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Program Calendar

July 2020

Friday, July 10, 2020 - 9:00am to Sunday, July 26, 2020 - 5:00pm
BBG is thrilled to present Garden Treasures from Our Friends — A Dazzling Online Auction! Running July 10th to 26th, it features an amazing array of over one hundred garden-themed and one-of-kind items, including many vintage and antique treasures such as...
Tuesday, July 21, 2020 - 2:00pm
Explore the Rockland Farm Garden and a behind the scenes tour with owners and enthusiastic gardeners Madeline and Ian Hooper. Their garden features a variety of areas that flow one from another over ten acres. A 450-foot-long rock ledge runs parallel to...
Thursday, July 23, 2020 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Enjoy a lecture and Q&A session with author Marta McDowell about her new book, Emily Dickinson’s Gardening Life. In addition to writing poetry, The Belle of Amherst was a gardener. She cultivated flowers on her father's property and in the glass...
Tuesday, July 28, 2020 - 5:30pm
  This class meeting July 28, August 4, 11 and 18. Under the guidance of landscape architect David Dew Bruner, learn basic color theories outlined in Josef Albers’s classic text, Interaction of Color and how they can be applied to the landscape. Examine...
Thursday, July 30, 2020 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Enjoy a lecture and Q&A session with author Toni Gattone, who will discuss how gardeners of all abilities can grow their resilience in spite of physical limitations that might otherwise hold them back in the garden. She’ll also describe how gardens...

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

Saturday, August 8, 2020 - 4:00am to 6:00pm
This behind-the-scenes look at great gardens explores Good Dog Farm in Ashley Falls. A wise farmer who knew the value of the rich Housatonic alluvial plain built this simple farmhouse in 1811. Two hundred years later, Maria Nation is still reaping the...
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...
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...

September 2020

Friday, September 11, 2020 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm
In this final program in our Summer Author Series, focus in a wholly unique way on how horticulture intersects with our everyday world, and on women whose work has enriched and expanded these intersections in the last 25 years. The Earth in Her Hands: 75...

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