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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!

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[...]
Annual Meeting @ Berkshire Botanical Garden
Apr 24 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm Berkshire Botanical Garden
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[...]
Water in the Garden Opening Reception @ Berkshire Botanical Garden
May 29 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm Berkshire Botanical Garden
  Join us as we open our 2015 exhibit “Water in the Garden” featuring sculptures, fountains, water plants and more!  This year’s artists include Anthony Archer-Wills, John Piasecki, Mark Mendel, Jenna O’Brien, Bill Cummings, Angus[...]
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[...]
Cocktails in Great Gardens - The Home of Honey Sharp and David Lippman @ Great Barrington | Massachusetts | United States
Jun 12 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
  Cocktails in Great Gardens have become some of the Berkshire Botanical Garden’s most popular summer events by offering guests to tour some of the most amazing private gardens that the Berkshire’s have to offer[...]
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
Join professor Thomas Mickey for an exploration of America’s romance with the English Garden. This beautifully illustrated lecture is based on his newest book, America’s Romance with the English Garden. The UK magazine Spectator recently[...]
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[...]
Cocktails in Great Gardens - The Home of Ilona Bell @ Williamstown | Massachusetts | United States
Jun 26 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Cocktails in Great Gardens have become some of the Berkshire Botanical Garden’s most popular summer events by offering guests to tour some of the most amazing private gardens that the Berkshire’s have to offer and[...]
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,[...]
Fruits and Flowers Scherenschniite: The Art of Cut Paper @ Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
Jul 16 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
Materials fee of $10 paid directly to the instructor. Bring a bag lunch. Click here for supply list. Join cut-paper artist Pamela Dalton for a fun, hands-on workshop on the art of Scherenschniite (cut paper). Using[...]
Cocktails in Great Gardens - The Home of Judith Fetterly @ Glenmont | New York | United States
Jul 17 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
  Cocktails in Great Gardens have become some of the Berkshire Botanical Garden’s most popular summer events by offering guests to tour some of the most amazing private gardens that the Berkshire’s have to offer[...]
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 session of this field trip starts at 10 am. 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 for BBG members[...]
The Heart of Story: Writing Stories of Our Lives Garden Writing Workshop @ Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
Jul 23 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
This class meets on Thursdays, July 23, 30 & August 6, 10 am – noon. Members $135; Nonmembers $145 Individual classes: $48 Workshop What to bring: Come prepared to spend two hours outdoors, including moderate[...]
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[...]
The Garden in Watercolors Session II: En Plein Air Watercolor Painting in the Summer Garden @ Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
Aug 5 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
This class meets on Wednesdays, August 5 – 26, 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[...]
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,[...]
Birds of Prey @ Berkshire Botanical Garden Education Center
Aug 7 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm Berkshire Botanical Garden Education Center
Join wildlife rehabilitator Tom Ricardi for his ever-popular presentation on birds of prey. This program is designed for all ages. Tom will share the natural history of these magnificent birds, demonstrate some of their unique[...]
2015 Grow Show @ The Garden
Aug 8 – Aug 9 all-day The Garden
45th Annual Grow Show Now a Garden Club of America event! You grow it, we show it!  We welcome all age groups, experience levels and different kinds of plants at our blue ribbon event, The[...]

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