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October 2021

Saturday, October 2, 2021 - 9:00am to 3:00pm
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...
Saturday, October 2, 2021 - 10:00am to 1:00pm
Cyanotypes are a compelling and simple way to capture botanical forms and create compelling pieces of art. Learn about the history of the cyanotype process and the work of botanist Anna Atkins, who created the first photographic book Photographs of...
Saturday, October 2, 2021 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm
Join Dan Furman of Cricket Hill Garden for an in-depth presentation and demonstration on all aspects of peony propagation. The workshop will begin with a slide talk giving an overview of the world of peonies, followed by a demonstration of dividing an...
Saturday, October 2, 2021 - 3:30pm to 5:00pm
Tom Zetterstrom initiated Elm Watch in 1999 to protect the Baldwin Hill Elm from the threat of Dutch elm disease, and launched a regional effort with Tim Abbott of The Nature Conservancy to “adopt” specimen elms in our tri-state region. Several of these...
Tuesday, October 5, 2021 - 5:30pm to Tuesday, October 26, 2021 - 8:30pm
Taught by Jenna O’Brien, this four-session course will focus on the bones of the garden with a survey of ornamental woody plants for residential landscape design. It will cover ornamental shrubs, small flowering trees, shade trees and broadleaf and needle...
Wednesday, October 6, 2021 - 5:30pm to 6:30pm
Learn more about our 2022 travel events at this in-person event led by Lani Summerville of Classical Excursions Charleston, March 2022. TOUR HIGHLIGHTS Magnolia Gardens & Plantation. Founded by the Drayton Family in 1680 this is considered to be one...
Saturday, October 9, 2021 - 11:00am to 1:00pm
Bittersweet, the tree-killing vine, can undo a century of forest succession in a generation by strangling, encapsulating, and collapsing trees, resulting in dramatic reduction of carbon sequestration and eco-system services. Learn how land trusts, parks...
Sunday, October 10, 2021 - 11:00am to 12:00pm
Please join us for this gallery talk led by Tom Zetterstrom. Since the 1970’s Tom Zetterstrom has photographed trees throughout the Northeast and from coast to coast. Learn more about seeing trees in black and white, and the art of tree photography.
Wednesday, October 13, 2021 - 5:30pm to Wednesday, October 20, 2021 - 7:00pm
In this two-session course offered on Zoom and led by Judith Summer, we will begin with a tour of the plant kingdom with attention to plant names and their history. We’ll explore the work of Linnaeus and the origin of botanical binomials — the naming...

October 2021 to November 2021

Wednesday, October 13, 2021 - 9:30am to Wednesday, November 3, 2021 - 12:00pm
Paint the glorious colors of autumn in this four-week watercolor class held onsite at BBG. Subject matter will include the luscious autumn harvest of fruits and flowers fresh from the Garden. Taught by Pat Hogan, this course is suitable for artists of all...

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