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Berkshire Botanical Garden

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5 West Stockbridge Road
Stockbridge, MA 01262 United States
(413) 298-3926 http://www.berkshirebotanical.org/

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August 2018

Exhibition: Plant Lithographs

August 22 @ 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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An event every day that begins at 9:00am, repeating until October 8, 2018

Berkshire Botanical Garden, 5 West Stockbridge Road
Stockbridge, MA 01262 United States
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Exhibition of Plant Lithographs by world renowned abstract artist Ellsworth Kelly. Center House Leonhardt Galleries. Free with admission to the Garden.

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Beautiful Strangers: Artists Discover the Garden

August 22 @ 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Berkshire Botanical Garden, 5 West Stockbridge Road
Stockbridge, MA 01262 United States
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An exhibition of contemporary sculptures throughout the 15-acre grounds. Free with admission to the Garden.

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The Garden in Watercolors Session II

August 22 @ 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
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One event on August 29, 2018 at 10:00am

Berkshire Botanical Garden, 5 West Stockbridge Road
Stockbridge, MA 01262 United States
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Enjoy the garden through the pleasure of watercolor painting. Each class will be introduced in the new Center House classroom where the instructor will demonstrate and offer helpful assignments. We will then move outdoors into the garden to translate its vistas and details into paintings. Beginners and experienced painters are welcome. In case of rain the Center House offers a lovely waterproof venue. (4 classes) Members: $155/Non-Members: $175.

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September 2018

Church House Tour with Page Dickey – Offsite Field Study

September 1 @ 9:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Berkshire Botanical Garden, 5 West Stockbridge Road
Stockbridge, MA 01262 United States
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$35 – $45

Join us for a unique opportunity to tour Church House, Page Dickey’s gardens and surrounding 17 acres of fields and woods located in Falls Village, CT. Ideally situated with a view of the Berkshire Hills, it is a gardener’s classroom with groves of shadblow (Amelanchier), a saltwater pool accented by hydrangeas and flowering shrubs, and a small cottage garden surrounding the house. Transportation to and from BBG is included in price and time. Please dress for the weather.

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Fall Hive Management

September 2 @ 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Berkshire Botanical Garden, 5 West Stockbridge Road
Stockbridge, MA 01262 United States
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$10 – $20

A focus on how to prepare your beehives to survive the winter, including hive preparation, feeding, and pest control. Get critical information and most especially timing of important management techniques to prepare hives for the cold. Weather permitting there will be a hive inspection in the BBG apiary. Bring protective equipment.

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Herbaceous Plants

September 4 @ 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
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One event on September 18, 2018 at 5:30pm

One event on September 25, 2018 at 5:30pm

Berkshire Botanical Garden, 5 West Stockbridge Road
Stockbridge, MA 01262 United States
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Learn about herbaceous plants used in the garden setting, including identification, planting, fertilizing, pest control and pruning. Perennial selection will be the focus, although some time will be spent on annuals and bulbs. This offering is essential for the serious gardener. Students should dress for the outdoors. Cost for 4 classes (Tuesdays, 9/4 - 9/25) Members $175/Non-Members: $185.

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Macro Photography in the Garden

September 8 @ 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Berkshire Botanical Garden, 5 West Stockbridge Road
Stockbridge, MA 01262 United States
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$35 – $45

You will learn how light, color, composition, and texture can be used to bring out the beauty of the tiniest details, whether it be raindrops on a spider web or the individual strands of silk in a milkweed seed. Hidden treasures abound in your own backyard, learn how to find and photograph them. Through a special arrangement with Canon, all cameras, lenses, and strobes for use at this workshop will be provided. Please bring your own SD memory cards.

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Drafting for Garden Design

September 12 @ 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
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One event on September 26, 2018 at 5:30pm

One event on October 3, 2018 at 5:30pm

One event on October 10, 2018 at 5:30pm

Berkshire Botanical Garden, 5 West Stockbridge Road
Stockbridge, MA 01262 United States
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Learn basic drafting skills necessary to record and effectively communicate scaled site plans. The course will cover reference books, drafting supplies, media/paper types, line weights, lettering, and scale reading. Drafting demonstrations will familiarize students with professional drawing techniques, and the students will begin to draft basic site plans and map-making. During the last half of the course, students will learn to develop a landscape graphic palette to illustrate trees, shrubs, perennials, and groundcovers, as well as hardscape materials such as…

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Designing with Annuals, Tropicals, and Unique Hardy Perennials

September 13 @ 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
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One event on September 20, 2018 at 5:30pm

One event on September 27, 2018 at 5:30pm

One event on October 4, 2018 at 5:30pm

Berkshire Botanical Garden, 5 West Stockbridge Road
Stockbridge, MA 01262 United States
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This class is designed to add drama to your gardens with big, bold, and beautiful plants. Students will learn to utilize underused annuals, seasonal tropicals and hardy perennials that can really make a splash in your garden with overscale, luxuriant and dramatic foliage effects. Also covered will be tips and techniques for how to create exuberant and impactful container plantings and groupings for versatile display on terraces, decks and poolside. (4 classes, Thursdays, 9/13 - 10/4) Members: $175/Non-Members: $185.

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Bringing Plants in for the Winter

September 15 @ 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Berkshire Botanical Garden, 5 West Stockbridge Road
Stockbridge, MA 01262 United States
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$25 – $35

Learn tricks of the trade to protect their tender perennials, house plants, woody potted specimens and succulent collections and encourage them to thrive during the winter season. This Includes cultivation, fertilizing, watering and healthcare. Learn by doing and take home some plant companions. These simple cost-saving methods will help gardeners multiply their plant supply for the next season’s garden.

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Seed Saving

September 22 @ 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Berkshire Botanical Garden, 5 West Stockbridge Road
Stockbridge, MA 01262 United States
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$25 – $35

A hands-on workshop to learn how to save seeds from your garden. Topics covered will be proper handling, collecting times, cleaning and storage. The primary focus will be native perennials and annuals. Participants will collect seeds from the grounds of BBG and be able to take some seeds home for next year’s garden

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Cider Making 101

September 23 @ 12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Berkshire Botanical Garden, 5 West Stockbridge Road
Stockbridge, MA 01262 United States
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$35 – $45

New England is one of the finest cider making regions in the world. Join the team behind Beerology, and delve into the history of cider making. Taste sweet and hard ciders, and learn everything you need to know to make your own hard cider!

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Goldenrod and Asters Field Study

September 29 @ 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Berkshire Botanical Garden, 5 West Stockbridge Road
Stockbridge, MA 01262 United States
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$85 – $95

The morning discussion will include a presentation of many of Berkshire County's asters and goldenrods, focusing on their identification features and discussing their characteristic habitats. In the afternoon, we'll explore nearby natural areas to observe and identify the asters and goldenrods growing in meadows, woodlands, and wetlands. We’ll examine the differences that characterize these species. A hand lens is recommended. We will travel by BBG’s passenger van. Please dress for weather and bring a bagged lunch

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October 2018

Berkshire Botanical Garden Harvest Festival

October 6 @ 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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One event on October 7, 2018 at 10:00am

Berkshire Botanical Garden, 5 West Stockbridge Road
Stockbridge, MA 01262 United States
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$7

Berkshire Botanical Garden’s annual Harvest Festival celebrating the autumn harvest, featuring continuous live entertainment, artisan food and craft vendors, tag and plant sales, pony rides, hay maze, drop-in workshops and more. Kids under 12 are free. Free parking in the Garden's lots.

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