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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/

May 2021

Flights of Fancy: The Botanical and Bejeweled Universe of Mindy Lam

May 19 @ 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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An event every day that begins at 9:00 AM, repeating until June 6, 2021

Berkshire Botanical Garden, 5 West Stockbridge Road
Stockbridge, MA 01262 United States
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Mindy Lam’s magnificent jewelry has been featured in Vogue, Elle and Glamour, on the runway and at the National Cherry Blossom Festival and the W Hotel in Washington DC. Fanciful settings of birds, insects and flowers are crafted from sterling silver wire and encrusted with Swarovski crystals and other gems to create one-of-a-kind pieces, including Lam’s unique, signature men’s lapel pins (collected by men and women alike).  Timed tickets required.

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Flights of Fancy: The Botanical and Bejeweled Universe of Mindy Lam

May 20 @ 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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An event every day that begins at 9:00 AM, repeating until June 6, 2021

Berkshire Botanical Garden, 5 West Stockbridge Road
Stockbridge, MA 01262 United States
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Mindy Lam’s magnificent jewelry has been featured in Vogue, Elle and Glamour, on the runway and at the National Cherry Blossom Festival and the W Hotel in Washington DC. Fanciful settings of birds, insects and flowers are crafted from sterling silver wire and encrusted with Swarovski crystals and other gems to create one-of-a-kind pieces, including Lam’s unique, signature men’s lapel pins (collected by men and women alike).  Timed tickets required.

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Flights of Fancy: The Botanical and Bejeweled Universe of Mindy Lam

May 21 @ 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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An event every day that begins at 9:00 AM, repeating until June 6, 2021

Berkshire Botanical Garden, 5 West Stockbridge Road
Stockbridge, MA 01262 United States
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Mindy Lam’s magnificent jewelry has been featured in Vogue, Elle and Glamour, on the runway and at the National Cherry Blossom Festival and the W Hotel in Washington DC. Fanciful settings of birds, insects and flowers are crafted from sterling silver wire and encrusted with Swarovski crystals and other gems to create one-of-a-kind pieces, including Lam’s unique, signature men’s lapel pins (collected by men and women alike).  Timed tickets required.

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Flights of Fancy: The Botanical and Bejeweled Universe of Mindy Lam

May 22 @ 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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An event every day that begins at 9:00 AM, repeating until June 6, 2021

Berkshire Botanical Garden, 5 West Stockbridge Road
Stockbridge, MA 01262 United States
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Mindy Lam’s magnificent jewelry has been featured in Vogue, Elle and Glamour, on the runway and at the National Cherry Blossom Festival and the W Hotel in Washington DC. Fanciful settings of birds, insects and flowers are crafted from sterling silver wire and encrusted with Swarovski crystals and other gems to create one-of-a-kind pieces, including Lam’s unique, signature men’s lapel pins (collected by men and women alike).  Timed tickets required.

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Ayurvedic Herbs, Cultivation and Application

May 22 @ 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Berkshire Botanical Garden, 5 West Stockbridge Road
Stockbridge, MA 01262 United States
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Gardener Indira Rajan will demonstrate simple ways we can all improve our health with Ayurveda. Based on her experience gardening at her home along New York's Hudson River, she will share plants we can easily grow in temperate climates either outside or in pots that move inside for the winter. Indira will describe the health benefits of these plants and simple ways to incorporate them into our daily lives, such as mixing them into a salad or brewing a tea.

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Cultivating Mushrooms at Home: Winecaps, Oysters and Shiitakes

May 22 @ 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Berkshire Botanical Garden, 5 West Stockbridge Road
Stockbridge, MA 01262 United States
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$50 – $65

Learn about the basic mushroom life cycle and the important ecological roles that fungi fill. The discussion will focus on several different methods of mushroom cultivation on wood, including shiitake 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 will take home an inoculated log that will produce mushrooms for years to come.

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Flights of Fancy: The Botanical and Bejeweled Universe of Mindy Lam

May 23 @ 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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An event every day that begins at 9:00 AM, repeating until June 6, 2021

Berkshire Botanical Garden, 5 West Stockbridge Road
Stockbridge, MA 01262 United States
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Mindy Lam’s magnificent jewelry has been featured in Vogue, Elle and Glamour, on the runway and at the National Cherry Blossom Festival and the W Hotel in Washington DC. Fanciful settings of birds, insects and flowers are crafted from sterling silver wire and encrusted with Swarovski crystals and other gems to create one-of-a-kind pieces, including Lam’s unique, signature men’s lapel pins (collected by men and women alike).  Timed tickets required.

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Behind-the-Scenes Tour of Broken Arrow Nursery

May 23 @ 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Berkshire Botanical Garden, 5 West Stockbridge Road
Stockbridge, MA 01262 United States
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$35 – $45

Get a behind-the-scenes tour of one of New England's most unique and well-respected nurseries. Founded in 1947, Broken Arrow is one of the few retail nurseries in Connecticut that propagate and grow most of the plants they sell. This allows them to offer rare and native species not widely available on the retail market. This is an off-site event.

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Flights of Fancy: The Botanical and Bejeweled Universe of Mindy Lam

May 24 @ 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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An event every day that begins at 9:00 AM, repeating until June 6, 2021

Berkshire Botanical Garden, 5 West Stockbridge Road
Stockbridge, MA 01262 United States
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Mindy Lam’s magnificent jewelry has been featured in Vogue, Elle and Glamour, on the runway and at the National Cherry Blossom Festival and the W Hotel in Washington DC. Fanciful settings of birds, insects and flowers are crafted from sterling silver wire and encrusted with Swarovski crystals and other gems to create one-of-a-kind pieces, including Lam’s unique, signature men’s lapel pins (collected by men and women alike).  Timed tickets required.

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Flights of Fancy: The Botanical and Bejeweled Universe of Mindy Lam

May 25 @ 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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An event every day that begins at 9:00 AM, repeating until June 6, 2021

Berkshire Botanical Garden, 5 West Stockbridge Road
Stockbridge, MA 01262 United States
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Mindy Lam’s magnificent jewelry has been featured in Vogue, Elle and Glamour, on the runway and at the National Cherry Blossom Festival and the W Hotel in Washington DC. Fanciful settings of birds, insects and flowers are crafted from sterling silver wire and encrusted with Swarovski crystals and other gems to create one-of-a-kind pieces, including Lam’s unique, signature men’s lapel pins (collected by men and women alike).  Timed tickets required.

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Tai Chi in the Garden

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

The slow, gentle movements of traditional Tai Chi and Qigong (energy cultivation) are extremely effective in managing stress, enhancing health and increasing mental focus, balance and energy. Instructor David Crowe will share several ancient and powerful exercises to help cultivate mind, body and spirit.

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Flights of Fancy: The Botanical and Bejeweled Universe of Mindy Lam

May 26 @ 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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An event every day that begins at 9:00 AM, repeating until June 6, 2021

Berkshire Botanical Garden, 5 West Stockbridge Road
Stockbridge, MA 01262 United States
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Mindy Lam’s magnificent jewelry has been featured in Vogue, Elle and Glamour, on the runway and at the National Cherry Blossom Festival and the W Hotel in Washington DC. Fanciful settings of birds, insects and flowers are crafted from sterling silver wire and encrusted with Swarovski crystals and other gems to create one-of-a-kind pieces, including Lam’s unique, signature men’s lapel pins (collected by men and women alike).  Timed tickets required.

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Flights of Fancy: The Botanical and Bejeweled Universe of Mindy Lam

May 27 @ 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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An event every day that begins at 9:00 AM, repeating until June 6, 2021

Berkshire Botanical Garden, 5 West Stockbridge Road
Stockbridge, MA 01262 United States
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Mindy Lam’s magnificent jewelry has been featured in Vogue, Elle and Glamour, on the runway and at the National Cherry Blossom Festival and the W Hotel in Washington DC. Fanciful settings of birds, insects and flowers are crafted from sterling silver wire and encrusted with Swarovski crystals and other gems to create one-of-a-kind pieces, including Lam’s unique, signature men’s lapel pins (collected by men and women alike).  Timed tickets required.

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Thursday Afternoon Yoga in the Garden

May 27 @ 5:15 PM - 6:15 PM
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An event every week that begins at 5:15 PM on Thursday, repeating until September 2, 2021

Berkshire Botanical Garden, 5 West Stockbridge Road
Stockbridge, MA 01262 United States
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Experience the Garden like never before with our new Yoga in the Garden classes. Free to all, this outdoor program is appropriate for all skill levels and a perfect way to end the day.

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Flights of Fancy: The Botanical and Bejeweled Universe of Mindy Lam

May 28 @ 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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An event every day that begins at 9:00 AM, repeating until June 6, 2021

Berkshire Botanical Garden, 5 West Stockbridge Road
Stockbridge, MA 01262 United States
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Mindy Lam’s magnificent jewelry has been featured in Vogue, Elle and Glamour, on the runway and at the National Cherry Blossom Festival and the W Hotel in Washington DC. Fanciful settings of birds, insects and flowers are crafted from sterling silver wire and encrusted with Swarovski crystals and other gems to create one-of-a-kind pieces, including Lam’s unique, signature men’s lapel pins (collected by men and women alike).  Timed tickets required.

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Flights of Fancy: The Botanical and Bejeweled Universe of Mindy Lam

May 29 @ 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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An event every day that begins at 9:00 AM, repeating until June 6, 2021

Berkshire Botanical Garden, 5 West Stockbridge Road
Stockbridge, MA 01262 United States
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Mindy Lam’s magnificent jewelry has been featured in Vogue, Elle and Glamour, on the runway and at the National Cherry Blossom Festival and the W Hotel in Washington DC. Fanciful settings of birds, insects and flowers are crafted from sterling silver wire and encrusted with Swarovski crystals and other gems to create one-of-a-kind pieces, including Lam’s unique, signature men’s lapel pins (collected by men and women alike).  Timed tickets required.

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Tree Peonies in Bloom with Dan Furman at Cricket Hill Nursery

May 29 @ 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Berkshire Botanical Garden, 5 West Stockbridge Road
Stockbridge, MA 01262 United States
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$35 – $45

Peony grower Dan Furman of Cricket Hill Nursery will lead participants on a tour through production and nursery areas, sharing his vast knowledge about the history and culture of peonies along the way. The tour is timed to occur during peak season for tree peony blooms.

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Flights of Fancy: The Botanical and Bejeweled Universe of Mindy Lam

May 30 @ 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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An event every day that begins at 9:00 AM, repeating until June 6, 2021

Berkshire Botanical Garden, 5 West Stockbridge Road
Stockbridge, MA 01262 United States
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Mindy Lam’s magnificent jewelry has been featured in Vogue, Elle and Glamour, on the runway and at the National Cherry Blossom Festival and the W Hotel in Washington DC. Fanciful settings of birds, insects and flowers are crafted from sterling silver wire and encrusted with Swarovski crystals and other gems to create one-of-a-kind pieces, including Lam’s unique, signature men’s lapel pins (collected by men and women alike).  Timed tickets required.

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Flights of Fancy: The Botanical and Bejeweled Universe of Mindy Lam

May 31 @ 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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An event every day that begins at 9:00 AM, repeating until June 6, 2021

Berkshire Botanical Garden, 5 West Stockbridge Road
Stockbridge, MA 01262 United States
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Mindy Lam’s magnificent jewelry has been featured in Vogue, Elle and Glamour, on the runway and at the National Cherry Blossom Festival and the W Hotel in Washington DC. Fanciful settings of birds, insects and flowers are crafted from sterling silver wire and encrusted with Swarovski crystals and other gems to create one-of-a-kind pieces, including Lam’s unique, signature men’s lapel pins (collected by men and women alike).  Timed tickets required.

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June 2021

Flights of Fancy: The Botanical and Bejeweled Universe of Mindy Lam

June 1 @ 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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An event every day that begins at 9:00 AM, repeating until June 6, 2021

Berkshire Botanical Garden, 5 West Stockbridge Road
Stockbridge, MA 01262 United States
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Mindy Lam’s magnificent jewelry has been featured in Vogue, Elle and Glamour, on the runway and at the National Cherry Blossom Festival and the W Hotel in Washington DC. Fanciful settings of birds, insects and flowers are crafted from sterling silver wire and encrusted with Swarovski crystals and other gems to create one-of-a-kind pieces, including Lam’s unique, signature men’s lapel pins (collected by men and women alike).  Timed tickets required.

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Bird Nests: Rendering Their Unique Beauty

June 1 @ 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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An event every day that begins at 10:00 AM, repeating until June 4, 2021

Berkshire Botanical Garden, 5 West Stockbridge Road
Stockbridge, MA 01262 United States
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In this class with botanical illustrator Carol Ann Morley, students will bring to life one of nature’s wonders, the bird’s nest. Through close observation, students will discover the pattern of the weave and identify horsehair, grass, twigs and other plant materials. Participants will then learn how to ‘map out’ the nest construction before drawing in their choice of mixed media with colored pencils, pen and ink and gold paint on toned papers. The instructor will supply the bird nests to…

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Flights of Fancy: The Botanical and Bejeweled Universe of Mindy Lam

June 2 @ 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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An event every day that begins at 9:00 AM, repeating until June 6, 2021

Berkshire Botanical Garden, 5 West Stockbridge Road
Stockbridge, MA 01262 United States
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Mindy Lam’s magnificent jewelry has been featured in Vogue, Elle and Glamour, on the runway and at the National Cherry Blossom Festival and the W Hotel in Washington DC. Fanciful settings of birds, insects and flowers are crafted from sterling silver wire and encrusted with Swarovski crystals and other gems to create one-of-a-kind pieces, including Lam’s unique, signature men’s lapel pins (collected by men and women alike).  Timed tickets required.

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Bird Nests: Rendering Their Unique Beauty

June 2 @ 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every day that begins at 10:00 AM, repeating until June 4, 2021

Berkshire Botanical Garden, 5 West Stockbridge Road
Stockbridge, MA 01262 United States
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In this class with botanical illustrator Carol Ann Morley, students will bring to life one of nature’s wonders, the bird’s nest. Through close observation, students will discover the pattern of the weave and identify horsehair, grass, twigs and other plant materials. Participants will then learn how to ‘map out’ the nest construction before drawing in their choice of mixed media with colored pencils, pen and ink and gold paint on toned papers. The instructor will supply the bird nests to…

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Virtual: Introduction to the Identification of Grasses, Sedges and Rushes of New England

June 2 @ 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Berkshire Botanical Garden, 5 West Stockbridge Road
Stockbridge, MA 01262 United States
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$15 – $18

This class will cover the basic differences between these three similar-looking plant families, providing pointers that will help in the identification of plants in all three groups. Using the book Grasses, Sedges, Rushes: An Identification Guide by Lauren Brown and Ted Elliman, the class will practice using keys that provide an accessible way to identify many of the common grasses, sedges and rushes that are such a significant and sometimes under-appreciated part of our natural landscapes.

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Flights of Fancy: The Botanical and Bejeweled Universe of Mindy Lam

June 3 @ 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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An event every day that begins at 9:00 AM, repeating until June 6, 2021

Berkshire Botanical Garden, 5 West Stockbridge Road
Stockbridge, MA 01262 United States
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Mindy Lam’s magnificent jewelry has been featured in Vogue, Elle and Glamour, on the runway and at the National Cherry Blossom Festival and the W Hotel in Washington DC. Fanciful settings of birds, insects and flowers are crafted from sterling silver wire and encrusted with Swarovski crystals and other gems to create one-of-a-kind pieces, including Lam’s unique, signature men’s lapel pins (collected by men and women alike).  Timed tickets required.

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Bird Nests: Rendering Their Unique Beauty

June 3 @ 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every day that begins at 10:00 AM, repeating until June 4, 2021

Berkshire Botanical Garden, 5 West Stockbridge Road
Stockbridge, MA 01262 United States
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In this class with botanical illustrator Carol Ann Morley, students will bring to life one of nature’s wonders, the bird’s nest. Through close observation, students will discover the pattern of the weave and identify horsehair, grass, twigs and other plant materials. Participants will then learn how to ‘map out’ the nest construction before drawing in their choice of mixed media with colored pencils, pen and ink and gold paint on toned papers. The instructor will supply the bird nests to…

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Thursday Afternoon Yoga in the Garden

June 3 @ 5:15 PM - 6:15 PM
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An event every week that begins at 5:15 PM on Thursday, repeating until September 2, 2021

Berkshire Botanical Garden, 5 West Stockbridge Road
Stockbridge, MA 01262 United States
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Experience the Garden like never before with our new Yoga in the Garden classes. Free to all, this outdoor program is appropriate for all skill levels and a perfect way to end the day.

Find out more »

Flights of Fancy: The Botanical and Bejeweled Universe of Mindy Lam

June 4 @ 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every day that begins at 9:00 AM, repeating until June 6, 2021

Berkshire Botanical Garden, 5 West Stockbridge Road
Stockbridge, MA 01262 United States
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Mindy Lam’s magnificent jewelry has been featured in Vogue, Elle and Glamour, on the runway and at the National Cherry Blossom Festival and the W Hotel in Washington DC. Fanciful settings of birds, insects and flowers are crafted from sterling silver wire and encrusted with Swarovski crystals and other gems to create one-of-a-kind pieces, including Lam’s unique, signature men’s lapel pins (collected by men and women alike).  Timed tickets required.

Find out more »

Bird Nests: Rendering Their Unique Beauty

June 4 @ 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every day that begins at 10:00 AM, repeating until June 4, 2021

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

In this class with botanical illustrator Carol Ann Morley, students will bring to life one of nature’s wonders, the bird’s nest. Through close observation, students will discover the pattern of the weave and identify horsehair, grass, twigs and other plant materials. Participants will then learn how to ‘map out’ the nest construction before drawing in their choice of mixed media with colored pencils, pen and ink and gold paint on toned papers. The instructor will supply the bird nests to…

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Flights of Fancy: The Botanical and Bejeweled Universe of Mindy Lam

June 5 @ 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every day that begins at 9:00 AM, repeating until June 6, 2021

Berkshire Botanical Garden, 5 West Stockbridge Road
Stockbridge, MA 01262 United States
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Mindy Lam’s magnificent jewelry has been featured in Vogue, Elle and Glamour, on the runway and at the National Cherry Blossom Festival and the W Hotel in Washington DC. Fanciful settings of birds, insects and flowers are crafted from sterling silver wire and encrusted with Swarovski crystals and other gems to create one-of-a-kind pieces, including Lam’s unique, signature men’s lapel pins (collected by men and women alike).  Timed tickets required.

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LGBTQ+/BIPOC Healing Garden Immersion

June 5 @ 10:00 AM - 2:30 PM
Berkshire Botanical Garden, 5 West Stockbridge Road
Stockbridge, MA 01262 United States
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$20 – $25

Join outdoor guide Raei Bridges for a day of forest bathing, meditation and community building. Participants will engage in sit-spots, movement practices and creative collaboration with other LGBTQ+/BIPOC folks. Please come prepared for a full day on the land including water, lunch, snacks and extra layers.

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Flights of Fancy: The Botanical and Bejeweled Universe of Mindy Lam

June 6 @ 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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An event every day that begins at 9:00 AM, repeating until June 6, 2021

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

Mindy Lam’s magnificent jewelry has been featured in Vogue, Elle and Glamour, on the runway and at the National Cherry Blossom Festival and the W Hotel in Washington DC. Fanciful settings of birds, insects and flowers are crafted from sterling silver wire and encrusted with Swarovski crystals and other gems to create one-of-a-kind pieces, including Lam’s unique, signature men’s lapel pins (collected by men and women alike).  Timed tickets required.

Find out more »

Tai Chi in the Garden

June 8 @ 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Berkshire Botanical Garden, 5 West Stockbridge Road
Stockbridge, MA 01262 United States
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The slow, gentle movements of traditional Tai Chi and Qigong (energy cultivation) are extremely effective in managing stress, enhancing health and increasing mental focus, balance and energy. Instructor David Crowe will share several ancient and powerful exercises to help cultivate mind, body and spirit.

Find out more »

Thursday Afternoon Yoga in the Garden

June 10 @ 5:15 PM - 6:15 PM
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 5:15 PM on Thursday, repeating until September 2, 2021

Berkshire Botanical Garden, 5 West Stockbridge Road
Stockbridge, MA 01262 United States
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Experience the Garden like never before with our new Yoga in the Garden classes. Free to all, this outdoor program is appropriate for all skill levels and a perfect way to end the day.

Find out more »

Birding in the Garden

June 10 @ 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
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One event on June 10, 2021 at 6:00 PM

One event on July 8, 2021 at 6:00 PM

One event on August 12, 2021 at 6:00 PM

One event on September 9, 2021 at 6:00 PM

Berkshire Botanical Garden, 5 West Stockbridge Road
Stockbridge, MA 01262 United States
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$15 – $20

Our May bird walk with Mass Audubon. Birding around the Botanical Gardens is offered the second Thursday of every month throughout the season. This monthly bird walk will celebrate the amazing birds that live amongst the trees, grasses and flowers.

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Birding in the Garden

June 10 @ 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Berkshire Botanical Garden, 5 West Stockbridge Road
Stockbridge, MA 01262 United States
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$15 – $20

Birding around the Botanical Gardens is offered the second Thursday of every month throughout the season. This monthly bird walk will celebrate the amazing birds that live amongst the trees, grasses and flowers. Bring binoculars and clothing appropriate for the weather. Pre-registration is required.

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Virtual: New Heirloom Garden

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

Join the delicious revolution by learning about heirloom vegetables, forgotten fruits and fragrant flowers. This lecture by Ellen Ecker Ogden is based on her newest book, The New Heirloom Garden, published in February 2021 with Rodale Books. Discover what to grow for the best-tasting vegetables and dig deeper into the diverse world of open-pollinated seeds to become a seed saver. Learn how to grow something new that is old and revel in growing your own seeds to sow each year…

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Hummingbird Container Garden

June 12 @ 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Berkshire Botanical Garden, 5 West Stockbridge Road
Stockbridge, MA 01262 United States
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$30 – $40

In this class taught by BBG Director of Education Bridgette Stone, learn how to create beautiful container gardens for attracting hummingbirds and butterflies. Even a small amount of space can create a BIG impact. Understand the fundamentals of container garden design and care. Learn how using the right color and form can attract winged friends. Students will receive two seedlings to bring home and use to start their own container gardens.

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Virtual: Container Gardening for Pollinators

June 15 @ 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Berkshire Botanical Garden, 5 West Stockbridge Road
Stockbridge, MA 01262 United States
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$10 – $15

In this online class taught by BBG Director of Education Bridgette Stone, learn how to create beautiful containers for attracting hummingbirds and butterflies. Even a small amount of space can create a BIG impact. Understand the fundamentals of container design and care. Learn how using the right color and form can attract winged friends and provide an important food source for pollinators.

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Thursday Afternoon Yoga in the Garden

June 17 @ 5:15 PM - 6:15 PM
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An event every week that begins at 5:15 PM on Thursday, repeating until September 2, 2021

Berkshire Botanical Garden, 5 West Stockbridge Road
Stockbridge, MA 01262 United States
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Experience the Garden like never before with our new Yoga in the Garden classes. Free to all, this outdoor program is appropriate for all skill levels and a perfect way to end the day.

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Queer Plant Medicine & Botany

June 20 @ 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Berkshire Botanical Garden, 5 West Stockbridge Road
Stockbridge, MA 01262 United States
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$25 – $35

Delve into queering our relationship with plants through exploring and weaving together the world of botany and hands-on plant medicine-making. How can our reciprocity with plants nourish ourselves and the collective within queer existence? Join us to discuss perfect flowers and gender transforming plants, making essences as a way to shift from extractive plant harvesting, and how to reflect care and healing through connection to plants

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Thursday Afternoon Yoga in the Garden

June 24 @ 5:15 PM - 6:15 PM
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An event every week that begins at 5:15 PM on Thursday, repeating until September 2, 2021

Berkshire Botanical Garden, 5 West Stockbridge Road
Stockbridge, MA 01262 United States
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Experience the Garden like never before with our new Yoga in the Garden classes. Free to all, this outdoor program is appropriate for all skill levels and a perfect way to end the day.

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Tour of Bill Noble’s Vermont Garden

June 26 @ 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Berkshire Botanical Garden, 5 West Stockbridge Road
Stockbridge, MA 01262 United States
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$65 – $70

Author and garden designer Bill Noble will lead participants on a tour of his celebrated Vermont garden, which surrounds an 1830s Vermont farmhouse and barn, with stone walls, fields and views of neighboring farms and distant mountains. Refreshments will be provided on-site. Participants are responsible for their own transportation and will receive the address upon registration.

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July 2021

Budding Naturalist Caterpillar Walk

July 1 @ 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Berkshire Botanical Garden, 5 West Stockbridge Road
Stockbridge, MA 01262 United States
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$5 – $12

Join Director of The Caterpillar Lab Sam Jaffe on a walk around BBG’s gardens exploring for native caterpillars and other insects. Learn how The Caterpillar Lab finds all of their caterpillars, learn about host plants and parasitoids, and get all of the caterpillar-finding secrets from one of the foremost caterpillar hunters in the world! This walk is for budding naturalists and their adults. May not be appropriate for the more casually interested young children.

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Thursday Afternoon Yoga in the Garden

July 1 @ 5:15 PM - 6:15 PM
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 5:15 PM on Thursday, repeating until September 2, 2021

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

Experience the Garden like never before with our new Yoga in the Garden classes. Free to all, this outdoor program is appropriate for all skill levels and a perfect way to end the day.

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Moth Lighting

July 2 @ 8:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Berkshire Botanical Garden, 5 West Stockbridge Road
Stockbridge, MA 01262 United States
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$15 – $20

The Caterpillar Lab will set up sheets with special, ultra-moth-attracting lights and help identify the hundreds of species expected to fly in. Visitors will be surprised by the diversity, size and beauty of Western Massachusetts nocturnal insects. Bring your curiosity and be ready to become hooked on this popular pastime. Appropriate for ages 10 and up.

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Plein Air Watercolor Painting in the Garden

July 7 @ 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 AM on Wednesday, repeating until August 25, 2021

Berkshire Botanical Garden, 5 West Stockbridge Road
Stockbridge, MA 01262 United States
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$20 – $25

Explore the garden through the pleasure of watercolor painting with artist Ann Kremers. The class will work outdoors translating the vistas and details of the garden into paintings. Each session will begin with discussion of student work, demonstration, and a helpful assignment. Ann offers encouragement and suggestions throughout the painting sessions to help each person find their way to express the garden. Beginners and experienced painters are welcome.

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Family Fridays: The Wonder of Reptiles

July 8 @ 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Berkshire Botanical Garden, 5 West Stockbridge Road
Stockbridge, MA 01262 United States
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Meet us on the Fitzpatrick lawn as Environmental Educator Joy Marzolf introduces us to the Wild World of Reptiles. What is the difference between a lizard and a snake? A crocodile and an alligator? Can turtles really leave their shells like they do in the cartoons? Are snakes really slimy? Learn more about our wonderful scaly friends and meet some reptile special guests in person!

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Thursday Afternoon Yoga in the Garden

July 8 @ 5:15 PM - 6:15 PM
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An event every week that begins at 5:15 PM on Thursday, repeating until September 2, 2021

Berkshire Botanical Garden, 5 West Stockbridge Road
Stockbridge, MA 01262 United States
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Experience the Garden like never before with our new Yoga in the Garden classes. Free to all, this outdoor program is appropriate for all skill levels and a perfect way to end the day.

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Birding in the Garden

July 8 @ 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on June 10, 2021 at 6:00 PM

One event on July 8, 2021 at 6:00 PM

One event on August 12, 2021 at 6:00 PM

One event on September 9, 2021 at 6:00 PM

Berkshire Botanical Garden, 5 West Stockbridge Road
Stockbridge, MA 01262 United States
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$15 – $20

Our May bird walk with Mass Audubon. Birding around the Botanical Gardens is offered the second Thursday of every month throughout the season. This monthly bird walk will celebrate the amazing birds that live amongst the trees, grasses and flowers.

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Music Mondays – Gina Coleman & The Misty Blues

July 12 @ 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Berkshire Botanical Garden, 5 West Stockbridge Road
Stockbridge, MA 01262 United States
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Each Monday, a band from the Berkshires or the greater Boston area will play in the gazebo among the topiaries in Lucy’s Garden, while guests stretch out on the tree-shaded lawns. Stroll the grounds, bring a blanket or lawn chairs, and enjoy live music and beer and wine available from Big Elm Brewing. Spontaneous dancing is encouraged!

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Plein Air Watercolor Painting in the Garden

July 14 @ 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 10:00 AM on Wednesday, repeating until August 25, 2021

Berkshire Botanical Garden, 5 West Stockbridge Road
Stockbridge, MA 01262 United States
+ Google Map
$20 – $25

Explore the garden through the pleasure of watercolor painting with artist Ann Kremers. The class will work outdoors translating the vistas and details of the garden into paintings. Each session will begin with discussion of student work, demonstration, and a helpful assignment. Ann offers encouragement and suggestions throughout the painting sessions to help each person find their way to express the garden. Beginners and experienced painters are welcome.

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Thursday Afternoon Yoga in the Garden

July 15 @ 5:15 PM - 6:15 PM
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 5:15 PM on Thursday, repeating until September 2, 2021

Berkshire Botanical Garden, 5 West Stockbridge Road
Stockbridge, MA 01262 United States
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Experience the Garden like never before with our new Yoga in the Garden classes. Free to all, this outdoor program is appropriate for all skill levels and a perfect way to end the day.

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Music Mondays – The Greystone Quartet

July 19 @ 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Berkshire Botanical Garden, 5 West Stockbridge Road
Stockbridge, MA 01262 United States
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$10 – $15

Each Monday, a band from the Berkshires or the greater Boston area will play in the gazebo among the topiaries in Lucy’s Garden, while guests stretch out on the tree-shaded lawns. Stroll the grounds, bring a blanket or lawn chairs, and enjoy live music and beer and wine available from Big Elm Brewing. Spontaneous dancing is encouraged!

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Plein Air Watercolor Painting in the Garden

July 21 @ 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 10:00 AM on Wednesday, repeating until August 25, 2021

Berkshire Botanical Garden, 5 West Stockbridge Road
Stockbridge, MA 01262 United States
+ Google Map
$20 – $25

Explore the garden through the pleasure of watercolor painting with artist Ann Kremers. The class will work outdoors translating the vistas and details of the garden into paintings. Each session will begin with discussion of student work, demonstration, and a helpful assignment. Ann offers encouragement and suggestions throughout the painting sessions to help each person find their way to express the garden. Beginners and experienced painters are welcome.

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Thursday Afternoon Yoga in the Garden

July 22 @ 5:15 PM - 6:15 PM
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 5:15 PM on Thursday, repeating until September 2, 2021

Berkshire Botanical Garden, 5 West Stockbridge Road
Stockbridge, MA 01262 United States
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Experience the Garden like never before with our new Yoga in the Garden classes. Free to all, this outdoor program is appropriate for all skill levels and a perfect way to end the day.

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Music Mondays – Union Jack

July 26 @ 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Berkshire Botanical Garden, 5 West Stockbridge Road
Stockbridge, MA 01262 United States
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$10 – $15

Each Monday, a band from the Berkshires or the greater Boston area will play in the gazebo among the topiaries in Lucy’s Garden, while guests stretch out on the tree-shaded lawns. Stroll the grounds, bring a blanket or lawn chairs, and enjoy live music and beer and wine available from Big Elm Brewing. Spontaneous dancing is encouraged!

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Plein Air Watercolor Painting in the Garden

July 28 @ 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 10:00 AM on Wednesday, repeating until August 25, 2021

Berkshire Botanical Garden, 5 West Stockbridge Road
Stockbridge, MA 01262 United States
+ Google Map
$20 – $25

Explore the garden through the pleasure of watercolor painting with artist Ann Kremers. The class will work outdoors translating the vistas and details of the garden into paintings. Each session will begin with discussion of student work, demonstration, and a helpful assignment. Ann offers encouragement and suggestions throughout the painting sessions to help each person find their way to express the garden. Beginners and experienced painters are welcome.

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Thursday Afternoon Yoga in the Garden

July 29 @ 5:15 PM - 6:15 PM
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 5:15 PM on Thursday, repeating until September 2, 2021

Berkshire Botanical Garden, 5 West Stockbridge Road
Stockbridge, MA 01262 United States
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Experience the Garden like never before with our new Yoga in the Garden classes. Free to all, this outdoor program is appropriate for all skill levels and a perfect way to end the day.

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August 2021

Music Mondays – The Lucky 5

August 2 @ 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Berkshire Botanical Garden, 5 West Stockbridge Road
Stockbridge, MA 01262 United States
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$10 – $15

Lucky 5 is a hard-swinging jazz band that blends swing and gypsy jazz to create a unique, foot-stomping blend of music that appeals to a wide range of music lovers. Bring a picnic, a blanket or lawn chairs, stroll the grounds, dance and be merry as music drifts from Lucy’s Topiary Garden, a collection of 21 “live” sculptures circling a performance area. Refreshments provided by Big Elm Brewing of Sheffield, MA will be available.

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Plein Air Watercolor Painting in the Garden

August 4 @ 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 10:00 AM on Wednesday, repeating until August 25, 2021

Berkshire Botanical Garden, 5 West Stockbridge Road
Stockbridge, MA 01262 United States
+ Google Map
$20 – $25

Explore the garden through the pleasure of watercolor painting with artist Ann Kremers. The class will work outdoors translating the vistas and details of the garden into paintings. Each session will begin with discussion of student work, demonstration, and a helpful assignment. Ann offers encouragement and suggestions throughout the painting sessions to help each person find their way to express the garden. Beginners and experienced painters are welcome.

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Thursday Afternoon Yoga in the Garden

August 5 @ 5:15 PM - 6:15 PM
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 5:15 PM on Thursday, repeating until September 2, 2021

Berkshire Botanical Garden, 5 West Stockbridge Road
Stockbridge, MA 01262 United States
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Experience the Garden like never before with our new Yoga in the Garden classes. Free to all, this outdoor program is appropriate for all skill levels and a perfect way to end the day.

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Family Fridays: Nature Matters with Jen Lahey

August 6 @ 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Berkshire Botanical Garden, 5 West Stockbridge Road
Stockbridge, MA 01262 United States
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This program will explore our relationships and connection with animals, both wild and domestic pet species. Jen Lahey will also talk about how the animals came into the care of Nature Matters and discuss our responsibilities to other species, both wild and non-wild alike.

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Music Mondays – The Peter Poirier Band

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

The Peter Poirier Band is a vintage jump and R & B tunes immersed into what old-school-styled rhythm & blues would have been versed in during the mid-to-late fifties. Bring a picnic, a blanket or lawn chairs, stroll the grounds, dance and be merry as music drifts from Lucy’s Topiary Garden, a collection of 21 “live” sculptures circling a performance area. Refreshments provided by Big Elm Brewing of Sheffield, MA.

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Plein Air Watercolor Painting in the Garden

August 11 @ 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 10:00 AM on Wednesday, repeating until August 25, 2021

Berkshire Botanical Garden, 5 West Stockbridge Road
Stockbridge, MA 01262 United States
+ Google Map
$20 – $25

Explore the garden through the pleasure of watercolor painting with artist Ann Kremers. The class will work outdoors translating the vistas and details of the garden into paintings. Each session will begin with discussion of student work, demonstration, and a helpful assignment. Ann offers encouragement and suggestions throughout the painting sessions to help each person find their way to express the garden. Beginners and experienced painters are welcome.

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Thursday Afternoon Yoga in the Garden

August 12 @ 5:15 PM - 6:15 PM
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 5:15 PM on Thursday, repeating until September 2, 2021

Berkshire Botanical Garden, 5 West Stockbridge Road
Stockbridge, MA 01262 United States
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Experience the Garden like never before with our new Yoga in the Garden classes. Free to all, this outdoor program is appropriate for all skill levels and a perfect way to end the day.

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Birding in the Garden

August 12 @ 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on June 10, 2021 at 6:00 PM

One event on July 8, 2021 at 6:00 PM

One event on August 12, 2021 at 6:00 PM

One event on September 9, 2021 at 6:00 PM

Berkshire Botanical Garden, 5 West Stockbridge Road
Stockbridge, MA 01262 United States
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$15 – $20

Our May bird walk with Mass Audubon. Birding around the Botanical Gardens is offered the second Thursday of every month throughout the season. This monthly bird walk will celebrate the amazing birds that live amongst the trees, grasses and flowers.

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Family Fridays: Under One Sky: Songs & Stories for the Whole Earth

August 13 @ 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Berkshire Botanical Garden, 5 West Stockbridge Road
Stockbridge, MA 01262 United States
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This program will include traditional and contemporary folk songs and stories about nature and animals from New England and around the world. Hear how Coyote got his howl, how foam came to be in the ocean, and more. Be prepared to sing, move and clap your hands! There will even be a short lesson on how to play music with spoons from a kitchen drawer and a guest appearance by a dancing wooden dog named Bingo.

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Music Mondays – The Wanda Houston Band

August 16 @ 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Berkshire Botanical Garden, 5 West Stockbridge Road
Stockbridge, MA 01262 United States
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$10 – $15

The Wanda Houston Band steps into the cool Garden with tunes of the 40’s, 50’s & 60’s R&B and Jazz. Bring a picnic, a blanket or lawn chairs, stroll the grounds, dance and be merry as music drifts from Lucy’s Topiary Garden, a collection of 21 “live” sculptures circling a performance area. Refreshments provided by Big Elm Brewing of Sheffield, MA.

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Plein Air Watercolor Painting in the Garden

August 18 @ 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 10:00 AM on Wednesday, repeating until August 25, 2021

Berkshire Botanical Garden, 5 West Stockbridge Road
Stockbridge, MA 01262 United States
+ Google Map
$20 – $25

Explore the garden through the pleasure of watercolor painting with artist Ann Kremers. The class will work outdoors translating the vistas and details of the garden into paintings. Each session will begin with discussion of student work, demonstration, and a helpful assignment. Ann offers encouragement and suggestions throughout the painting sessions to help each person find their way to express the garden. Beginners and experienced painters are welcome.

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Thursday Afternoon Yoga in the Garden

August 19 @ 5:15 PM - 6:15 PM
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 5:15 PM on Thursday, repeating until September 2, 2021

Berkshire Botanical Garden, 5 West Stockbridge Road
Stockbridge, MA 01262 United States
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Experience the Garden like never before with our new Yoga in the Garden classes. Free to all, this outdoor program is appropriate for all skill levels and a perfect way to end the day.

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Ikebana Workshop Series

August 21 @ 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on September 18, 2021 at 8:00 AM

One event on October 16, 2021 at 8:00 AM

One event on November 20, 2021 at 8:00 AM

Berkshire Botanical Garden, 5 West Stockbridge Road
Stockbridge, MA 01262 United States
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Ikebana is a traditional Japanese style of flower arrangement. The Sogetsu school of ikebana, which informs this series, is over 100 years old, and yet it is newer and more unfettered than any other school of ikebana. Ikebana can be created anytime, anywhere, by anyone in any part of the world, and with any kind of material. Participants will experience the joy of self-expression through flower arranging. This four-part series is for those interested in cultivating an Ikebana practice. No…

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The Grow Show

August 21 @ 1:00 PM - August 22 @ 5:00 PM
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One event on August 22, 2021 at 9:00 AM

Berkshire Botanical Garden, 5 West Stockbridge Road
Stockbridge, MA 01262 United States
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Floral designers and backyard gardeners are the celebrities at the Garden's annual Grow Show, where beautiful floral arrangements and the peak summer harvest are spotlighted in this upbeat, judged event featuring five design and nearly 80 horticulture classes on display in the Exhibition Hall.

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The Grow Show

August 22 @ 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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One event on August 22, 2021 at 9:00 AM

Berkshire Botanical Garden, 5 West Stockbridge Road
Stockbridge, MA 01262 United States
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Floral designers and backyard gardeners are the celebrities at the Garden's annual Grow Show, where beautiful floral arrangements and the peak summer harvest are spotlighted in this upbeat, judged event featuring five design and nearly 80 horticulture classes on display in the Exhibition Hall.

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Plein Air Watercolor Painting in the Garden

August 25 @ 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 10:00 AM on Wednesday, repeating until August 25, 2021

Berkshire Botanical Garden, 5 West Stockbridge Road
Stockbridge, MA 01262 United States
+ Google Map
$20 – $25

Explore the garden through the pleasure of watercolor painting with artist Ann Kremers. The class will work outdoors translating the vistas and details of the garden into paintings. Each session will begin with discussion of student work, demonstration, and a helpful assignment. Ann offers encouragement and suggestions throughout the painting sessions to help each person find their way to express the garden. Beginners and experienced painters are welcome.

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Thursday Afternoon Yoga in the Garden

August 26 @ 5:15 PM - 6:15 PM
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 5:15 PM on Thursday, repeating until September 2, 2021

Berkshire Botanical Garden, 5 West Stockbridge Road
Stockbridge, MA 01262 United States
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Experience the Garden like never before with our new Yoga in the Garden classes. Free to all, this outdoor program is appropriate for all skill levels and a perfect way to end the day.

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Family Fridays: Birds of Prey

August 27 @ 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Berkshire Botanical Garden, 5 West Stockbridge Road
Stockbridge, MA 01262 United States
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$12 – $18

Join wildlife rehabilitator Tom Ricardi for his ever-popular presentation on birds of prey. Tom will share the natural history of these 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. This program is designed for all ages.

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Weaving with Natural Materials

August 28 @ 10:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Berkshire Botanical Garden, 5 West Stockbridge Road
Stockbridge, MA 01262 United States
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Join fiber artist Jamie Goldenberg of Hart Textiles in Housatonic, MA, to explore the art of basket weaving. Create a small basket using foraged natural material and build the foundational knowledge you’ll need to begin creating vessels and sculptural pieces on your own.

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A Photographic Walk at Berkshire Botanical Garden

August 28 @ 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Berkshire Botanical Garden, 5 West Stockbridge Road
Stockbridge, MA 01262 United States
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$25 – $35

Join local fine art photographer Thad Kubis for a magical three-hour walk at Berkshire Botanical Garden. The adventure will begin with a review of Smartphone and DSLR, camera tools, techniques and controls. This review will allow those registered to get the most out of the walk. Next, the group will walk the gardens creating photographs while experimenting with exposure, aperture, shutter speed, filters and angles, documenting a personal point of view and dynamic, exciting photographs. Upon completion of the 90-minute…

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Music Mondays – Lost Wages

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

Lost Wages is an original Roots and Blues Flavored with Country and Soul. Bring a picnic, a blanket or lawn chairs, stroll the grounds, dance and be merry as music drifts from Lucy’s Topiary Garden, a collection of 21 “live” sculptures circling a performance area. Refreshments provided by Big Elm Brewing of Sheffield, MA.

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September 2021

Plein Air Watercolor Painting in the Garden

September 1 @ 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on September 8, 2021 at 10:00 AM

One event on September 15, 2021 at 10:00 AM

Berkshire Botanical Garden, 5 West Stockbridge Road
Stockbridge, MA 01262 United States
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$75 – $100

Explore the garden through the pleasure of watercolor painting with artist Ann Kremers. The class will work outdoors translating the vistas and details of the garden into paintings. Each session will begin with discussion of student work, demonstration, and a helpful assignment. Ann offers encouragement and suggestions throughout the painting sessions to help each person find their way to express the garden. Beginners and experienced painters are welcome.

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Thursday Afternoon Yoga in the Garden

September 2 @ 5:15 PM - 6:15 PM
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 5:15 PM on Thursday, repeating until September 2, 2021

Berkshire Botanical Garden, 5 West Stockbridge Road
Stockbridge, MA 01262 United States
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Experience the Garden like never before with our new Yoga in the Garden classes. Free to all, this outdoor program is appropriate for all skill levels and a perfect way to end the day.

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Music Mondays – The BTU’s

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

The BTU's play a mix of funky bluesy music that’s all about getting people on their feet! Bring a picnic, a blanket or lawn chairs, stroll the grounds, dance and be merry as music drifts from Lucy’s Topiary Garden, a collection of 21 “live” sculptures circling a performance area. Refreshments provided by Big Elm Brewing of Sheffield, MA.

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Herbaceous Plants

September 7 @ 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on September 14, 2021 at 5:30 PM

One event on September 21, 2021 at 5:30 PM

One event on September 28, 2021 at 5:30 PM

Berkshire Botanical Garden, 5 West Stockbridge Road
Stockbridge, MA 01262 United States
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$185 – $210

This intensive four-session class led by Lee Buttala explores the world of herbaceous plants, from their identification, selection and use in the garden through their basic botany, life cycle, and propagation. Participants are asked to create a final project highlighting a genus or plant family related to the curriculum. A part of the Level 1 horticulture core curriculum, this class is essential for the committed gardener and includes lectures, hands-on activities and field study, and group discussion. The class aspires…

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Plein Air Watercolor Painting in the Garden

September 8 @ 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on September 8, 2021 at 10:00 AM

One event on September 15, 2021 at 10:00 AM

Berkshire Botanical Garden, 5 West Stockbridge Road
Stockbridge, MA 01262 United States
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$75 – $100

Explore the garden through the pleasure of watercolor painting with artist Ann Kremers. The class will work outdoors translating the vistas and details of the garden into paintings. Each session will begin with discussion of student work, demonstration, and a helpful assignment. Ann offers encouragement and suggestions throughout the painting sessions to help each person find their way to express the garden. Beginners and experienced painters are welcome.

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Birding in the Garden

September 9 @ 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Berkshire Botanical Garden, 5 West Stockbridge Road
Stockbridge, MA 01262 United States
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$15 – $20

Our September bird walk with Mass Audubon. Birding around the Botanical Gardens is offered the second Thursday of every month throughout the year. This monthly bird walk will celebrate the amazing birds that live amongst the trees, grasses and flowers. Bring binoculars and clothing appropriate for the weather. Pre-registration is required.

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Birding in the Garden

September 9 @ 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on June 10, 2021 at 6:00 PM

One event on July 8, 2021 at 6:00 PM

One event on August 12, 2021 at 6:00 PM

One event on September 9, 2021 at 6:00 PM

Berkshire Botanical Garden, 5 West Stockbridge Road
Stockbridge, MA 01262 United States
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$15 – $20

Our May bird walk with Mass Audubon. Birding around the Botanical Gardens is offered the second Thursday of every month throughout the season. This monthly bird walk will celebrate the amazing birds that live amongst the trees, grasses and flowers.

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Music Mondays – The Church Ladies

September 13 @ 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Berkshire Botanical Garden, 5 West Stockbridge Road
Stockbridge, MA 01262 United States
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$10 – $15

The Church Ladies And lo! Thusly it was written that this is an all-original party band, who dress like church ladies and play rockin’ fun music! Bring a picnic, a blanket or lawn chairs, stroll the grounds, dance and be merry as music drifts from Lucy’s Topiary Garden, a collection of 21 “live” sculptures circling a performance area. Refreshments provided by Big Elm Brewing of Sheffield, MA.

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Herbaceous Plants

September 14 @ 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on September 14, 2021 at 5:30 PM

One event on September 21, 2021 at 5:30 PM

One event on September 28, 2021 at 5:30 PM

Berkshire Botanical Garden, 5 West Stockbridge Road
Stockbridge, MA 01262 United States
+ Google Map
$185 – $210

This intensive four-session class led by Lee Buttala explores the world of herbaceous plants, from their identification, selection and use in the garden through their basic botany, life cycle, and propagation. Participants are asked to create a final project highlighting a genus or plant family related to the curriculum. A part of the Level 1 horticulture core curriculum, this class is essential for the committed gardener and includes lectures, hands-on activities and field study, and group discussion. The class aspires…

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Plein Air Watercolor Painting in the Garden

September 15 @ 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on September 8, 2021 at 10:00 AM

One event on September 15, 2021 at 10:00 AM

Berkshire Botanical Garden, 5 West Stockbridge Road
Stockbridge, MA 01262 United States
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$75 – $100

Explore the garden through the pleasure of watercolor painting with artist Ann Kremers. The class will work outdoors translating the vistas and details of the garden into paintings. Each session will begin with discussion of student work, demonstration, and a helpful assignment. Ann offers encouragement and suggestions throughout the painting sessions to help each person find their way to express the garden. Beginners and experienced painters are welcome.

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Outdoor Exhibition: Taking Flight

September 16 - September 26
Berkshire Botanical Garden, 5 West Stockbridge Road
Stockbridge, MA 01262 United States
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Renowned collector and friend of the Garden Beth Rudin deWoody has curated a marvelous collection of sculptures by notable and emerging artists, each offering a unique expression of our Taking Flight theme.

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Field Survey of Grassland Meadows

September 16 @ 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Berkshire Botanical Garden, 5 West Stockbridge Road
Stockbridge, MA 01262 United States
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$55 – $65

This field class will explore the colorful variety of meadow flora that comes into its own in late summer and early fall. In the field we will observe and identify late-season grasses (which include such species as little bluestem, purple lovegrass, Indian grass, and switchgrass) and fall-blooming wildflowers such as asters, goldenrods, Joe-pye weeds, and many others. Our explorations will include both upland and wetland meadow communities

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Northeast Ethnobotany

September 16 @ 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
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One event on September 23, 2021 at 5:30 PM

Berkshire Botanical Garden, 5 West Stockbridge Road
Stockbridge, MA 01262 United States
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$145 – $160

Plants shape our lives in many ways: they provide food, fiber and medicine among other uses. This two-part class, led by ethnobotanist and ecologist Drew Monthie, will explore some of the Indigenous and European ethnobotanical practices of the Northeastern US and their historical context. The phytochemistry of plants (their chemical constituents) and their use as medicine will also be a topic of exploration, along with the ethics of Traditional Ecological Knowledge (2 Classes).

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Ikebana Workshop Series

September 18 @ 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on September 18, 2021 at 8:00 AM

One event on October 16, 2021 at 8:00 AM

One event on November 20, 2021 at 8:00 AM

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

Ikebana is a traditional Japanese style of flower arrangement. The Sogetsu school of ikebana, which informs this series, is over 100 years old, and yet it is newer and more unfettered than any other school of ikebana. Ikebana can be created anytime, anywhere, by anyone in any part of the world, and with any kind of material. Participants will experience the joy of self-expression through flower arranging. This four-part series is for those interested in cultivating an Ikebana practice. No…

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Overwintering Your Plants

September 18 @ 11:00 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. Taught by Jenna O’Brien, topics of this class will include cultivation, fertilizing, watering and healthcare. Learn by doing and take home some plant companions.

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Vegetable Fermentation Workshop

September 18 @ 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Berkshire Botanical Garden, 5 West Stockbridge Road
Stockbridge, MA 01262 United States
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$30 – $45

Vegetable fermentation is a practical, safe, and effective method for preserving and enhancing the taste of seasonal produce from your garden, farm, or grocery store. This workshop, taught by Mark Phillips, will provide an in-depth overview of the process for fermenting vegetables at home. It will include a demonstration of how to properly prepare and set up a fermentation vessel, as well as provide principles and practices for successfully managing and storing your ferment. The techniques and knowledge in this…

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Music Mondays – Dance Party with DJ Gabby Squalia

September 20 @ 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Berkshire Botanical Garden, 5 West Stockbridge Road
Stockbridge, MA 01262 United States
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$10 – $15

Dance Party with DJ Gabby Squalia, Berkshire County’s popular DJ plays your favorite dance tunes. Don’t forget to wear your dancin’ shoes! Bring a picnic, a blanket or lawn chairs, stroll the grounds, dance and be merry as music drifts from Lucy’s Topiary Garden, a collection of 21 “live” sculptures circling a performance area. Refreshments provided by Big Elm Brewing of Sheffield, MA.

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Herbaceous Plants

September 21 @ 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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$185 – $210

This intensive four-session class led by Lee Buttala explores the world of herbaceous plants, from their identification, selection and use in the garden through their basic botany, life cycle, and propagation. Participants are asked to create a final project highlighting a genus or plant family related to the curriculum. A part of the Level 1 horticulture core curriculum, this class is essential for the committed gardener and includes lectures, hands-on activities and field study, and group discussion. The class aspires…

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Ornamental Tree and Shrub ID and Insect Walk

September 22 @ 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Berkshire Botanical Garden, 5 West Stockbridge Road
Stockbridge, MA 01262 United States
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$50

Studying for the MCH, MCLP, or MCA exam? Want some hands-on experience identifying significant landscape plants and their insect pests? This program will be helpful for participants looking to either prepare for one of the exams or to expand your offerings for your clients. Join Dr. Mandy Bayer, Extension Assistant Professor at UMass Amherst, and Tawny Simisky, UMass Extension Entomologist, for a walk around the grounds at one of Massachusetts’ beautiful botanic gardens. This walkabout will focus on trees and…

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Northeast Ethnobotany

September 23 @ 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
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One event on September 23, 2021 at 5:30 PM

Berkshire Botanical Garden, 5 West Stockbridge Road
Stockbridge, MA 01262 United States
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$145 – $160

Plants shape our lives in many ways: they provide food, fiber and medicine among other uses. This two-part class, led by ethnobotanist and ecologist Drew Monthie, will explore some of the Indigenous and European ethnobotanical practices of the Northeastern US and their historical context. The phytochemistry of plants (their chemical constituents) and their use as medicine will also be a topic of exploration, along with the ethics of Traditional Ecological Knowledge (2 Classes).

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