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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 Bountiful Berries, Grapes and Currants in a Small Fruit Garden @ Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
Feb 2 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
This 4-session course meets on Monday evenings, 6-9pm, from February 2-23. It is co-enrolled with the Horticulture Certificate Program.  Learn how to grow all sorts of berries, grapes and currants, the easiest fruits to grow. Designed[...]
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[...]
Growing Great Ornamental Grasses for Every Garden @ Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
Feb 7 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
The stature, movement and rustling of grasses make them unique plants for the garden. This presentation delves into the reasons for using grasses, how to place them and how to select the right grasses for a[...]
Hearts and Flowers: The Art of Cut Paper @ Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
Feb 12 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
$10 materials fee paid directly to instructor. Click here for a list of supplies to bring. Just in time for your favorite valentine…instead of candy how about a creative workshop for Valentine’s Day! Join cut- paper[...]
Growing Rhododendron and Hydrangea: Mainstays of the Shrub Border @ Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
Feb 21 @ 10:00 am – 12:30 pm Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
Join horticulturist Kevin Wilcox for an exploration of two important plant groups: Rhododendron and Hydrangea. These late spring and summer blooming shrubs, both garden essentials, can be overused in the landscape. This lecture will help gardeners sort through the[...]
All About Iris for New England Gardens...and a Few Great Companions Along the Way @ Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
Feb 28 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
Join growers extraordinaire and iris hybridizers Jan Sacks and Marty Schafer from Joe Pye Weed Nursery as they take students on a magical tour through the iris bloom season from March through August. They will[...]
Growing Vegetables at Home @ Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
Mar 3 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
This 5-session course meets on Tuesday evenings, 6-9pm, from March 3-31. It is co-enrolled with the Horticulture Certificate Program. Learn how to grow vegetables all season long in our regional gardens. Designed for homeowners starting a[...]
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[...]
Ready, Set, Grow! An Expert’s Guide to Growing Vegetable and Annual Starts @ Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
Mar 5 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
Registration for this class is nearing maximum capacity. Please call 413-298-3926 to register. Learn vegetable and flower seed-starting and plant-growing techniques that result in vigorous plants from grower Maureen Sullivan. This workshop will focus on[...]
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[...]
The Orchard at Home @ Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
Mar 13 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
This three-session course meets on two Fridays, March 13 and 20 (2-5pm), and on Friday, March 27 (date changed from what was previously published ), 10am – 3pm. It is co-enrolled with the Horticulture Certificate Program. Learn how[...]
Bonsai Workshop @ Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
Mar 14 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
Registration for this class is nearing maximum capacity. Please call 413-298-3926 to register. Fee includes all materials. Those signing up for this class and Glen’s January 31st lecture will receive a 10% discount on both. Learn[...]
Grafting Heirloom Apple Trees for the Home Garden @ Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
Mar 21 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
Explore the art and science of grafting plants. Join grafting guru Adam Wheeler, from Connecticut’s Broken Arrow Nursery, for this hands-on workshop that explores the world of grafting with a focus on heirloom apples trees. Participants will be[...]
Sketching Nature @ Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
Mar 25 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
This class is almost full – please call the Garden at 413.298.3926 to register. This is a three-day workshop, meeting on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, March 25, 26 and 27, 10am – 4pm. Bring a[...]
Rejuvenating Shrubs— Lilacs, Weigela, Forsythia and More... @ Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
Apr 11 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
Is that old lilac refusing to flower? Spring is a great time to assess your woody shrubs for shape and structure. This hands-on workshop will focus on when, why and how to renovate or rejuvenate[...]
Naming Flora: An Etymological Romp through the Berkshire Botanical Garden @ Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
Apr 11 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
Sure, Carl Linnaeus had a technical name for each of the flora, but where did we get all our common words for them, from aster to zinnia? This interactive and entertaining lecture will enlighten you[...]
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[...]
Transplanting Shrubs and Planting Small Ornamental Trees @ Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
Apr 25 @ 9:30 am – 12:30 pm Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
Bring work gloves and dress for the weather. Learn by doing in this hands-on shrub and tree planting/transplanting workshop. All aspects of successful planting will be demonstrated, and participants will assist in transplanting a multi-stem[...]
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[...]
Plant Sale 2015 @ Berkshire Botanical Gardens
May 8 – May 9 all-day Berkshire Botanical Gardens
What better way to say hello to spring than with our 38th annual Plant Sale!  We’ve hand picked and grown some of our favorite plant selections and new varieties this year – you won’t want to[...]
Vegetable Gardening: Never Too Late for Starts! @ Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
May 13 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
This class is near capacity…Call to register for remaining seats Just when you thought it was too late to start a vegetable garden for this summer, join vegetable-garden guru Ron Kujawski for a “get going”[...]
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[...]
Up in the Trees: An Arborist’s View Walk, Talk and Climb! @ Berkshire Botanical Garden
Jun 6 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm Berkshire Botanical Garden
Participants will meet at Berkshire Botanical Garden in the main parking lot. Tour the grounds of the Berkshire Botanical Garden, view the exceptional and diverse tree collection and learn about these gentle giants and their[...]
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[...]
America’s Romance with the English Garden @ Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
Jun 13 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
Please Note:   This class has been postponed until a later date. Join professor Thomas Mickey for an exploration of America’s romance with the English Garden. This beautifully illustrated lecture is based on his newest[...]
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[...]
The Garden in Watercolors Session I: En Plein Air Watercolor Painting in the Summer Garden @ Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
Jul 8 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
This class meets on Wednesdays, July 8-29, 10am-1pm. Click here for materials list. Seeing and painting the garden en plein air is the subject of this class. Students of all levels are welcome in either or both sessions;[...]
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,[...]

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