Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden
This course meets for 4 weeks on Tuesdays, October 1 - 22, 5:30 - 8:30 pm
This course will focus on the bones of the garden with a survey of ornamental woody plants for residential landscape design. This course will cover ornamental shrubs, small flowering trees, shade trees, and broadleaf and needle evergreens. Students will become familiar with the many garden-worthy woody plants that thrive in Zone 5. Course covers plant ID, selection, siting, cultivation, and possible design uses. Students taking the course for certificate credit will complete a project designing a shrub border. Students should dress for outdoor field study, including sturdy waterproof footwear and warm outer clothing.
Instructor - Elisabeth Cary, M.A. is the former Director of Education at Berkshire Botanical Garden and has been gardening for over 30 years. She specializes in perennial, vegetable and mixed-border gardens. She is currently embarking on her new adventure, Cooper Hill Flower Farm, a micro flower farm located in Sheffield, Massachusetts.
BBG Members: $180, Non-Members: $195