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Program Calendar

July 2020 to August 2020

Friday, July 31, 2020 - 6:00pm to Saturday, August 1, 2020 - 4:00pm
Join ecologist Ted Elliman for an exploration of native New England plant communities. A Friday lecture will cover many of the forest, meadow, and wetland habitats found in Berkshire County, discussing their physical and ecological features — topography,...

August 2020

Friday, August 7, 2020 - 11:00am to 12:00pm
This program is designed for all ages and highlights some of the furry creatures that inhabit the landscape with us. Traveling under cover of darkness, many of these amazing mammals seldom show themselves to humans during the day. Instructor Rick Roth...
Sunday, August 9, 2020 - 11:00am to 1:00pm
Join horticulturists, garden designers, and artists Allyson Levy and Scott Serrano to explore outstanding and edible native plants. They will share the magnificent diversity of American plants, showcasing highly ornamental and edible varieties that ought...
Friday, August 14, 2020 - 8:00pm to 9:30pm
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...
Wednesday, August 19, 2020 - 5:00pm to 6:30pm
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-person event is presented in...
Friday, August 21, 2020 - 11:00am to 12:00pm
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 with a variety of snakes that...
Friday, August 28, 2020 - 11:00am to 12:00pm
Join wildlife rehabilitator Tom Ricardi for his ever-popular presentation on birds of prey. This program is designed for all ages. Tom will share fascinating facts and information about many different magnificent birds, demonstrate some of their unique...

September 2020

Sunday, September 13, 2020 - 10:00am to 4:00pm
In late summer and early fall, asters and goldenrods come into their own. In this class taught by Ted Elliman, a morning discussion will include a presentation of many of Berkshire County's asters and goldenrods, focusing on their identification features...

November 2020

Sunday, November 15, 2020 - 9:00am to 5:00pm
  Become inspired to plant gardens designed to support diverse and resilient ecological communities in the face of a changing world.  This all-day program invites us to consider how to incorporate beneficial native plantings into our traditional...

May 2021

Sunday, May 2, 2021 (All day)
  Held the first Sunday of May and honoring the Garden’s director who served the horticultural community from 1954 – 1984, Roy Boutard Day is a free event celebrating the opening of the Garden’s season. This event runs in conjunction with a Daffodil Show...

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