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March 2022

Wednesday, March 16, 2022 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm
Insects and their relatives always garner much attention in our managed landscapes and natural areas. This presentation will cover quick updates for the need-to-know invasives (ex. spotted lanternfly, emerald ash borer, etc.) and others. Keep an eye out...
Wednesday, March 16, 2022 - 5:30pm to Wednesday, March 30, 2022 - 8:30pm
Acquire knowledge of the skills required for beautiful and successful container gardens with Jenna O’Brien, owner of Viridissima Horticulture and Design. Get to know the plants that thrive in containers and how to care for them. This class will cover...
Saturday, March 19, 2022 - 10:00am to 1:00pm
Spring is a great time to assess woody shrubs for shape, structure, and winter damage. This workshop will focus on learning by doing. Ron Yaple, owner of Race Mountain Tree Services in Sheffield, MA, will demonstrate how to renovate, rejuvenate, and shape...
Saturday, March 19, 2022 - 12:00pm to 3:00pm
Horticultural Therapy uses the cultivation of plants and plant-related programs to heal, rehabilitate and improve the overall well-being of the population it serves. Often referred to as “the new health care tool,” horticultural therapy is effective in...
Thursday, March 24, 2022 (All day) to Tuesday, March 29, 2022 (All day)
Selected Tour Highlights Magnolia Gardens & Plantation-Founded by the Drayton Family in 1680 this is considered to be one of the most important  romantic gardens and is the oldest unrestored garden in America.  Middleton Place Plantation & Gardens...

March 2022 to April 2022

Thursday, March 31, 2022 - 5:30pm to Thursday, April 28, 2022 - 7:30pm
This class is designed to add drama to your gardens with big, bold, and beautiful plants utilizing underused annuals, seasonal tropicals and hardy perennials that can really make a splash in your garden with overscale, luxuriant and dramatic foliage...

April 2022

Saturday, April 2, 2022 - 10:00am to 11:30am
Have you always wanted to keep a small flock of backyard chickens? This is your chance to learn the basics of backyard chicken care. Join us for a one-hour introductory online course in keeping chickens for eggs. Taught by BBG Director of Education...
Saturday, April 2, 2022 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm
PLEASE NOTE: Proof of vaccination is required for all BBG cooking classes. Please bring your photo ID and vaccination card with you on the day of the class. NEW DATE APRIL  2. Author, grape grower, and winemaker,  J. Stephen Casscles will talk about the...
Saturday, April 9, 2022 - 9:00am to 4:30pm
PLEASE NOTE: Proof of vaccination is required for all BBG cooking classes. Please bring your photo ID and vaccination card with you on the day of the class Our hunger for heirloom, original, non-hybridized vegetables & fruits can extend to our baking...
Saturday, April 9, 2022 - 9:00am to 4:30pm
Attendance in this chainsaw class is built on the prerequisite of attending a Chainsaw Level I class. This workshop is designed for the chainsaw operator who wishes to gain greater confidence with this powerful tool. This Level 2 chainsaw class will...

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