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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/

April 2019

Growing a Cutting Garden at Home

April 13, 2019 @ 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Berkshire Botanical Garden, 5 West Stockbridge Road
Stockbridge, MA 01262 United States
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$25 – $35

Cutting gardens are lovely to view, provide fresh-cut flowers and keep your perennial borders from being raided for indoor display. Learn how to grow a small, highly productive cutting garden as an addition to the vegetable patch or as a stand-alone garden. 

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Transplanting Shrubs and Planting Small Ornamental Trees

April 27, 2019 @ 10:00 AM - 1:00 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 through correct timing, placement, and techniques designed to create minimal disturbance and ensure smooth transition to a new site.  Dress for the weather and bring pruners and work gloves

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May 2019

The Lenox Garden Club Daffodil Show

May 4, 2019 @ 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Berkshire Botanical Garden, 5 West Stockbridge Road
Stockbridge, MA 01262 United States
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Held in conjunction with the Garden's annual Roy Boutard Day, we are pleased to once again feature a Daffodil Show on display May 4, 1 - 4 p.m. and Sunday, May 5, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.  in the Center House. Hosted by the Lenox Garden Club, this judged show includes design, horticulture, and photography divisions.

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Roy Boutard Day

May 5, 2019 @ 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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Be-a-Better-Gardener Plants and Answers Plant Sale

May 10, 2019 @ 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Berkshire Botanical Garden, 5 West Stockbridge Road
Stockbridge, MA 01262 United States
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More than a thousand woody and herbaceous plants displayed by habitat, expert gardening advice, select garden vendors, book sale, silent auction, and more. Free admission with plant sales benefitting the Garden’s education and horticulture programs.

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Be-a-Better-Gardener Plants and Answers Plant Sale

May 11, 2019 @ 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Berkshire Botanical Garden, 5 West Stockbridge Road
Stockbridge, MA 01262 United States
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More than a thousand woody and herbaceous plants displayed by habitat, expert gardening advice, select garden vendors, book sale, silent auction, and more. Free admission with plant sales benefitting the Garden’s education and horticulture programs.

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Seasonal Flower Arranging: Talk and Book Signing with Ariella Chezar

May 23, 2019 @ 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Berkshire Botanical Garden, 5 West Stockbridge Road
Stockbridge, MA 01262 United States
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$10 – $15

Meet Ariella Chezar, one of the most sought after and highly regarded floral designers in the world. Her lavishly photographed book provides step-by-step instructions and projects that celebrate the splendor of flowers, the bounty of the changing seasons, and the wild beauty of nature in your home.

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June 2019

Container Gardening

June 1, 2019 @ 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Berkshire Botanical Garden, 5 West Stockbridge Road
Stockbridge, MA 01262 United States
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$80 – $95

Use containers in the landscape to enhance and extend seasonal beauty, produce food and create an authentic sense of place. Learn container designs from functional and conceptual design to pot, plant and soil selection while viewing a slideshow of her latest designs followed by a hands-on demonstration. Students will then create their own pots to bring home.

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Battery Park City Walking Field Study: Garden Designers Showcase

June 6, 2019 @ 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Berkshire Botanical Garden, 5 West Stockbridge Road
Stockbridge, MA 01262 United States
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$70 – $85

Join our staff for a visit to Battery Park City, located at the tip of Manhattan. We will tour this extensive landscape, perhaps one of the most concentrated parkland in America with our engaging instructor David Dew Bruner, who will focus on design. In addition to amazing gardens, there is abundant public art to view, including the Irish Hunger Memorial. Enjoy this stimulating day in the city with some gardening friends. A snack and refreshments will be provided.

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Fête des Fleurs

June 8, 2019 @ 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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Midsummer Night’s Queen

June 30, 2019 @ 6:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Berkshire Botanical Garden, 5 West Stockbridge Road
Stockbridge, MA 01262 United States
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$15

Hosted at the Berkshire Botanical Gardens, and designed to welcome all members of the local LGBTQ community, Midsummer Night's Queen is a celebration of all things queer, creative and magical.The evening will include a performance by local queen Boxxa Vine, costume contest, tacos by Mezze Catering, cash bar featuring various local producers, and of course an all out banger of a dance party with Berkshire County's own DJ BFG.

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July 2019

The Woodworkers Guild Show

July 27, 2019 @ 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

Animals and Us: Exploring Our Connections. Nature Matters

August 2, 2019 @ 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Berkshire Botanical Garden, 5 West Stockbridge Road
Stockbridge, MA 01262 United States
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Meet animal educators, wild, domestic and exotic, maintained by Nature Matters. Nature Matters is home to a diverse collection of animal educators. Many of these animals came to us because they were unable to survive in the wild due to an injury, or they were born in captivity and have never learned how to fend for themselves. This is an interactive, family-friendly, with hands-on opportunities. Free with Garden admission.

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Birds of Prey with Tom Ricardi, Wildlife Rehabilitator

August 9, 2019 @ 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Berkshire Botanical Garden, 5 West Stockbridge Road
Stockbridge, MA 01262 United States
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This program is designed for all ages. Tom will share fascinating facts and information about many different magnificent birds, demonstrate some of their unique behaviors and inspire children of all ages to appreciate, respect and conserve these important members of our wild kingdom. Free with Garden admission.

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The Grow Show

August 10, 2019 @ 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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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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Contained Exuberance Walkabout

August 10, 2019 @ 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Berkshire Botanical Garden, 5 West Stockbridge Road
Stockbridge, MA 01262 United States
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Walking tour with designers of this years. Where the Wild Things Are. Container gardens on display throughout the Garden. Free with admission.

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The Grow Show

August 11, 2019 @ 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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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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Basic Drawing Skills: Observing Nature

August 12, 2019 @ 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. However, it may cease to be fun if you can't achieve the likeness of your subject or you are not sure how to begin your drawing. This two-day drawing workshop will give you the basic concepts and skills to get started. Open to any level student from beginner to those with drawing skills.

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Basic Drawing Skills: Observing Nature

August 13, 2019 @ 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. However, it may cease to be fun if you can't achieve the likeness of your subject or you are not sure how to begin your drawing. This two-day drawing workshop will give you the basic concepts and skills to get started. Open to any level student from beginner to those with drawing skills.

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Portraits from a Garden: Summer’s Treasures

August 14, 2019 @ 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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Bring to life the beauty of garden flowers with colored pencil and graphite. In the classroom, design a composition of flowers or found garden treasures brought from your own garden. Embellish with a butterfly, or a bee or two. Students will have fun working on compositional ideas to make your own garden story. Basic colored pencil techniques will be covered. All levels.

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Portraits from a Garden: Summer’s Treasures

August 15, 2019 @ 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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One event on August 16, 2019 at 10:00 AM

Berkshire Botanical Garden, 5 West Stockbridge Road
Stockbridge, MA 01262 United States
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Bring to life the beauty of garden flowers with colored pencil and graphite. In the classroom, design a composition of flowers or found garden treasures brought from your own garden. Embellish with a butterfly, or a bee or two. Students will have fun working on compositional ideas to make your own garden story. Basic colored pencil techniques will be covered. All levels.

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Portraits from a Garden: Summer’s Treasures

August 16, 2019 @ 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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One event on August 15, 2019 at 10:00 AM

One event on August 16, 2019 at 10:00 AM

Berkshire Botanical Garden, 5 West Stockbridge Road
Stockbridge, MA 01262 United States
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Bring to life the beauty of garden flowers with colored pencil and graphite. In the classroom, design a composition of flowers or found garden treasures brought from your own garden. Embellish with a butterfly, or a bee or two. Students will have fun working on compositional ideas to make your own garden story. Basic colored pencil techniques will be covered. All levels.

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Mammals in the Backyard with Rick Roth

August 16, 2019 @ 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Berkshire Botanical Garden, 5 West Stockbridge Road
Stockbridge, MA 01262 United States
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Get to know our mammals, learn about their natural history, and help develop an appreciation and respect for these wild animals that often live in our own backyards.The talk will feature live specimens including a fisher cat, gray fox, skunk, flying squirrels and more. Free with Garden admission.

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Dog Days of Summer

August 18, 2019 @ 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Berkshire Botanical Garden, 5 West Stockbridge Road
Stockbridge, MA 01262 United States
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A tail-wagging event for families and their canines. Dog friendly vendors, activities, and a romping good time. Free with admission.

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Fall Hive Management for Successful Overwintering of Beehives

August 24, 2019 @ 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Berkshire Botanical Garden, 5 West Stockbridge Road
Stockbridge, MA 01262 United States
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$10 – $15

An in-depth program on fall hive management of honeybees that will focus on how to prepare your beehives to survive the winter, including hive preparation, feeding, and pest control. Ken will provide beekeepers with critical information and most especially timing of important management techniques to prepare hives for the cold. Weather permitting, he will do a hive inspection in the BBG apiary. Bring protective equipment.

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September 2019

An Afternoon of Garden-Inspired Floral Arranging

September 7, 2019 @ 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Berkshire Botanical Garden, 5 West Stockbridge Road
Stockbridge, MA 01262 United States
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Compose a seasonal arrangement while learning the design basics needed to create a dynamic floral centerpieces. Geared towards individuals who have an interest in learning floral design techniques with a focus on garden-sourced material and less traditional arrangements. Price includes materials. Bring a bag lunch and a set of pruners.

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Berkshire Backyard Beekeepers

September 10, 2019 @ 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Berkshire Botanical Garden, 5 West Stockbridge Road
Stockbridge, MA 01262 United States
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Join local beekeepers on the second Tuesday of each month at 6pm on the grounds of Berkshire Botanical Garden. Each month’s meeting, will involve season-appropriate discussions and demonstrations using the BBG apiary, weather permitting.

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Bringing Plants in for the Winter

September 14, 2019 @ 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Berkshire Botanical Garden, 5 West Stockbridge Road
Stockbridge, MA 01262 United States
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$25 – $35

At the end of the summer, what do you do with all those special patio plants that you have fussed over for the summer months? This class will give gardeners tricks of the trade to protect their tender perennials, house plants, woody potted specimens and succulent collections and encourage them to thrive during the winter season. Learn by doing and take home some plant companions. These simple, cost-saving methods will help gardeners multiply their plant supply for the next season’s…

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Northeast Ethnobotany

September 16, 2019 @ 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Berkshire Botanical Garden, 5 West Stockbridge Road
Stockbridge, MA 01262 United States
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Plants shape our lives in many ways: they provide food, fiber and medicine among other uses. This course will explore some of the Indigenous and European ethnobotanical practices of the Northeastern US and their historical context. The phytochemistry of plants and their use as medicine will also be a topic of exploration, along with the ethics of Traditional Ecological Knowledge.

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Building a Dry-Stone Wall

September 28, 2019 @ 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Berkshire Botanical Garden, 5 West Stockbridge Road
Stockbridge, MA 01262 United States
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$80 – $95

A hands-on program covering the basics of dry stone wall building. Starting with a lecture, then a walk through the garden to view a variety of stone walls, and site preparation. Students will learn how to set up a batter frame and cut stone, and will practice laying stones to create structural integrity through interlocking placement. Following the demonstrations, students will work on a dry-stone wall and practice wall-building. The workshop will pay special attention to building a freestanding wall…

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Bonseki Workshop

September 29, 2019 @ 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Berkshire Botanical Garden, 5 West Stockbridge Road
Stockbridge, MA 01262 United States
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This hands-on workshop led by Mariah Baca will focus on bonseki, the ancient Japanese art of creating miniature tabletop landscapes using natural materials. Open to all ages and no experience is required. Preregister at our website as space is limited.

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October 2019

Berkshire Botanical Harvest Festival

October 12, 2019 @ 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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Children’s activities, pony and hay rides, games, live entertainment, over 100 regional artisan vendors, a farm market, tag and plant sales and more! A great family event!

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Berkshire Botanical Harvest Festival

October 13, 2019 @ 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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Children’s activities, pony and hay rides, games, live entertainment, over 100 regional artisan vendors, a farm market, tag and plant sales and more! A great family event!

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November 2019

Rendering 2

November 14, 2019 @ 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Berkshire Botanical Garden, 5 West Stockbridge Road
Stockbridge, MA 01262 United States
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Rendering is a drawing skill necessary for communicating garden designs to clients. This course is the next step for gardening designers following drafting. Structured as a studio class, students will learn the softer side of drawing for design using the B range pencils.

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Heritage New England Cooking

November 16, 2019 @ 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Berkshire Botanical Garden, 5 West Stockbridge Road
Stockbridge, MA 01262 United States
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$55 – $65

Learn the simple but tasty approach to the farmhouse cooking of 150 or more years ago. Participants will experience such dishes as stewed soup, Johnnie Cake, herbed farmer’s cheese and more. Learn the secrets of selecting and caring for cast iron cookware and its health benefits. Local ingredients will be sourced. History can definitely be fun, when you eat it!

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Thanksgiving Side Dishes Reimagined

November 23, 2019 @ 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Berkshire Botanical Garden, 5 West Stockbridge Road
Stockbridge, MA 01262 United States
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$55 – $65

Showstopper sides. They are healthy, easy to make and will become must-dos at your family Thanksgiving celebrations. The best thing is, you can make them anytime during the season, not just for Thanksgiving. Dishes will include butternut squash and Brussel sprouts in agrodolce, sweet potato surprise, and cranberry sauce with maple syrup and ginger.

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Plant Health Care

November 26, 2019 @ 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
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An event every week that begins at 5:30 PM on Tuesday, repeating until December 17, 2019

Berkshire Botanical Garden, 5 West Stockbridge Road
Stockbridge, MA 01262 United States
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This program focuses on factors that affect plant health care, including insects, diseases, pathogens, and abiotic influences. Basic diagnostic techniques will be taught. Learn to minimize potential problems through proper site preparation, plant selection, and placement. Managing problems using biological, chemical, and cultural techniques will be discussed with a focus on IPM (4 classes).

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December 2019

Plant Health Care

December 3, 2019 @ 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
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An event every week that begins at 5:30 PM on Tuesday, repeating until December 17, 2019

Berkshire Botanical Garden, 5 West Stockbridge Road
Stockbridge, MA 01262 United States
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This program focuses on factors that affect plant health care, including insects, diseases, pathogens, and abiotic influences. Basic diagnostic techniques will be taught. Learn to minimize potential problems through proper site preparation, plant selection, and placement. Managing problems using biological, chemical, and cultural techniques will be discussed with a focus on IPM (4 classes).

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Holiday Marketplace

December 7, 2019 @ 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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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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Holiday Marketplace

December 8, 2019 @ 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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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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Plant Health Care

December 10, 2019 @ 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
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An event every week that begins at 5:30 PM on Tuesday, repeating until December 17, 2019

Berkshire Botanical Garden, 5 West Stockbridge Road
Stockbridge, MA 01262 United States
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This program focuses on factors that affect plant health care, including insects, diseases, pathogens, and abiotic influences. Basic diagnostic techniques will be taught. Learn to minimize potential problems through proper site preparation, plant selection, and placement. Managing problems using biological, chemical, and cultural techniques will be discussed with a focus on IPM (4 classes).

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Bark and Buds: Winter Tree ID

December 14, 2019 @ 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Berkshire Botanical Garden, 5 West Stockbridge Road
Stockbridge, MA 01262 United States
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$25 – $35

Discover the many plants that lend bark, buds, fruit and structural interest to the garden in fall and winter. Students will develop the ability to identify winter trees by twig and bud anatomy, bark features and plant architecture while practicing their skills with winter tree dichotomous keys.

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Warmth and Comfort: Cooking with Pleasure through the Depths of Winter

December 14, 2019 @ 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Berkshire Botanical Garden, 5 West Stockbridge Road
Stockbridge, MA 01262 United States
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$55 – $65

As the snow falls and the temperatures dip, we can turn on the stove, pour a glass of wine, and bring our friends and family together around the warmth of the table. Join cookbook author Alana Chernila for a hands-on class where the comfort foods of winter play a starring role. Recipes will include polenta with all the greens, shredded brussels with crispy shallots and pecans, and pear gingerbread with whipped cream.

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Plant Health Care

December 17, 2019 @ 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
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An event every week that begins at 5:30 PM on Tuesday, repeating until December 17, 2019

Berkshire Botanical Garden, 5 West Stockbridge Road
Stockbridge, MA 01262 United States
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This program focuses on factors that affect plant health care, including insects, diseases, pathogens, and abiotic influences. Basic diagnostic techniques will be taught. Learn to minimize potential problems through proper site preparation, plant selection, and placement. Managing problems using biological, chemical, and cultural techniques will be discussed with a focus on IPM (4 classes).

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January 2020

Science of Plant Propagation

January 11 @ 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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Berkshire Botanical Garden, 5 West Stockbridge Road
Stockbridge, MA 01262 United States
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Learn the art and science of plant propagation with a focus on the basic botany needed to understand and successfully propagate plants. Sexual and asexual propagation methods including sowing seeds, cuttings, grafting, layering, and division will be covered. Please bring a bag lunch.

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Science of Plant Propagation

January 12 @ 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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Berkshire Botanical Garden, 5 West Stockbridge Road
Stockbridge, MA 01262 United States
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Learn the art and science of plant propagation with a focus on the basic botany needed to understand and successfully propagate plants. Sexual and asexual propagation methods including sowing seeds, cuttings, grafting, layering, and division will be covered. Please bring a bag lunch.

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Planting Plan Design Studio

January 15 @ 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
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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. Students will consider the nature of plant characteristics in specific design settings. Home architecture will be used for a source of inspiration while honoring the horticultural needs of each plant. For materials list visit our website (8 classes) BBG Members: $350/Non-Members: $385.

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New England and Hudson Valley Heirloom Grape Varieties for the Home Garden

January 18 @ 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Berkshire Botanical Garden, 5 West Stockbridge Road
Stockbridge, MA 01262 United States
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$30 – $40

This class will cover how to grow locally developed heirloom grapes (1840-1890) in your own backyard to produce eating grapes, juices, jellies, and wines. Such vines can also be used for landscaping purposes to create arbors, establish fence lines, and attract wildlife.

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Unborn Sun, Paintings by John Gordon Gauld. Meet the Artist

January 19 @ 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Berkshire Botanical Garden, 5 West Stockbridge Road
Stockbridge, MA 01262 United States
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Compositions depict assemblages that seem unintentional at first, but with sustained attention, reveal a myriad of calculated, symbolic associations. The artist employs rare, historic pigments including cinnabar, lapis lazuli, malachite, and madder root. In combination, these pigments produce a unique visual experience that beckons time-honored, first hand observation and stands in opposition to the proliferation of digital media.

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Sustainable Garden Care & Maintenance

January 21 @ 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
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An event every week that begins at 5:30 PM on Tuesday, repeating until February 11, 2020

Berkshire Botanical Garden, 5 West Stockbridge Road
Stockbridge, MA 01262 United States
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Learn about the maintenance considerations that should be integrated into the design process. Students’ horticultural knowledge will expand to factor sustainable maintenance concerns with cost effectiveness into plant selection. Learn procedures for perennials, woody plants, and lawns, including transplanting, staking, fertilizing, winterizing, mulching, plant pathology, and pest control with an emphasis on deer control. (4 classes) BBG Members: $180/Non-Members: $195.

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Planting Plan Design Studio

January 22 @ 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
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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. Students will consider the nature of plant characteristics in specific design settings. Home architecture will be used for a source of inspiration while honoring the horticultural needs of each plant. For materials list visit our website (8 classes) BBG Members: $350/Non-Members: $385.

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Cheese Making at Home

January 26 @ 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Berkshire Botanical Garden, 5 West Stockbridge Road
Stockbridge, MA 01262 United States
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$55 – $65

Learn how to make a simple, delicious cheese in your own kitchen. BBG’s own Chris Wellens 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…

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Sustainable Garden Care & Maintenance

January 28 @ 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
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An event every week that begins at 5:30 PM on Tuesday, repeating until February 11, 2020

Berkshire Botanical Garden, 5 West Stockbridge Road
Stockbridge, MA 01262 United States
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Learn about the maintenance considerations that should be integrated into the design process. Students’ horticultural knowledge will expand to factor sustainable maintenance concerns with cost effectiveness into plant selection. Learn procedures for perennials, woody plants, and lawns, including transplanting, staking, fertilizing, winterizing, mulching, plant pathology, and pest control with an emphasis on deer control. (4 classes) BBG Members: $180/Non-Members: $195.

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Planting Plan Design Studio

January 29 @ 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
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One event on January 22, 2020 at 5:30 PM

One event on January 29, 2020 at 5:30 PM

One event on February 5, 2020 at 5:30 PM

One event on February 12, 2020 at 5:30 PM

One event on February 12, 2020 at 5:30 PM

One event on February 19, 2020 at 5:30 PM

One event on February 26, 2020 at 5:30 PM

One event on March 4, 2020 at 5:30 PM

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. Students will consider the nature of plant characteristics in specific design settings. Home architecture will be used for a source of inspiration while honoring the horticultural needs of each plant. For materials list visit our website (8 classes) BBG Members: $350/Non-Members: $385.

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February 2020

Savory and Sweet Hand Pies

February 1 @ 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Berkshire Botanical Garden, 5 West Stockbridge Road
Stockbridge, MA 01262 United States
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$55 – $65

Making hand pies is fun! Let’s roll up our sleeves and get messy. Learn how to make an easy cream cheese dough that is perfect for making hand pies. The fillings will be mushroom, spiced pumpkin apple butter and cranberry maple cream cheese. There is nothing like popping a hot hand pie into your mouth!

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Sustainable Garden Care & Maintenance

February 4 @ 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
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An event every week that begins at 5:30 PM on Tuesday, repeating until February 11, 2020

Berkshire Botanical Garden, 5 West Stockbridge Road
Stockbridge, MA 01262 United States
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Learn about the maintenance considerations that should be integrated into the design process. Students’ horticultural knowledge will expand to factor sustainable maintenance concerns with cost effectiveness into plant selection. Learn procedures for perennials, woody plants, and lawns, including transplanting, staking, fertilizing, winterizing, mulching, plant pathology, and pest control with an emphasis on deer control. (4 classes) BBG Members: $180/Non-Members: $195.

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Planting Plan Design Studio

February 5 @ 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
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One event on January 22, 2020 at 5:30 PM

One event on January 29, 2020 at 5:30 PM

One event on February 5, 2020 at 5:30 PM

One event on February 12, 2020 at 5:30 PM

One event on February 12, 2020 at 5:30 PM

One event on February 19, 2020 at 5:30 PM

One event on February 26, 2020 at 5:30 PM

One event on March 4, 2020 at 5:30 PM

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. Students will consider the nature of plant characteristics in specific design settings. Home architecture will be used for a source of inspiration while honoring the horticultural needs of each plant. For materials list visit our website (8 classes) BBG Members: $350/Non-Members: $385.

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Sustainable Garden Care & Maintenance

February 11 @ 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
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An event every week that begins at 5:30 PM on Tuesday, repeating until February 11, 2020

Berkshire Botanical Garden, 5 West Stockbridge Road
Stockbridge, MA 01262 United States
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Learn about the maintenance considerations that should be integrated into the design process. Students’ horticultural knowledge will expand to factor sustainable maintenance concerns with cost effectiveness into plant selection. Learn procedures for perennials, woody plants, and lawns, including transplanting, staking, fertilizing, winterizing, mulching, plant pathology, and pest control with an emphasis on deer control. (4 classes) BBG Members: $180/Non-Members: $195.

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Planting Plan Design Studio

February 12 @ 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
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One event on January 22, 2020 at 5:30 PM

One event on January 29, 2020 at 5:30 PM

One event on February 5, 2020 at 5:30 PM

One event on February 12, 2020 at 5:30 PM

One event on February 12, 2020 at 5:30 PM

One event on February 19, 2020 at 5:30 PM

One event on February 26, 2020 at 5:30 PM

One event on March 4, 2020 at 5:30 PM

Berkshire Botanical Garden, 5 West Stockbridge Road
Stockbridge, MA 01262 United States
+ Google Map

Learn how to design a planting plan for private and public garden spaces. Students will consider the nature of plant characteristics in specific design settings. Home architecture will be used for a source of inspiration while honoring the horticultural needs of each plant. For materials list visit our website (8 classes) BBG Members: $350/Non-Members: $385.

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Planting Plan Design Studio

February 19 @ 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
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One event on January 22, 2020 at 5:30 PM

One event on January 29, 2020 at 5:30 PM

One event on February 5, 2020 at 5:30 PM

One event on February 12, 2020 at 5:30 PM

One event on February 12, 2020 at 5:30 PM

One event on February 19, 2020 at 5:30 PM

One event on February 26, 2020 at 5:30 PM

One event on March 4, 2020 at 5:30 PM

Berkshire Botanical Garden, 5 West Stockbridge Road
Stockbridge, MA 01262 United States
+ Google Map

Learn how to design a planting plan for private and public garden spaces. Students will consider the nature of plant characteristics in specific design settings. Home architecture will be used for a source of inspiration while honoring the horticultural needs of each plant. For materials list visit our website (8 classes) BBG Members: $350/Non-Members: $385.

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Tree Care for Gardeners

February 21 @ 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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An event every week that begins at 1:00 PM on Friday, repeating until March 6, 2020

Berkshire Botanical Garden, 5 West Stockbridge Road
Stockbridge, MA 01262 United States
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The goal of this class is to empower horticulturists to better understand the largest plants in the landscape. Learn the basics of tree biology and identification, the tree’s role in the ecosystem, proper selection, siting, planting considerations, pruning of young trees, fertilization, pest identification and when to call in the certified arborist. (3 classes)

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Winter Lecture by Tom Coward – The Legacy of Wild Gardener William Robinson

February 22 @ 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Berkshire Botanical Garden, 5 West Stockbridge Road
Stockbridge, MA 01262 United States
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$35 – $45

In 2010, Tom Coward joined Gravetye Manor in Sussex, England and set about the restoration of the garden. The historic gardens of Gravetye Manor were established in 1885 by writer and gardener William Robinson. Situated in the Ashdown Forest of Sussex— the basis of A.A. Milne’s Winnie the Pooh books— this would become Robinson’s inspiration for the creation of the English natural or wild gardens. Building on his experience and drawing from the inspiration of North American meadows, Coward will…

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Planting Plan Design Studio

February 26 @ 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
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One event on January 22, 2020 at 5:30 PM

One event on January 29, 2020 at 5:30 PM

One event on February 5, 2020 at 5:30 PM

One event on February 12, 2020 at 5:30 PM

One event on February 12, 2020 at 5:30 PM

One event on February 19, 2020 at 5:30 PM

One event on February 26, 2020 at 5:30 PM

One event on March 4, 2020 at 5:30 PM

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. Students will consider the nature of plant characteristics in specific design settings. Home architecture will be used for a source of inspiration while honoring the horticultural needs of each plant. For materials list visit our website (8 classes) BBG Members: $350/Non-Members: $385.

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Tree Care for Gardeners

February 28 @ 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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An event every week that begins at 1:00 PM on Friday, repeating until March 6, 2020

Berkshire Botanical Garden, 5 West Stockbridge Road
Stockbridge, MA 01262 United States
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The goal of this class is to empower horticulturists to better understand the largest plants in the landscape. Learn the basics of tree biology and identification, the tree’s role in the ecosystem, proper selection, siting, planting considerations, pruning of young trees, fertilization, pest identification and when to call in the certified arborist. (3 classes)

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Goodbye Gluten! Baking with Alternative Grains

February 29 @ 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Berkshire Botanical Garden, 5 West Stockbridge Road
Stockbridge, MA 01262 United States
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$55 – $65

In this class we will make sweet and savory recipes, all designed to highlight the fun and flavorful ways that gluten-free baking can take you in new and delicious directions. We will cover a wide array of possibilities including French and American classics

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The Perennial Plant Palette – Combinations for Every Garden

February 29 @ 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Berkshire Botanical Garden, 5 West Stockbridge Road
Stockbridge, MA 01262 United States
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$25 – $35

With so many plants to choose from, how can one be sure of creating successful perennial garden designs? Analyze the site, pick the right plants for that habitat and create winning combinations based on growth habit, foliage, and flowers. Need some help? Join perennial plant expert, Robert Herman, as he provides inspiration through examples of wonderful combinations for every type of gardening situation.

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March 2020

Planting Plan Design Studio

March 4 @ 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on January 22, 2020 at 5:30 PM

One event on January 29, 2020 at 5:30 PM

One event on February 5, 2020 at 5:30 PM

One event on February 12, 2020 at 5:30 PM

One event on February 12, 2020 at 5:30 PM

One event on February 19, 2020 at 5:30 PM

One event on February 26, 2020 at 5:30 PM

One event on March 4, 2020 at 5:30 PM

Berkshire Botanical Garden, 5 West Stockbridge Road
Stockbridge, MA 01262 United States
+ Google Map

Learn how to design a planting plan for private and public garden spaces. Students will consider the nature of plant characteristics in specific design settings. Home architecture will be used for a source of inspiration while honoring the horticultural needs of each plant. For materials list visit our website (8 classes) BBG Members: $350/Non-Members: $385.

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Tree Care for Gardeners

March 6 @ 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 1:00 PM on Friday, repeating until March 6, 2020

Berkshire Botanical Garden, 5 West Stockbridge Road
Stockbridge, MA 01262 United States
+ Google Map

The goal of this class is to empower horticulturists to better understand the largest plants in the landscape. Learn the basics of tree biology and identification, the tree’s role in the ecosystem, proper selection, siting, planting considerations, pruning of young trees, fertilization, pest identification and when to call in the certified arborist. (3 classes)

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Designing with Native Plants

March 7 @ 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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One event on March 14, 2020 at 10:00 AM

Berkshire Botanical Garden, 5 West Stockbridge Road
Stockbridge, MA 01262 United States
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$120 – $130

Led by Drew Monthie, this survey plant identification class covers horticulturally significant North American native plants that thrive in the Berkshires and surrounding tri-state region. Both herbaceous and woody plants will be covered, with special focus on plant communities and garden worthy, low maintenance plants that work well in the managed landscape. Information on cultural requirements, maintenance, plant combinations and associations will form the framework of this course (2 classes).

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Expert Honey Tasting

March 7 @ 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Berkshire Botanical Garden, 5 West Stockbridge Road
Stockbridge, MA 01262 United States
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$55 – $65

Learn the methods of sensory analysis used by sommeliers to taste and evaluate honey like an expert. The art of honey tasting is as complex as skills used by a wine or olive oil sommelier. If you are looking to improve your knowledge of honey and your tasting skills you should attend this workshop, which is appropriate for those who appreciate honey and beekeepers alike. Copies of The Honey Connoisseur will be available for purchase and signing by Marina.

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Container Garden Design

March 11 @ 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
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One event on March 18, 2020 at 5:30 PM

One event on March 25, 2020 at 5:30 PM

Berkshire Botanical Garden, 5 West Stockbridge Road
Stockbridge, MA 01262 United States
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$135 – $145

Acquire a knowledge of the skills required for beautiful and successful container garden. Get to know the plants that thrive in containers and how to care for them. This class will cover practical aspects of gardening with plants that do double duty as housescape plants in the winter and container plants in summer. Consider container selection, siting, planting, growing, controlling pests, and maintaining moveable gardens. (3 classes)

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Designing with Native Plants

March 14 @ 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on March 14, 2020 at 10:00 AM

Berkshire Botanical Garden, 5 West Stockbridge Road
Stockbridge, MA 01262 United States
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$120 – $130

Led by Drew Monthie, this survey plant identification class covers horticulturally significant North American native plants that thrive in the Berkshires and surrounding tri-state region. Both herbaceous and woody plants will be covered, with special focus on plant communities and garden worthy, low maintenance plants that work well in the managed landscape. Information on cultural requirements, maintenance, plant combinations and associations will form the framework of this course (2 classes).

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The Earth in Her Hands: 75 Extraordinary Women Working in the World of Plants

March 14 @ 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Berkshire Botanical Garden, 5 West Stockbridge Road
Stockbridge, MA 01262 United States
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$25 – $35

Jennifer Jewell explores and celebrates how the plant world is improved not only by greater representation of women, but also by diversity amongst those women. It chronicles how working in the world of plants is a more viable and creative career path for women than ever before and how the plant-work world is demonstrating greater social and environmental responsibility, in large part due to women’s contributions.

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May 2020

Beekeeping 101 with Berkshire Botanical Garden

May 9 @ 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Berkshire Botanical Garden, 5 West Stockbridge Road
Stockbridge, MA 01262 United States
$25 – $35

Beekeeping 101 is an online class offered by Berkshire Botanical Garden. Led by former BBG Director of Education Chris Wellens, this four-hour online 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 and health, hive installation, and hive management through the seasons. BBG Members $25, Non Members $35

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Foraged and Farmed, Spring Flower Arranging

May 15 @ 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Berkshire Botanical Garden, 5 West Stockbridge Road
Stockbridge, MA 01262 United States
$15 – $20

Online Class - Learn step-by-step to create stunning seasonal arrangements. Explore combining foraged and store purchased florals. Learn about shape and color, as well as useful tips for how to make your arrangements last. Use our materials list to have the items on hand you’ll need to create your arrangement in real time. Berkshire Botanical Garden Members: $15.00, Non-Members: $20.00

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Weaving with Natural Materials

May 17 @ 10:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Berkshire Botanical Garden, 5 West Stockbridge Road
Stockbridge, MA 01262 United States
$25 – $35

Online Class - Join fiber artist Jamie Goldenberg of Hart Textiles in Housatonic, MA, to explore the art of weaving. Create a small basket using foraged natural materials. Build the foundational knowledge you’ll need to begin creating vessels and sculptural pieces on your own. This online course includes materials which can be picked up curbside at BBG or Hart Studios. Berkshire Botanical Garden Members: $25.00, Non Members: $35.00

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The World of Peonies

May 24 @ 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Berkshire Botanical Garden, 5 West Stockbridge Road
Stockbridge, MA 01262 United States
$20 – $25

Online Class - Learn the botany and cultivation history of the various types of peonies from China, Japan, and the US. Attendees will learn how to create a successful peony garden, including growing requirements for New England. Additionally, Dan will bring us on a virtual tour of his garden to see a variety of cultivars in bloom. A unique opportunity to learn from one of the North East’s premier peony growers. Berkshire Botanical Garden Members: $20.00, Non Members: $25.00

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June 2020

Cultivating Mushrooms at Home: Winecaps, Oysters, and Shiitakes

June 7 @ 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Berkshire Botanical Garden, 5 West Stockbridge Road
Stockbridge, MA 01262 United States
$45 – $55

This online class is fully registered. Come explore the fascinating realm of growing mushrooms in this online class with Willie Crosby of Fungi Ally. Learn about the basic mushroom life cycle and the important ecological roles that fungi fill. Discussion will focus on several different methods of mushroom cultivation on wood, including shiitakes on logs, oysters on totems, and wine cap mushrooms on wood chips. Leave with the tools and knowledge to start cultivating mushrooms in your garden! All participants…

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Berkshire Botanical Garden Opening Day

June 8 @ 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Berkshire Botanical Garden, 5 West Stockbridge Road
Stockbridge, MA 01262 United States
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Free – $7.50

We warmly welcome you back to the Garden! We're so excited to finally open for the season and eagerly await our first visitors beginning on Monday, June 8. Timed admission tickets are required by all and can be purchased online or by phone starting tomorrow, June 4. Thanks to a generous grant from the Dorothea L. Leonhardt Foundation, Inc., we are pleased to offer free admission Sundays and Mondays and half-price admission Tuesdays through Saturdays through Columbus Day. Prepaid, timed…

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Weaving with Natural Materials

June 14 @ 10:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Berkshire Botanical Garden, 5 West Stockbridge Road
Stockbridge, MA 01262 United States
$25 – $35

Online Class - Join fiber artist Jamie Goldenberg of Hart Textiles in Housatonic, MA, to explore the art of weaving. Create a small basket using foraged natural materials. Build the foundational knowledge you’ll need to begin creating vessels and sculptural pieces on your own. This online course includes materials which can be picked up curbside at BBG or Hart Studios. Berkshire Botanical Gardem Members: $25.00, Non-Members: $35.00

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Mother Nature: Our New Therapist for Mind, Body & Soul – Online

June 15 @ 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
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An event every week that begins at 6:00 PM on Monday, repeating until June 29, 2020

Berkshire Botanical Garden, 5 West Stockbridge Road
Stockbridge, MA 01262 United States
$40 – $45

This is an online event. In this world of social distancing and self-quarantine, we’ve come to recognize the significance of relationship’s with each other, our environment and our personal living spaces. In this three-class series, get back to your roots and cultivate the tools offered to us by Mother Nature for stress management, mindfulness and restoration. (3 classes) Members: $40/Non-Members $45

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Planting Design Part 1: Form and Texture in Planting Design

June 16 @ 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
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An event every week that begins at 5:30 PM on Tuesday, repeating until July 7, 2020

Berkshire Botanical Garden, 5 West Stockbridge Road
Stockbridge, MA 01262 United States
$100 – $110

This is an online event series. For the home gardener or professional. Develop the skills you need to create effective planting designs. Explore the use of form and texture as it applies to plant choice and design in the ornamental garden. Design concepts and presentation will be covered. Learn representative drawing techniques to use in your designs. (5 classes) Members: $100/Non-Members: $110

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Container Garden Design

June 17 @ 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
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An event every week that begins at 5:30 PM on Wednesday, repeating until June 24, 2020

Berkshire Botanical Garden, 5 West Stockbridge Road
Stockbridge, MA 01262 United States
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$75 – $85

This is an online event series. Learn to create beautiful and successful container gardens. Start with techniques for overwintering tropicals, tender perennials, bulbs, annuals and more without a greenhouse, through storage of dormant plants, seed collection, cuttings, divisions and other simple techniques. Members: $75, Non-Members: $85

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Takeover Thursday #intheBerkshires at Berkshire Botanical Garden

June 18 @ 4:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Berkshire Botanical Garden, 5 West Stockbridge Road
Stockbridge, MA 01262 United States

This is an online event. Join us on Thursday afternoon at 4PM for a Facebook Live takeover by the iconic Berkshire destination, Berkshire Botanical Garden. On June 18th, tune into our Facebook page to enjoy a virtual stroll through the beautiful blooms.

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Herbalism for Trying Times – Online

June 18 @ 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
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An event every week that begins at 5:30 PM on Thursday, repeating until July 2, 2020

Berkshire Botanical Garden, 5 West Stockbridge Road
Stockbridge, MA 01262 United States
$38 – $42

This is an online event. Deepen your home herbal medicine knowledge to build resiliency. Learn simple ways to maintain a strong wellness foundation during these uncertain times with (1) Lyme disease prevention and treatment protocols; (2) ethical foraging, plant identification and recipes; (3) seasonal allergy support. Kitchen demos are included in each class to prepare you to build your home herbal apothecary. Participants may take individual classes as stand-alones or register for all three at once to receive a discount.…

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Early Summer Florals with Flower Scout – Online

June 19 @ 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Berkshire Botanical Garden, 5 West Stockbridge Road
Stockbridge, MA 01262 United States
$15 – $20

This is an online event. As summer begins in earnest, we witness an abundance of new flowers and foliage emerging in the landscape. Learn how to cut, arrange and keep a long-lasting arrangement in your home, using plants and flowers you can find in the fields, woodland edges and garden. Learn the principles of floral design and some favorite cut flowers to grow in your own garden. Members: $15/Non-Members: $20

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Mother Nature: Our New Therapist for Mind, Body & Soul – Online

June 22 @ 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 6:00 PM on Monday, repeating until June 29, 2020

Berkshire Botanical Garden, 5 West Stockbridge Road
Stockbridge, MA 01262 United States
$40 – $45

This is an online event. In this world of social distancing and self-quarantine, we’ve come to recognize the significance of relationship’s with each other, our environment and our personal living spaces. In this three-class series, get back to your roots and cultivate the tools offered to us by Mother Nature for stress management, mindfulness and restoration. (3 classes) Members: $40/Non-Members $45

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Planting Design Part 1: Form and Texture in Planting Design

June 23 @ 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 5:30 PM on Tuesday, repeating until July 7, 2020

Berkshire Botanical Garden, 5 West Stockbridge Road
Stockbridge, MA 01262 United States
$100 – $110

This is an online event series. For the home gardener or professional. Develop the skills you need to create effective planting designs. Explore the use of form and texture as it applies to plant choice and design in the ornamental garden. Design concepts and presentation will be covered. Learn representative drawing techniques to use in your designs. (5 classes) Members: $100/Non-Members: $110

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Bake Gluten-Free Scones for Early Summer – Online

June 24 @ 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Berkshire Botanical Garden, 5 West Stockbridge Road
Stockbridge, MA 01262 United States
$15 – $20

This is an online event. Learn ways to make your baking healthier and more delicious by incorporating gluten-free recipes. Explore variations in baking scones using different gluten-free flour and flavoring options. Create seasonal accompaniments using an abundance of flavors from the garden, including curds, compotes and a refreshing herbal beverage. Members: $15/Non-Members: $20

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Container Garden Design

June 24 @ 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
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An event every week that begins at 5:30 PM on Wednesday, repeating until June 24, 2020

Berkshire Botanical Garden, 5 West Stockbridge Road
Stockbridge, MA 01262 United States
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$75 – $85

This is an online event series. Learn to create beautiful and successful container gardens. Start with techniques for overwintering tropicals, tender perennials, bulbs, annuals and more without a greenhouse, through storage of dormant plants, seed collection, cuttings, divisions and other simple techniques. Members: $75, Non-Members: $85

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Herbalism for Trying Times – Online

June 25 @ 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 5:30 PM on Thursday, repeating until July 2, 2020

Berkshire Botanical Garden, 5 West Stockbridge Road
Stockbridge, MA 01262 United States
$38 – $42

This is an online event. Deepen your home herbal medicine knowledge to build resiliency. Learn simple ways to maintain a strong wellness foundation during these uncertain times with (1) Lyme disease prevention and treatment protocols; (2) ethical foraging, plant identification and recipes; (3) seasonal allergy support. Kitchen demos are included in each class to prepare you to build your home herbal apothecary. Participants may take individual classes as stand-alones or register for all three at once to receive a discount.…

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Spirit of Place: The Making of a New England Garden – Online

June 25 @ 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Berkshire Botanical Garden, 5 West Stockbridge Road
Stockbridge, MA 01262 United States
$10 – $15

This is an online event. The first event in our new book club series. Join author Bill Noble as he talks about the making of his Vermont garden, including its evolution, sources of design inspiration and the principles that guided its creation. Noble draws connections between his own garden and the gardens that inspired it. In this richly illustrated talk, Bill shows how he uses a variety of trees, shrubs and hardy perennials to create planting compositions of foliage and…

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Mother Nature: Our New Therapist for Mind, Body & Soul – Online

June 29 @ 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 6:00 PM on Monday, repeating until June 29, 2020

Berkshire Botanical Garden, 5 West Stockbridge Road
Stockbridge, MA 01262 United States
$40 – $45

This is an online event. In this world of social distancing and self-quarantine, we’ve come to recognize the significance of relationship’s with each other, our environment and our personal living spaces. In this three-class series, get back to your roots and cultivate the tools offered to us by Mother Nature for stress management, mindfulness and restoration. (3 classes) Members: $40/Non-Members $45

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The Secret Life of Plants: Plant Zines, a Family Program – Online

June 30 @ 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Berkshire Botanical Garden, 5 West Stockbridge Road
Stockbridge, MA 01262 United States
$10 – $12

Use your plants as inspiration for a handmade book! In this workshop for kids or kids and their grown-ups, learn step-by-step how to create a fun zine, or homemade artist’s book, featuring your favorite houseplants and garden friends as the main characters. Members $10/Non-Members $12

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Planting Design Part 1: Form and Texture in Planting Design

June 30 @ 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 5:30 PM on Tuesday, repeating until July 7, 2020

Berkshire Botanical Garden, 5 West Stockbridge Road
Stockbridge, MA 01262 United States
$100 – $110

This is an online event series. For the home gardener or professional. Develop the skills you need to create effective planting designs. Explore the use of form and texture as it applies to plant choice and design in the ornamental garden. Design concepts and presentation will be covered. Learn representative drawing techniques to use in your designs. (5 classes) Members: $100/Non-Members: $110

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July 2020

Herbalism for Trying Times – Online

July 2 @ 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 5:30 PM on Thursday, repeating until July 2, 2020

Berkshire Botanical Garden, 5 West Stockbridge Road
Stockbridge, MA 01262 United States
$38 – $42

This is an online event. Deepen your home herbal medicine knowledge to build resiliency. Learn simple ways to maintain a strong wellness foundation during these uncertain times with (1) Lyme disease prevention and treatment protocols; (2) ethical foraging, plant identification and recipes; (3) seasonal allergy support. Kitchen demos are included in each class to prepare you to build your home herbal apothecary. Participants may take individual classes as stand-alones or register for all three at once to receive a discount.…

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Planting Design Part 1: Form and Texture in Planting Design

July 7 @ 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 5:30 PM on Tuesday, repeating until July 7, 2020

Berkshire Botanical Garden, 5 West Stockbridge Road
Stockbridge, MA 01262 United States
$100 – $110

This is an online event series. For the home gardener or professional. Develop the skills you need to create effective planting designs. Explore the use of form and texture as it applies to plant choice and design in the ornamental garden. Design concepts and presentation will be covered. Learn representative drawing techniques to use in your designs. (5 classes) Members: $100/Non-Members: $110

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Berkshire Botanical Garden Summer Author Series: Daryl Beyers, The New Gardener’s Handbook – Online

July 9 @ 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Berkshire Botanical Garden, 5 West Stockbridge Road
Stockbridge, MA 01262 United States
$10 – $15

This is an online event. Enjoy a lecture and Q&A session with author Daryl Beyers, who will discuss gardening fundamentals. New gardeners will learn the foundations to help their gardens flourish, and accomplished gardeners will receive expert insights, tips and tricks. Presented in collaboration with Tower Hill Botanic Garden and Timber Press. Book available for purchase through the BBG online shop. Members: $10, Non-members: $15

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Berkshire Botanical Garden: Make A Tool Belt For The Garden – Online

July 13 @ 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
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One event on July 14, 2020 at 4:00 PM

Berkshire Botanical Garden, 5 West Stockbridge Road
Stockbridge, MA 01262 United States
$25 – $30

This is an online event.  This is a two-session online workshop. Keep your tools close at hand with a handmade canvas tool belt for the garden or workshop. Under the guidance of textile artist Jamie Goldenberg, participants will create their tool belts on their own sewing machines. A basic knowledge of how to use a sewing machine is required. Members: $25 Non-Members $30

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Berkshire Botanical Garden: Make A Tool Belt For The Garden – Online

July 14 @ 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
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One event on July 14, 2020 at 4:00 PM

Berkshire Botanical Garden, 5 West Stockbridge Road
Stockbridge, MA 01262 United States
$25 – $30

This is an online event.  This is a two-session online workshop. Keep your tools close at hand with a handmade canvas tool belt for the garden or workshop. Under the guidance of textile artist Jamie Goldenberg, participants will create their tool belts on their own sewing machines. A basic knowledge of how to use a sewing machine is required. Members: $25 Non-Members $30

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