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August 2021

Thursday, August 12, 2021 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm
Our August bird walk with Mass Audubon. Birding around the Botanical Gardens is offered the second Thursday of every month, throughout the season. This monthly bird walk will celebrate the amazing birds that live amongst the trees, grasses and flowers....
Friday, August 13, 2021 - 11:00am to 12:00pm
This program will include traditional and contemporary folk songs and stories about nature and animals from New England and around the world. Hear how Coyote got his howl, how foam came to be in the ocean, and more. Be prepared to sing, move and clap your...
Wednesday, August 18, 2021 - 10:00am to 1:00pm
Explore the garden through the pleasure of watercolor painting with artist Ann Kremers. The class will work outdoors translating the vistas and details of the garden into paintings. Each session will begin with discussion of student work, demonstration,...
Friday, August 20, 2021 - 11:00am to 12:00pm
Meet us on the Fitzpatrick lawn as Environmental Educator Joy Marzolf introduces us to the Wild World of Reptiles. What is the difference between a lizard and a snake? A crocodile and an alligator? Can turtles really leave their shells like they do in the...
Wednesday, August 25, 2021 - 10:00am to 1:00pm
Explore the garden through the pleasure of watercolor painting with artist Ann Kremers. The class will work outdoors translating the vistas and details of the garden into paintings. Each session will begin with discussion of student work, demonstration,...
Friday, August 27, 2021 - 11:00am to 12:00pm
Join wildlife rehabilitator Tom Ricardi for his ever-popular presentation on birds of prey. Tom will share the natural history of these magnificent birds, demonstrate some of their unique behaviors and inspire children of all ages to appreciate, respect,...
Friday, August 27, 2021 - 7:30pm to 8:30pm
Discover the mysterious world of bats. This program, which includes a slideshow and walk, will introduce participants to the bats that live around us and what we can do to be better neighbors to these intriguing, winged mammals. Pre-registration is...
Saturday, August 28, 2021 - 10:30am to 1:30pm
Join fiber artist Jamie Goldenberg of Hart Textiles in Housatonic, MA, to explore the art of basket weaving. Create a small basket using foraged natural material and build the foundational knowledge you’ll need to begin creating vessels and sculptural...

August 2021 to November 2021

Saturday, August 21, 2021 - 10:00am to Saturday, November 20, 2021 - 12:00pm
Ikebana is a traditional Japanese style of flower arrangement. The Sogetsu school of ikebana, which informs this series, is over 100 years old, and yet it is newer and more unfettered than any other school of ikebana. Ikebana can be created anytime,...

September 2021

Wednesday, September 1, 2021 - 10:30am to Friday, September 3, 2021 - 3:00pm
Learn how to capture the splendor of Garden with the deep pigments that can only be found with pastels. This class is appropriate for beginners to intermediate students. A materials list will be provided upon registration. Students will work in-plein-air...

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