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Program Calendar

Saturday, Sep 7
The many kinds of goldenrods and asters are a visually striking and ubiquitous feature of our late summer and fall landscapes. However, since many of them look much alike, they can be a challenge to identify. This class, led by Ted Elliman on Saturday,...
Thursday, Sep 12
This drop-in, outdoor program, held on the Great Lawn, is appropriate for all skill levels and is a perfect way to end the day. Classes are held Thursdays from July 11 to September 12, at 5:30pm, led by Kathi Cafiero, a Kripalu-certified yoga instructor...
Friday, Sep 13
Cocktails in Great Gardens BBG’s Cocktails in Great Gardens series provides a rare opportunity for guests to savor a drink and a nibble in some of the finest private gardens in the region. Book early, as tickets may be limited, and they always go fast!...
Saturday, Sep 14
Fall doesn’t have to mean a final goodbye! In the North we have a short growing season. But winter shouldn’t rob us of the tender plants we love best. Some make happy houseplants, while others can sleep in a dark basement. Many summer-blooming plants can...
Sunday, Sep 15
Join chef and author Miriam Rubin for this Farm-to-Table cooking class series. In this once-a-month series, from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., participants will work with the BBG’s vegetable garden to harvest fresh vegetables, then will head into the kitchen with...
Friday, Sep 20
Join Jennifer Tafe, director of the Museum of American Bird Art (MABA) to learn about the history of Mass Audubon’s mission to prevent bird extinction during the 19th century, and see how they continue to inspire their art collection on Friday,...
Sunday, Sep 22
Experience the turn of the season at the equinox on Sunday, Sept. 22, 5 to 6 p.m., with a contemplative process to cultivate the “inner harvest” with mindfulness facilitator Sandrine Harris. Through a fluid mix of outdoor walking, quiet sitting and guided...
Tuesday, Oct 1 to Tuesday, Oct 22
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...
Saturday, Oct 5 to Sunday, Oct 6
Capture the color and contour of BBG’s gardens in autumn in our dynamic, hands-on workshop. In this two-day intensive, we will brew dyes with plants harvested from the BBG gardens and learn three different ways to capture color on paper. On the second day...
Tuesday, Oct 29 to Tuesday, Nov 19
This four-session course will explain how plant growth is affected by soils, from drainage to pH and nutrients. Learn how to evaluate soils, improve those that are less than ideal and amend soils for specific garden uses. Fertilizers, soil amendments,...

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