Coming Up at BBG

Firefly on a finger with a black background

Explore BBG with Pleasant Valley educator, Dale Abrams, looking for fireflies on Friday, June 28, from 8 to 9:30 p.m.

Summer tree in a meadow.

Identify species of trees, ID a tree by its bark and understand which trees flower in summer on Saturday, June 29, from 1 to 4 p.m. Led by Tom Ingersoll and Melissa LeVangie Ingersol.

Yellow and green bud of milkweed.

In this collaboration with Berkshire Community College, enjoy a workshop on native plants on Saturday, June 29, from 10 a.m. to noon.

Videos

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It's a main attraction for the young and young at heart! Come visit: We're open every day, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ("She Makes Me Want to Dance" was written and performed by the BBG Orchestra, a.k.a. Indigo Beige, and is featured in its forthcoming album, "Vermillion.")

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The Leonhardt Galleries are located in the oldest structure on BBG’s property. This 18th century farmhouse was renovated and expanded in 2017 to include a botanical art gallery, reference library, teaching kitchen, and classroom. Don’t miss our stunning living wall in the entrance foyer!

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Created in 1937, our Herb Garden is the oldest continuously planted area of the Berkshire Botanical Garden. Since 1957, the Herb Associates have been meeting weekly to grow and harvest herbs, and makes herb-based mustards, dressings, and jellies sold in the Visitor Center.

Articles

“Bachelor’s Button”, “cornflower”, Feverfew, “Rose Petal Jelly”

“Bachelor’s Button” and other plants sure are putting on a flowery show. Plus, the Kitchen Crew prepares a batch of “Rose Petal Jelly.”

What to do about Japanese knotweed? What not to inhale? What should you be pinching? What to do about your rhubarb? What lightning bugs are good for? What about those white moths? What part of “suckering” might you not understand?

Now I am wondering about my ability to grow apples at all in my Massachusetts garden. Here are some facts about fire blight and tips for how to manage it.

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