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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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February 2018

Increasing Your Hives without Buying Bees

February 24 @ 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Berkshire Botanical Garden, 5 West Stockbridge Road
Stockbridge, MA 01262 United States
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$5 - $10

Learn how to sustainably increase the size of your apiary using your own bees without buying more packages or nucs. Some beekeeping experience is recommended. Following this class, participants are welcome to stay to meet and discuss beekeeping with others. Light refreshments will be provided.

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Anastasia Traina’s Fairytale Botanical World

February 24 @ 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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An event every week that begins at 11:00am on Sunday and Saturday, repeating until March 5, 2018

Berkshire Botanical Garden, 5 West Stockbridge Road
Stockbridge, MA 01262 United States
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A collection of more than 50 drawings representing the artist’s enchanting depiction of botanical subjects and fairy themes using pen and ink, silverpoint, watercolor, graphite, and colored pencil. A small, naturally lit gallery and temporary home to a cyclopean tree gnome will be hung with prisms to create beams of reflected light, and a children’s art table and bench will be stocked with paper and crayons to inspire drawings of fairies, elves, and flowers.

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Frame By Frame Family Fun

February 25 @ 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
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One event on March 4, 2018 at 1:00pm

Berkshire Botanical Garden, 5 West Stockbridge Road
Stockbridge, MA 01262 United States
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$75 - $90

Create and film the hero of your own botanical fairytale story. Claymation is a fun way to invent zany characters using natural materials who will appear in your very own stop motion animated movie. Over this two day workshop we will: Create a storyboard, brainstorm various character profiles, discuss various elements such as, setting, conflict, and resolution. After making claymation characters and sets, you will create a stop motion video using your own smartphone. This family program is intended for…

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March 2018

Brewing with Botanicals

March 3 @ 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Berkshire Botanical Garden, 5 West Stockbridge Road
Stockbridge, MA 01262 United States
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$35 - $45

A beginner level class, we introduce you to the art and science of homebrewing. We lead you through a full brew day as we discuss the four main components of beer: malt, yeast, hops, and water; the brewing process; and how to avoid and troubleshoot the most common problems. This class includes complimentary samples of Beerology's home-brewed beer!

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Brewing with Botanicals

March 3 @ 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Berkshire Botanical Garden, 5 West Stockbridge Road
Stockbridge, MA 01262 United States
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$35 - $45

A beginner level class, we introduce you to the art and science of homebrewing. We lead you through a full brew day as we discuss the four main components of beer: malt, yeast, hops, and water; the brewing process; and how to avoid and troubleshoot the most common problems. This class includes complimentary samples of Beerology's home-brewed beer!

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DIY Herbal Body Care: The Complete Herbal Facial

March 7 @ 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Berkshire Botanical Garden, 5 West Stockbridge Road
Stockbridge, MA 01262 United States
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$15 - $25

Dive into the sensory world of herbal body care products. Working with clay, aromatic herbs, and essential oils, we will craft nourishing and soothing skin care products that are tailored to our body's own needs. We will make an herbal facial steam, a facial exfoliant, a clay mask, and an astringent toner, and will sample and go home with a recipe for a homemade face cream. Bring a small towel. Supply Fee: $20

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Vegetable and Annual Flower Seed Starting

March 10 @ 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Berkshire Botanical Garden, 5 West Stockbridge Road
Stockbridge, MA 01262 United States
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$15 - $25

This workshop will focus on indoor sowing and growing-on practices, including preparation of an effective seed-sowing schedule, techniques for successful germination of challenging seeds, and management of plants at various stages of growth. Workshop participants will practice seed sowing and transplanting a variety of plants to take home for the spring and summer growing season.

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Crepe Paper Roses

March 17 @ 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Berkshire Botanical Garden, 5 West Stockbridge Road
Stockbridge, MA 01262 United States
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$5 - $15

Learn how to color, cut and assemble crepe paper to create a Full Cabaret Rose. Individuals will learn the anatomy of the rose while creating their bloom as well as learning basic techniques to create realistic flowers.

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Map Paper Roses

March 17 @ 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Berkshire Botanical Garden, 5 West Stockbridge Road
Stockbridge, MA 01262 United States
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$5 - $15

Learn how to create simple roses out of maps and other recycled paper using the art of paper folding. The pattern and technique for this flower can be used with any type of paper and is quick and easy.

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Veggie Garden Remix

March 18 @ 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Berkshire Botanical Garden, 5 West Stockbridge Road
Stockbridge, MA 01262 United States
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$5 - $15

There is a world of diversity available to food gardeners, if we just take the time to look. Best-selling author Niki Jabbour invites you to shake up your vegetable garden with an intriguing array of food plants from around the world; Cucamelons, Indian cucumbers, chickpeas, Italian leaf broccoli, Chinese artichokes, zaatar, and more. She’ll showcase a wide selection of flavorful and easy-to-grow global vegetables, and offer tips on how to grow and eat them. A book sale and signing will…

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Botanical Illustration – Emerging Spring: A Visual Narrative

March 20 @ 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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An event every day that begins at 10:00am, repeating until May 22, 2018

Berkshire Botanical Garden, 5 West Stockbridge Road
Stockbridge, MA 01262 United States
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$315 - $330

Bring together the furled dry leaves of winter and newly emerging plants and flowers of spring to create a vibrant composition of contrast that tells the story of the seasonal change and the cycle of plant life. Express yourself with the beauty of pen and ink flowing lines and deep textural shading, add a hint of color to dramatize the form and visual narrative. Select your most successful design to execute your final illustration of Emerging Spring. This class is…

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May 2018

Fete des Fleurs

May 26 @ 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Berkshire Botanical Garden, 5 West Stockbridge Road
Stockbridge, MA 01262 United States
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$95

Fete des Fleurs is Berkshire Botanical Garden's annual fundraising gala which traditionally honors a Berkshire County individual or business. This year's Fete coincides with the opening of the Garden's ART/GARDEN exhibition of sculptures chosen to delight and inspire. Proceeds from this event benefit the Garden’s education and horticulture programs

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