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February 2019

Friday, February 1, 2019 - 1:00pm to Friday, February 15, 2019 - 5:00pm
This course meets for 3 weeks on Fridays, February 1 -15, 1:00 - 5:00 pm Whether you are an amateur or professional horticulturist, you are a steward of the landscape, and probably spend more time than anyone among the flowers, shrubs, and trees.  This...
Saturday, February 2, 2019 - 2:00pm
  Advance registration for Winter Lecture is highly recommended, but walk-ins are always welcome, space permitting.  A post-lecture reception and seated dinner is scheduled for February 2, 6-9 p.m. in the beautiful Center House Carls Dining Room. Join us...
Saturday, February 2, 2019 - 6:00pm
Please join us for a festive, post-lecture dinner reception with Arne Maynard in the beautiful Center House Carls Dining Room. This exclusive event, catered by Brian Alberg, is limited to 30 guests. Reserve early to participate in this unique opportunity...
Tuesday, February 5, 2019 - 5:30pm to Tuesday, February 26, 2019 - 8:30pm
This course meets for 4 weeks on Tuesdays, Febraury 5 - 26, 5:30 - 8:30 pm Learn about the maintenance considerations that should be integrated into the design process. Students’ horticultural knowledge will expand to factor sustainable maintenance...
Saturday, February 9, 2019 - 10:00am to 1:00pm
Ancient grains are a nutrient-rich, healthier alternative to conventional wheat, not to mention their delicious flavor! Using them in baking can present challenges, however. Join pastry chef Rachel Portnoy as she demystifies using the ancient grain...
Saturday, February 9, 2019 - 11:00am to 2:00pm
In this hands-on workshop, learn how to grow native perennials from seed. Dottie “Lou” Kratt, owner of Northeast Native Seeds, will discuss the benefits of using native plants in various landscape types; native plant selections best suited for our region...
Tuesday, February 12, 2019 - 6:00pm
Join local beekeepers on the second Tuesday of each month at 6pm on the grounds of Berkshire Botanical Garden. Each month’s meeting, will involve season-appropriate discussions and demonstrations using the BBG apiary, weather permitting. We will focus on...
Saturday, February 16, 2019 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
Most beekeepers lose some colonies every year and will need replacement colonies. Raising your own nucs allows the beekeeper to accomplish several things at the same time: swarming can be controlled, varroa mites can be partially managed, and great...
Saturday, February 16, 2019 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Not to be confused with the tender Pelargonium species, the hardy Cranesbills are a diverse group of plants in habitat, foliage and flower suited to practically every gardening situation. The medley of Cranesbills offers up a profusion of blooms in early...
Saturday, February 23, 2019 - 10:00am to 12:30pm
This workshop will demonstrate the beloved New England tradition of making maple syrup at home, using the sugar bush on the grounds of the Berkshire Botanical Garden. Chris Wellens, Director of Education at BBG, will cover all aspects of maple sugaring:...

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