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September 2022

Sept. 20, 2022 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Each month join BBG head of Horticulture Eric Ruquist for a golden hour tour of the garden. Each tour will feature a different seasonal topic, highlighting areas of specific interest in the garden. Topics will vary depending on the season and may include...
Sept. 22, 2022 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
This workshop is proudly presented in partnership with Berkshire Grown. Biochar is made by heating biomass in the absence of oxygen. This process produces a highly porous and durable form of carbon that provides habitat for beneficial soil microbes that...
Sept. 23, 2022 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
The wines of France have had a profound influence on new and developing wine countries. So, even if you haven't tasted a French wine, you've had one inspired by France. For example, the varieties of Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, Pinot Noir, and Chardonnay...
Sept. 24, 2022 10 a.m. to Noon
The Art of Planting Bulbs  For many gardeners, nothing is more fulfilling than planting bulbs in the fall for spring bloom. In this class, garden writer and horticulturist Lee Buttala plumbs the depths of the geophyte kingdom, highlighting major and minor...
Sept. 24, 2022 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
This class will focus on the identification features, ecological impacts and population trends of many of the invasive trees, shrubs, vines, and herbaceous plants that grow in forests, fields and wetlands in Berkshire County. The class will include a...
Sept. 24, 2022 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Add beauty to your garden in the sweet, golden days of autumn with flowers, shrubs, trees, and vines that shine during this season. Discover plants with colorful blooms, rich foliage and dramatic seed heads, and learn strategies that will guide you in...
Sept. 24, 2022 2:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Join the chef/educator team Steve and Julie Browning for this fun and collaborative cooking lesson. At the start of the class, we will open up a basket full of secret seasonal ingredients. Using the mystery ingredients, we will discuss the dishes they...
Sept. 29, 2022 10 a.m. to Sept. 30, 2022 3:30 p.m.
Learn how to capture the splendor of the Garden with the deep pigments that can only be found with pastels. This class is appropriate for beginners to intermediate students. A materials list will be provided upon registration. Students will work en plein...

September 2022 to October 2022

Sept. 21, 2022 10 a.m. to Oct. 26, 2022 1 p.m.
Wednesdays, September 21 through October 26, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. Join us for six sessions with beloved watercolor artist Pat Hogan. Capture the changing colors of the season in watercolor. This workshop combines the best of both worlds with both studio and...

October 2022

Oct. 1, 2022 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Autumn is a great time to assess your woody plants for shape, structure and health. This demonstration/workshop will focus on pruning, including when, why and how to shape, renovate, train, or rejuvenate your woody plants. Learn about pruning tools,...

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