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August 2020

Saturday, August 1, 2020 - 10:00am to Saturday, August 29, 2020 - 3:00pm
  Throughout August, families and children of all ages are invited to enjoy a free hands-on Activity Table and woodland story walk, free with Garden admission. Through August 29, the drop-in Activity Table, held in the open-air Schoolhouse outside the...
Thursday, August 13, 2020 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Enjoy a lecture and Q&A session with author Kathryn Aalto, whose new book, Writing Wild (available for purchase in our online shop), examines the pioneering and imaginative women who dared to do the unimaginable: to pick up a pen and write under their...
Friday, August 14, 2020 - 11:00am to 12:00pm
Nature Matters is home to a diverse collection of animal educators. Many of these animals came to us because they were unable to survive in the wild due to an injury, or they were born in captivity and have never learned how to fend for themselves. These...
Saturday, August 15, 2020 - 10:00am
Each summer, we bring together some of the region’s most talented designers and invite them to create individual container gardens displayed in an exhibit called Contained Exuberance. Tucked away in different spots throughout the Garden, the installations...
Monday, August 17, 2020 - 5:30pm to 7:30pm
New this summer in Lucy’s Garden! Join us among 24 whimsical topiaries for live music presented by local favorites as well as exciting new acts from outside the area. Bring a blanket and a picnic for an enjoyable evening soaking up some great tunes....
Wednesday, August 19, 2020 - 5:00pm to 6:30pm
This class is fully registered. Hone your birding skills with naturalist Zach Adams. Birding by ear is an effective and exciting tool in bird identification. Join Zach at BBG, walk the grounds and learn to identify bird species by call and song. This in-...
Thursday, August 20, 2020 - 2:00am to 4:00pm
Enjoy an in-depth conversation discussing the history, geography, medicinal origins and modern uses of the world’s beautiful cocktail modifiers. We will showcase the integral elements of amaro, vermouth and fortified and aromatized wines with the...
Friday, August 21, 2020 - 11:00am to 12:00pm
This event has been cancelled. Meet us on the Fitzpatrick lawn as Environmental Educator Thomas Tying returns to teach us about snakes of the Berkshires. Learn about reptiles in our area and how you can help protect them. You’ll be up close and personal...
Friday, August 21, 2020 - 3:00pm to 5:00pm
This event is sold out. An opportunity to tour a celebrated private garden and reflect on the intersection of traditional and regenerative horticulture and garden design. Led by garden and landscape designer Peter Bevacqua, who will highlight the creation...
Saturday, August 22, 2020 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
Join sixth-generation beekeeper Ken Warchol for an in-depth program on fall hive management of honeybees. This lecture and demonstration will focus on how to prepare your beehives to survive the winter, including hive preparation, feeding and pest control...

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