14 @ 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 will participate in[...]
The Business of Gardening (H,D,NP) @ Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
Dec 3 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
Classes meet on Thursdays, 1-5pm: December 3-17, 2015. This course is a must for those working or planning to work professionally in the field of horticulture.  Participants will learn how to write a simple business plan, understand a team[...]
Tree Care for Gardeners (H, D, NP) @ Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
Jan 15 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
Classes meet on Fridays, 1-4pm: January 15 – February 5, 2016. Whether you are an amateur or professional horticulturalist, you are a steward of the landscape, and probably spend more time than anyone among the flowers,[...]
Landscape Design Clinic (required) @ Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
Jan 20 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
Classes meet on Wednesdays, 6-9pm: January 20 – March 9, 2016. Learn skills essential for effective functional garden design that honor the site and meet client needs. Each week will cover a different topic or technique[...]
Organic Vegetable Garden (H, D) @ Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
Mar 7 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
Classes meet on Mondays, 6-9pm: March 7 – April 4, 2016. Designed for those starting or caring for a vegetable garden, this course will include discussion of soil and nutrient management, seed selection, crop rotation schemes,[...]
Can I Grow it Here, Now–and How? (H, D, NP) @ Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
Mar 12 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
Climate Change Challenges and Choices for Planning, Planting and Growing Northeastern Gardens and Gardeners in the 21st Century Today’s horticultural climate offers a vast array of native and exotic plants, soil amendments, watering systems, fertilizers[...]
Home Orchard Basics with Orchardist Michael Phillips (H, D) @ Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
Apr 1 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
Join orchard expert Michael Phillips from Lost Nation Orchard for a day-long workshop on how to grow fruit at home. Successfully growing fruit for your family becomes straightforward when you narrow the big picture down[...]

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