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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/

February 2019

Plant Shadows – Art Exhibition

February 19 @ 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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An event every day that begins at 9:00am, repeating until March 1, 2019

Berkshire Botanical Garden, 5 West Stockbridge Road
Stockbridge, MA 01262 United States
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Plant Shadows explores print making through cyantotypes -- objects arranged on light-sensitive paper and exposed to UV light or sunshine, to produce images. This plein-air process vividly captures the silhouettes of plants, weeds, and shrubs from the artist's garden in the Berkshires. In the Center House Leonhardt Galleries. Free admission. Weekdays 9am-4pm, Weekends 11am-3pm.

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Planting Plan Design Studio

February 20 @ 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
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An event every week that begins at 5:30pm on Wednesday, repeating until March 6, 2019

Berkshire Botanical Garden, 5 West Stockbridge Road
Stockbridge, MA 01262 United States
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Learn how to design a planting plan for private and public garden spaces. Explore the manipulation of space by using plant material through a series of exercises dealing with form, color, and texture. Students will consider the nature of plant characteristics in specific design settings. For prerequisites and materials list visit our website (8 Classes).

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Maple Sugaring at Home

February 23 @ 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Berkshire Botanical Garden, 5 West Stockbridge Road
Stockbridge, MA 01262 United States
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$25 – $35

This workshop will demonstrate the beloved New England tradition of making maple syrup at home, using the sugar bush on the grounds of the Berkshire Botanical Garden. Chris Wellens, Director of Education at BBG, will cover all aspects of maple sugaring: identifying suitable trees, the when and how of collecting sap, the boiling down process for the home setting, and preserving the syrup for year-round use. Participants will walk through the BBG sugarbush, install spiles, consider collection schedules, and boil…

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March 2019

Cultivating the Designer’s Mind

March 2 @ 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Berkshire Botanical Garden, 5 West Stockbridge Road
Stockbridge, MA 01262 United States
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$10 – $15

Long in production, Cultivating the Designers Mind — Principles and Process of Coherent Landscape Design, is a culmination of sixty years of studying, teaching and practicing landscape design. While the book is intended for all land-related professions, landscape architects, architects, planners and engineers, it is both accessible to and useful for all audiences. By personal experience, its principles and processes are widely applicable to much of common life. Highly illustrated with real world examples, this book includes Walter’s compelling watercolor…

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Winter’s End: A Feast to Celebrate the Transition of the Seasons

March 2 @ 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Berkshire Botanical Garden, 5 West Stockbridge Road
Stockbridge, MA 01262 United States
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$45 – $55

Eating seasonally can get a little tricky in the time between the seasons. This will be a hands-on class, so push up your sleeves and get ready to make Winter Borscht, Herb and Goat Cheese Popovers, Radicchio and Chickpeas with Creamy Lemon Dressing, and Baked Apples with Maple Ice Cream. We'll wrap it up with a light meal together, to truly celebrate the bounty of the Berkshires.

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The Bulb Show

March 4 @ 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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An event every week that begins at 9:00am on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, repeating until March 29, 2019

An event every week that begins at 8:00am on Sunday and Saturday, repeating until March 24, 2019

Berkshire Botanical Garden, 5 West Stockbridge Road
Stockbridge, MA 01262 United States
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Our Fitzpatrick Conservatory is a welcomed harbinger of spring from March 4 to 29 for the Garden’s annual exhibition of New England springtime flowering bulbs and a collection of blooming South African bulbs rarely seen in the northeast.The Bulb Show is the Garden’s annual springtime gift to the community. Come see this unique pairing of flowering bulbs and get a unique glimpse of early spring. Visit often, as different bulbs will be blooming throughout the month! Free and open to…

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Creating a Varroa Management Plan

March 9 @ 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Berkshire Botanical Garden, 5 West Stockbridge Road
Stockbridge, MA 01262 United States
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$10 – $25

Keeping Varroa mites under control in a honeybee colony can be hard and confusing. This workshop is on how to choose and combine treatment options in order to create a mite management plan. She will explain the theory of Integrated Pest Management, review mite treatment options and discuss the most effective non-chemical management tools.

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Cheese Making at Home

March 9 @ 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Berkshire Botanical Garden, 5 West Stockbridge Road
Stockbridge, MA 01262 United States
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$35 – $45

Learn how to make a simple, delicious cheese in your own kitchen. This workshop will cover equipment, supplies, and basic techniques used in making nearly all types of cheese. While making 3 types of cheese, fresh from start to finish, an emphasis will be on making a unique cheese unlike any at your local grocery store. After enjoying the fresh-made cheeses, each person will take home instructions and a set of ingredients to make a batch or two at home.

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Beekeeping 101: An Introduction to Backyard Beekeeping

March 16 @ 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Berkshire Botanical Garden, 5 West Stockbridge Road
Stockbridge, MA 01262 United States
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$65 – $75

This all-day program will give first year beekeepers the tools they need to start off their new hobby on the right foot. Topics will include honey bee biology, equipment, hive installation methods, basic pest management, honey and wax harvesting, and hive management through the seasons. A hands-on demonstration of installing a hive will follow this talk at a later date depending on the arrival date of the bees. Price includes lunch.

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Drawing Nature: Treasures from the Seashore

March 19 @ 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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An event every day that begins at 10:00am, repeating until March 21, 2019

Berkshire Botanical Garden, 5 West Stockbridge Road
Stockbridge, MA 01262 United States
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Find inspiration in seashore treasures. Bring to life the beauty of shells, pebbles and other wondrous shapes. Explore their structure and intricate details and learn how to create the silky shine of seaweed, surface of driftwood and other textural surfaces. Make graphite studies of your specimens and find out how to select the right tonal values to give form to a white shell or black pebble. From graphite sketches to realistic renderings, create a fun-filled page of beach treasures. Students…

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Home Orchard Management

March 23 @ 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Berkshire Botanical Garden, 5 West Stockbridge Road
Stockbridge, MA 01262 United States
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This workshop covers complementary sprays backed by biodiversity and soil health to set the stage for successfully growing tree fruit here. Learn how fungal disease becomes manageable with wise variety choices and enhanced soil biology. Even major insect challenges can be resolved safely.Bring a bag lunch.

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May 2019

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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Held the first Sunday of May and honoring the Garden’s director who served the horticultural community from 1954 – 1984, Roy Boutard Day is a free event celebrating the opening of the Garden’s 85th season.

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June 2019

Fête des Fleurs

June 8 @ 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Berkshire Botanical Garden, 5 West Stockbridge Road
Stockbridge, MA 01262 United States
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Our annual Fête des Fleurs is THE garden party of the season, and this year we celebrate the opening of Lucy's Garden, donated last autumn by Lucy and Nat Day and considered one of the finest collections of topiaries in North America. The event includes an official naming of the topiary characters, among them cavorting frogs, a hunting dog and pheasant, and Jumbo the elephant with his multi-ton root ball, howdah with glass ball finials, and water-spouting trunk. Be prepared…

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July 2019

The Woodworkers Guild Show

July 27 @ 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Berkshire Botanical Garden, 5 West Stockbridge Road
Stockbridge, MA 01262 United States
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$3 – $5

Each summer, the Garden hosts the Berkshire Woodworkers Guild Fine Arts Show and Silent Auction, when Guild members exhibit and sell unique, hand-made products ranging from furniture to musical instruments. Guild members also provide ongoing demonstrations highlighting their trade and providing an educational component to the weekend event.    

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August 2019

The Grow Show

August 10 @ 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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One event on August 11, 2019 at 10:00am

Berkshire Botanical Garden, 5 West Stockbridge Road
Stockbridge, MA 01262 United States
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Backyard gardeners are the celebrity growers at the 49th annual Grow Show, where their summer harvest and floral designs are spotlighted in this upbeat, judged event featuring nearly 80 horticulture classes in divisions including annuals, perennials, biennials, vegetables, fruits and berries, container grown plants and dish gardens, among others. It’s considered the “You Grow it and We Show it” event of the season — a time when busy gardeners have an opportunity to exhibit their bounty and enjoy a festive…

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October 2019

Harvest Festival

October 12 @ 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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One event on October 13, 2019 at 10:00am

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

Considered one of the Berkshire’s most iconic autumn 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, pony and hay rides, games, live entertainment, over 100 regional artisan vendors, a farm market, tag and plant sales, and education offerings scheduled throughout the weekend. Proceeds from this event benefit the Garden’s horticulture and education programs.

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December 2019

Holiday Marketplace

December 7 @ 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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One event on December 8, 2019 at 8:00am

Berkshire Botanical Garden, 5 West Stockbridge Road
Stockbridge, MA 01262 United States
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This annual year-end event finds the Garden transformed into a glistening holiday market featuring the Gallery of Wreaths, a Garden tradition offering one-of-a-kind wreaths created by some of the area’s most talented designers and artists. A holiday plant sale features hand-selected flowering plants, traditional centerpieces and holiday swags, and regional craft vendors offer a range of products from hand-made giftware and jewelry to beeswax and felted products.

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