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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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July 2017

Play Date! Playhouses in the Garden

July 26 @ 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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Designers and builders re-imagine playhouse structures to delight children of all ages. View 13 whimsical and wonderful playhouses on display through September 24. Free with Garden admission.

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$12 - $15

PlayDate: Playhouses in the Garden

July 26 @ 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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An event every day that begins at 10:00am, repeating until September 24, 2017

Berkshire Botanical Garden, 5 West Stockbridge Road
Stockbridge, MA 01262 United States
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Ten designers and builders interpret play house structures for Berkshire Botanical Garden’s summer exhibition. Free with Garden admission.

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Offsite Field Study: The Garden of Lynden Miller

July 27 @ 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Berkshire Botanical Garden, 5 West Stockbridge Road
Stockbridge, MA 01262 United States
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This Connecticut garden is an expression of Lynden’s artistic background and her passion for plants. Lynden has created a large semi-circular evergreen hedge enclosing mixed borders, a woodland garden, a raised gravel garden, a large cottage garden and a small stream and pond to celebrate many different plants and combinations. Directions provided upon registration.

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August 2017
$40 - $50

Offsite Field Study: Gardeners Who Inspire

August 9 @ 10:00 AM - 2:30 PM
Berkshire Botanical Garden, 5 West Stockbridge Road
Stockbridge, MA 01262 United States
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Tour two gardens in Dutchess County, guided by the owners. The first was included in Jane Garmey’s book, Private Gardens of the Hudson Valley and the second located in Sand Lake, has evolved within a classic nineteenth-century arrangement of house, barn, meadows, and woods. Learn tips and techniques from these remarkable gardeners. Bring a bag lunch to picnic at the first garden. Directions provided upon registration.

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The Grow Show

August 12 @ 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Berkshire Botanical Garden, 5 West Stockbridge Road
Stockbridge, MA 01262 United States
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Our annual "show your stuff" event!  View the best garden specimens in the Berkshires, from vegetables and flowers to fanciful arrangements in categories for children, adults and seniors.  Free with Garden admission.

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Fairy Houses Workshop

August 12 @ 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Berkshire Botanical Garden, 5 West Stockbridge Road
Stockbridge, MA 01262 United States
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Spend a few minutes or a few hours with your friends and family, working together to make homes for the numerous fairies that roam throughout our Garden. Free for Garden members and children under 12, and to non-members with admission to the Garden.

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Basic Drawing: Observing Nature with Graphite Pencil

August 14 @ 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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Berkshire Botanical Garden, 5 West Stockbridge Road
Stockbridge, MA 01262 United States
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Drawing is a great way to observe nature and have fun recording what you see. Here are the basic concepts and skills to get started. Under the guidance of Carol Ann Morley you will learn how to look at the natural world and give shape and definition to your subject. All levels of ability are welcome. Bring a bag lunch. Materials list at the Garden website.

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The Caterpillar Lab

August 17 @ 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Berkshire Botanical Garden, 5 West Stockbridge Road
Stockbridge, MA 01262 United States
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Come meet and learn about some little-known native critters! We’ll have a guest educator from The Caterpillar Lab to explain caterpillar biology and tell incredible but true stories about the creatures' strange and surprising adaptations. Free for Garden members and children under 12, and to non-members with admission to the Garden.

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Spinning Angora Rabbit Wool

August 18 @ 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Berkshire Botanical Garden, 5 West Stockbridge Road
Stockbridge, MA 01262 United States
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Meet Dante, BBG’s angora rabbit, learn to harvest his wool (he loves to be groomed), and try spinning it into yarn. Free for Garden members and children under 12, and to non-members with admission to the Garden.

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Worm Houses

August 19 @ 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Berkshire Botanical Garden, 5 West Stockbridge Road
Stockbridge, MA 01262 United States
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Learn about worms and how to make worm composting bins in this journey into the world of underground botany. We’ll take a close look at soil and what it is made up of, including what lives in it. Free for Garden members and children under 12, and to non-members with admission to the Garden.

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Wet Felting with Sheep Wool

August 24 @ 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Berkshire Botanical Garden, 5 West Stockbridge Road
Stockbridge, MA 01262 United States
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Learn about the importance of wool and the animals that wear it! A great workshop for all ages, participants will card sheep wool and create a felted project to take home. Free for Garden members and children under 12, and to non-members with admission to the Garden

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The Fabulous Snakes of Berkshire County

August 25 @ 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Berkshire Botanical Garden, 5 West Stockbridge Road
Stockbridge, MA 01262 United States
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Follow along with Tom Tyning, Professor of Environmental Science at Berkshire Community College. This program is designed for all ages and highlights some of the least known and most fascinating animals of our backyard. The illustrated talk will include methods of identifying snakes, a bit about their biology, interesting tidbits about their behaviors and the methods that snakes use to protect themselves and reproduce. Free for Garden members and children under 12, and to non-members with admission to the Garden.

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Bee Houses

August 26 @ 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Berkshire Botanical Garden, 5 West Stockbridge Road
Stockbridge, MA 01262 United States
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Learn about honey bees and how they thrive in their homes. There will be an observation box to look up close at what honey bees do inside their hive. In addition, we’ll make small bee condos out of wood for our native bees. Free for Garden members and children under 12, and to non-members with admission to the Garden.

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$25 - $30

Offsite Field Study: Digging Dahlias

August 31 @ 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Berkshire Botanical Garden, 5 West Stockbridge Road
Stockbridge, MA 01262 United States
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Indulge in Dalias at Something to Crow About where grower Amanda Chase will lead our group through her collection of 2500 plants (over 200 cultivars) to see these beauties in full flower. Learn the best varieties to grow and tips for maintaining these plants from year to year, and add to or start your own collection. Directions provided upon registration.

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