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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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April 2018

Botanical Illustration – Emerging Spring: A Visual Narrative

April 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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War on Weeds: Controlling Invasive Plants

April 21 @ 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Berkshire Botanical Garden, 5 West Stockbridge Road
Stockbridge, MA 01262 United States
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$15 - $25

Learn about invasive plants and how to control them in your landscape. Weeds and invasive plants are on the minds of gardeners, landscapers, environmentalists; anyone who cares about the environment. This talk, mainly geared towards the homeowner will discuss this important problem with a focus on practical information.

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Transplanting Shrubs and Planting Small Ornamental Trees

April 28 @ 9:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Berkshire Botanical Garden, 5 West Stockbridge Road
Stockbridge, MA 01262 United States
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$15 - $25

All aspects of successful planting will be demonstrated, and participants will assist in transplanting a multi-stem shrub and planting a small tree. Learn how to successfully transplant shrubs by correct timing and placement and techniques designed to create minimal disturbance and ensure smooth transition to a new site. Consider the differences between bare-root, container-grown, or balled-and-burlapped trees, and understand the importance of siting. Bring work gloves and dress for the weather.

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Installing a New Hive

April 28 @ 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Berkshire Botanical Garden, 5 West Stockbridge Road
Stockbridge, MA 01262 United States
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$5 - $10

This workshop will discuss the preparations to take so beekeepers are ready to install a new hive when their nucs or packages arrive. Topics to be covered will include equipment needed, installation techniques, feeding, and care for the first few months. A hands-on demonstration of installing a hive will follow this talk at a later date depending on the arrival date of the bees, date to be announced.

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Botanical Watercolors: Spring Bulbs

April 30 @ 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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An event every day that begins at 10:00am, repeating until May 3, 2018

Berkshire Botanical Garden, 5 West Stockbridge Road
Stockbridge, MA 01262 United States
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$400 - $425

An Introduction to Botanical Drawing and Watercolor Painting. Students will learn, through demonstrations and exercises, techniques to accurately render botanical subjects. The focus will be on traditional botanical art methods and close observation and attention to details using spring bulbs.

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May 2018

Roy Boutard Day

May 5 @ 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Berkshire Botanical Garden, 5 West Stockbridge Road
Stockbridge, MA 01262 United States
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Featuring the opening of a exhibition of iconic plant lithographs by Ellsworth Kelly in the Center House Leonhardt Galleries, a Daffodil Show hosted by the Lenox Garden Club, and the traditional Mai Bowle reception.

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Daffodil Show

May 6 @ 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Berkshire Botanical Garden, 5 West Stockbridge Road
Stockbridge, MA 01262 United States
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Daffodil Show hosted by the Lenox Garden Club. Free with admission to the Garden.

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Exhibition: Plant Lithographs

May 6 @ 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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Annual “Plants-and-Answers” Plant Sale

May 11 @ 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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One event on May 12, 2018 at 9:00am

Berkshire Botanical Garden, 5 West Stockbridge Road
Stockbridge, MA 01262 United States
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Our 41st annual plant sale offering gardeners thousands of regionally appropriate plants hand-picked by the Garden’s horticulturists and displayed by habitat. Also Select vendors offering services, products and food. Free admission and parking.

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Beautiful Strangers: Artists Discover the Garden

May 26 @ 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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An exhibition of contemporary sculptures throughout the 15-acre grounds. Free with admission to the Garden.

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Inspecting Your Honey Bee Hive

May 26 @ 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Berkshire Botanical Garden, 5 West Stockbridge Road
Stockbridge, MA 01262 United States
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$5 - $10

Beehives should be inspected every week or two.This course will guide participants through a basic hive check.Topics covered will include monitoring hives throughout the seasons; finding eggs, larvae, and queens; record keeping; and checking for mites and other signs of diseases. A hands-on demo of a hive check will take place, weather permitting. Participants are advised to bring their own veil or other protective equipment.

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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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October 2018

Berkshire Botanical Garden Harvest Festival

October 6 @ 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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One event on October 7, 2018 at 9:00am

Berkshire Botanical Garden, 5 West Stockbridge Road
Stockbridge, MA 01262 United States
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Considered one of the Berkshire’s most iconic events, the Garden’s Harvest Festival is held on Columbus Day weekend and encompasses the entire 15-acre Garden campus, which is brimming with children’s activities, rides, and games, entertainment, over 100 regional vendors, a farm market, tag sale and plant sale, and education offerings scheduled throughout the weekend.

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