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February 2023

Saturday, Feb 25, 11:00 am to 12:30 pm
This introductory course will cover the basics of successful composting and its use in the garden. Styles of composters will be addressed as well as the tools needed to create and use this “black gold” in the garden. Led by Bridgette Stone.  Bridgette...

March 2023

Thursday, Mar 2, 5:30 pm to Thursday, Mar 23, 8:30 pm
Whether you are an amateur or professional horticulturist, you are a steward of the landscape. This course is designed for those who might not necessarily be the first to climb 100 feet up an Eastern White Pine or wrangle the chainsaw to fell a dead...
Saturday, Mar 4, 9:00 am to 12:00 pm
This compact course, led by landscape designer Bill Florek, will focus on the fine points of controlling the greenhouse environment. Whether maintaining a conservatory collection of ornamental plants or producing greenhouse crops, participants will learn...
Saturday, Mar 4, 10:00 am to 3:00 pm
Led by artist/educator Beth Klingher, students will create an outdoor rock mosaic to brighten their garden. Learn how to cut glass, ceramic and other materials and to adhere them to a large garden rock or cement block using colored thinset cement. Your...
Wednesday, Mar 8, 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm
In this first class in the series, “Native Plants for Every Corner of the Garden,” learn how to add height, structure and visual interest to your garden, balcony or containers with a diversity of native vines. An assortment of woody and herbaceous species...
Wednesday, Mar 8, 5:30 pm to Wednesday, Mar 29, 7:00 pm
This sequence of classes is suited to gardeners of all levels, from novice to experienced. Sign up for individual classes or the whole series. Native Vines Native Groundcovers: Living Mulch Native Plants for the Water’s Edge Native Plants for Container...
Saturday, Mar 11, 10:00 am to 1:00 pm
DIY Self-Care Saturday! A day at the spa is a luxurious act of self-care. But what if you could learn how to give yourself the same experience with simple ingredients you probably have in your pantry?! Attend this workshop with Nicole Irene of the...
Saturday, Mar 11, 11:00 am to 12:30 pm
A personal introduction to the design principles of Piet Oudolf — one of the world’s leading naturalistic landscape designers. His work includes New York’s High Line, Chicago’s Lurie Garden, the Oudolf Meadow at Delaware Botanic Gardens, and Oudolf Garden...
Tuesday, Mar 14, 1:30 pm to Friday, Mar 17, 1:30 pm
Join BBG and Classical Excursions as we explore the great gardens of the Houston Texas. Here's the itinerary. All registrations are processed by Classical Excursions. Please contact lani@classicalexcursions.com or bstone@berkshirebotanical.org for more...

March 2023 to April 2023

Tuesday, Mar 14, 5:30 pm to Tuesday, Apr 18, 8:30 pm
This course, presented by Tyler Horsley, will introduce students to the design process — the systematic way designers approach a site and client. The course will include a series of simple projects that will end with a garden designed by the students....

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