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Program Calendar

August 2020 to October 2020

Saturday, August 1, 2020 - 10:00am to Saturday, October 31, 2020 - 3:00pm
  Through October 31, families and children of all ages are invited to enjoy a free hands-on Activity Table and woodland story walk, free with Garden admission. Located in the open-air Schoolhouse outside the Fitzpatrick Conservatory, the drop-in Activity...

October 2020

Saturday, October 3, 2020 - 9:00am to Saturday, October 31, 2020 - 3:00pm
Harvest Festival Reimagined — A Month-long Celebration at the Garden! Our reimagined Harvest Festival continues an 86-year tradition celebrating autumn in the Berkshires! Each Saturday, the Garden will be decked out in its autumn finest, featuring weekly...
Saturday, October 31, 2020 - 10:00am to 4:00pm
This program is sold out. 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...
Saturday, October 31, 2020 - 10:00am to 5:00pm
Wecome to BBG's BOOtanical Halloween, where admission is free for all and you'll find some seriously spooktacular fun at the Garden. Come in costume and enjoy pumpkin painting and other surprises!  Capacity controls, social distancing and mask...

October 2020 to November 2020

Tuesday, October 27, 2020 - 5:30pm to Tuesday, November 17, 2020 - 7:30pm
This program is sold out. Taught by John Howell, this four-session course will explain how plant growth is affected by soils, from drainage to pH and nutrients. Learn how to evaluate soils, improve those that are less than ideal and amend soils for...
Wednesday, October 28, 2020 - 3:30pm to Wednesday, November 18, 2020 - 5:30pm
  After-school time never looked so sweet. This four-week program for 5th-8th graders will allow students to learn the fundamentals of baking, try out new plant-based recipes and make friends along the way. Participants will explore both the sweet and...

November 2020

Saturday, November 7, 2020 - 10:00am to 1:00pm
This class has been CANCELED-Want to go beyond pigs in a blanket and cocktail shrimp? Join cookbook author and Guido's Marketing Manager Alana Chernila for a hands-on class to bring vegetables to the party. We'll start with chickpea salad in endive boats...
Thursday, November 12, 2020 - 5:30pm to Thursday, November 19, 2020 - 7:30pm
This workshop will focus on using dry brush watercolor to replicate the colors and form of holly, mistletoe and evergreens. “Dry brush" refers to the art of using only a small amount of paint to damp a brush. Create paintings to turn into seasonal holiday...
Saturday, November 14, 2020 - 10:00am to 1:00pm
Rachel Portnoy will lead this class on creating delicious, gluten-free desserts for the holiday table. The challenges of holiday baking are mostly self-imposed, but they're real: The pies - how many to make? The cookies - how many to decorate? Make it...
Saturday, November 14, 2020 - 10:30am to 1:00pm
  Celebrate fall with a home puppet show! Using only felt, a needle and thread--and your imagination!--you'll create your own custom puppet. We will cover various stitching techniques, how to fit a puppet and other ways of translating your imagination...

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