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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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October 2018

Ornamental Woody Plants

October 16 @ 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
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An event every week that begins at 5:30pm on Tuesday, repeating until October 23, 2018

Berkshire Botanical Garden, 5 West Stockbridge Road
Stockbridge, MA 01262 United States
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This course will cover ornamental shrubs, small flowering trees, shade trees, and broadleaf and needle evergreens. Students will become familiar with the many garden-worthy woody plants that thrive in Zone 5. Course covers plant ID, selection, siting, cultivation, and possible design uses.(4 Classes) Members: $175/Non-Members: $185.

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Landscape Design II

October 17 @ 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
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An event every week that begins at 5:30pm on Wednesday, repeating until December 12, 2018

Berkshire Botanical Garden, 5 West Stockbridge Road
Stockbridge, MA 01262 United States
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Learn skills essential for effective functional garden design that honors the site and meets client needs. Each week will cover a different topic or technique focusing on the importance of getting to know the client and site as a basis of effective and appealing design. (8 classes) Members: $550/Non-Members: $590.

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Pruning Ornamental Trees and Shrubs

October 20 @ 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Berkshire Botanical Garden, 5 West Stockbridge Road
Stockbridge, MA 01262 United States
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$25 – $35

Autumn is a great time to assess your woody plants for shape and structure and focus on pruning, including when, why and how to shape, renovate, train or rejuvenate your woody plants. Learn about pruning tools, timing and specific techniques available to the home gardener.

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Botanical Illustration: The Fall Meadow

October 24 @ 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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One event on October 25, 2018 at 10:00am

One event on October 26, 2018 at 10:00am

Berkshire Botanical Garden, 5 West Stockbridge Road
Stockbridge, MA 01262 United States
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The meadow in Fall is rich with shapes and textures creating exciting sculptural forms to sketch and draw. Flowers and leaves that have lost their radiant color now await winter with wind-shredded petals, twisted dry leaves, and seed-spilling pods. Capture the textures and patterns of pods, the arching curves and angles of dried grasses and leaves. Materials list available at our website. Members: $315/Non-Members: $350.

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November 2018

Seasonal Handmade Pasta and Sausage Making

November 3 @ 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Berkshire Botanical Garden, 5 West Stockbridge Road
Stockbridge, MA 01262 United States
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$45 – $55

A garden-inspired, hands-on workshop making a fall pasta and a herb Italian sausage. Using local eggs and flour, learn techniques for making and rolling fresh tagliatelle pasta. Sausage will be made using herbs from BBG and local pork.

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Rooted in Place – 3rd Annual Ecological Gardening Symposium

November 11 @ 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Berkshire Botanical Garden, 5 West Stockbridge Road
Stockbridge, MA 01262 United States
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$95 – $105

This full-day program focuses on managing the landscape sustainably, led by Neil Diboll, Jeff Lowenfels, Lee Buttala, and Dr. Robert J. Gegear. Please join us as we hear from the experts on topics relevant to all gardeners and growers.

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Herbal Extractions

November 17 @ 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Berkshire Botanical Garden, 5 West Stockbridge Road
Stockbridge, MA 01262 United States
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$35 – $45

An exploration of the world of herbal extractions. Learn to make three categories of herbal extractions: infused oils (including culinary, fragrance, and medicinal oils), infused vinegars, and tinctures. As a class we will make a spiced bitters tincture that will serve as both a health-supporting digestive aid and a warming remedy for a cold winter’s day.

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December 2018

Berkshire Botanical Garden’s Annual Holiday Marketplace

December 1 @ 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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One event on December 2, 2018 at 10:00am

Berkshire Botanical Garden, 5 West Stockbridge Road
Stockbridge, MA 01262 United States
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A holiday market featuring the Gallery of Wreaths, a 28-year Garden tradition offering one-of-a-kind wreaths. A holiday plant sale of hand-selected flowering plants, traditional centerpieces and holiday swags, and regional craft vendors offering a range of products from hand-made giftware and jewelry to beeswax and felted products.

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Bark and Buds: Winter Tree ID

December 8 @ 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Berkshire Botanical Garden, 5 West Stockbridge Road
Stockbridge, MA 01262 United States
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$25 – $35

A brief event description:
Discover the many plants that lend bark, buds, fruit and structural interest to the garden in fall and winter. Learn to identify winter trees by twig and bud anatomy, bark features and plant architecture and practice using a winter tree dichotomous keys. This program will be held primarily indoors, and students will work with collected specimens. Bring a bag lunch and dress for occasional outdoor fieldwork.

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