Coming Up

In this intensive, four-session class led by Lee Buttala, you'll learn identification, selection, use in the garden, basic botany, life cycle, and propagation. The class runs on Tuesdays, Sept. 6 through 27, 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. 

As the growing season comes to an end, we may race to "clean up" fallen leaves and dying-back plants. But wait! We have an online class you probably will want to tune into on Oct. 5, at 7 p.m. 

Join us for an evening of story-telling. With a theme of “Harvests and Hope,” storytellers will share experiences of finding human connection through nature connection. From gardens, fields and forests, these stories are sure to inspire and entertain. Interested in sharing a story?


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Locusta, languste, lobsters ... say what? Stewart Edelstein, author of "An Alphabetical Romp Through the Flora of Berkshire Botanical Garden: From Agave to Zinnia," goes out on a limb to explain.

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Stewart Edelstein, author of "An Alphabetical Romp Through the Flora of Berkshire Botanical Garden: From Agave to Zinnia," shares his essay on these prized and imperilled trees.

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At our annual volunteer appreciation party on Aug. 18, President of the BBG Volunteer Association Lauretta Harris leads the way, with Theresa Terry and Cynthia Tindale in full march-mode. Thank you to all of our volunteers! We couldn't do this without you!


With some soil and seeds, creativity and collaboration, sweat and persistence, much of what Berkshire Botanical Garden’s Farm and Garden program teaches today’s youngsters targets much of what can be worrisome in these modern times.

Rather than trying to persuade lawn owners to dig it up, maybe we'd be more successful in encouraging them toward the residual lawns’ transformation.

In looking ahead to next spring, our columnist Thomas Christopher is exploring an alternative to Dutch bulb suppliers: our own native North American spring ephemerals.

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