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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/

March 2021

Landscape Design I

March 30 @ 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
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An event every week that begins at 5:30 PM on Tuesday, repeating until April 1, 2021

Berkshire Botanical Garden, 5 West Stockbridge Road
Stockbridge, MA 01262 United States
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This course will introduce students to the design process—the systematic way designers approach a site and client. Taught by landscape architect and fine artist David Dew Bruner, this course will include a series of simple projects, ending with a garden designed by the students. Learn design principles such as form, balance, repetition, line, texture, color and spatial relationships. Additionally, students will be introduced to history and how it helps the designer resolve and inspire garden design. (7 Classes)

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April 2021

How to Use Your Tools the Right Way

April 9 @ 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Berkshire Botanical Garden, 5 West Stockbridge Road
Stockbridge, MA 01262 United States
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$20 – $25

Learn about the different tools used for planting, garden maintenance and invasive removal, considering the pros and cons to different tools for particular tasks. Proper tool use and maintenance will be addressed. Students will receive hands-on experience with the tools presented.

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Spring Pruning of Woody Ornamental Plants

April 10 @ 10:30 AM - 2:30 PM
Berkshire Botanical Garden, 5 West Stockbridge Road
Stockbridge, MA 01262 United States
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$30 – $40

Spring is a great time to assess woody shrubs for shape, structure and winter damage. This workshop will focus on learning by doing. Ron Yaple, owner of Race Mountain Tree Services in Sheffield, MA, will demonstrate how to renovate, rejuvenate and shape shrubs and small ornamental trees for structure, health and optimal growth. Plants covered will include viburnums, lilacs, witch hazels, deciduous azaleas, sweetshrubs, crabapples and ornamental cherries.

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Spring/Summer Hive Management

April 10 @ 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Berkshire Botanical Garden, 5 West Stockbridge Road
Stockbridge, MA 01262 United States
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$15 – $20

Join 6th-generation beekeeper Ken Warchol for an in-depth program on spring honeybee hive management. This lecture and demonstration will focus on how to open up hives from the winter, including feeding and pest control. Beekeepers will learn critical information and, most especially, timing of important management techniques to prepare hives for the spring and summer. Weather permitting, Warchol will do a hive inspection in the BBG apiary. Bring protective equipment.

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Seed Starting for the New Cutting Garden

April 11 @ 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Berkshire Botanical Garden, 5 West Stockbridge Road
Stockbridge, MA 01262 United States
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$12 – $18

Seed starting can be intimidating, with calendar complications and lots of equipment. Streamline the process in this course from Colie Collen of Flower Scout, who will review the optimal start dates and conditions for a wide range of cut flowers, herbs and veggies and guide participants through the best ways to start seeds at home.

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Container Garden Design

April 14 @ 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
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One event on April 21, 2021 at 5:30 PM

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

Berkshire Botanical Garden, 5 West Stockbridge Road
Stockbridge, MA 01262 United States
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Acquire the skills required for beautiful and successful container gardens with Jenna O’Brien, owner of Viridissima Horticulture and Design. 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. Students will get to know the plants that thrive in containers and how to care for them and consider container selection, siting, planting, growing, controlling pests and maintaining moveable gardens (3 Classes).

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Home Orchard Care

April 17 @ 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Berkshire Botanical Garden, 5 West Stockbridge Road
Stockbridge, MA 01262 United States
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$80 – $100

Learn from expert instructor Michael Phillips how to manage your own orchard. Successfully growing fruit for your family becomes straightforward when you narrow the big picture down to getting the basics right. Fungal and bacterial disease can be successfully managed with deep nutrition and competitive colonization. Resolve major insect challenges safely by ascertaining who, what and when. This overview of complementary sprays backed by biodiversity and soil health will set the stage for successfully growing tree fruit in New England.

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Transplanting Shrubs and Planting Small Ornamental Trees

April 17 @ 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Berkshire Botanical Garden, 5 West Stockbridge Road
Stockbridge, MA 01262 United States
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$25 – $35

Learn by doing in this hands-on shrub and tree planting/transplanting workshop led by arborist Ken Gooch. 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 with techniques that create minimal disturbance and ensure a smooth transition to a new site. Consider the differences between bare-root, container-grown and balled-and-burlapped trees, and understand the importance of siting.

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Chainsaw Skills Workshop

April 18 @ 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Berkshire Botanical Garden, 5 West Stockbridge Road
Stockbridge, MA 01262 United States
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$110 – $135

This workshop taught by certified arborist Melissa LeVangie is designed for the novice to beginner chainsaw operator. The class will combine lecture and hands-on learning. Topics will include personal protective equipment, the anatomy of a chainsaw, reactive forces, basic chainsaw maintenance and additional tools for use with a chainsaw. Attendees will learn essential techniques and safety features and practices before cutting logs on the ground and/or elevated on sawhorses. No experience or equipment necessary.

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Container Garden Design

April 21 @ 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
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One event on April 21, 2021 at 5:30 PM

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

Berkshire Botanical Garden, 5 West Stockbridge Road
Stockbridge, MA 01262 United States
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Acquire the skills required for beautiful and successful container gardens with Jenna O’Brien, owner of Viridissima Horticulture and Design. 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. Students will get to know the plants that thrive in containers and how to care for them and consider container selection, siting, planting, growing, controlling pests and maintaining moveable gardens (3 Classes).

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Spring Sausage Making

April 25 @ 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Berkshire Botanical Garden, 5 West Stockbridge Road
Stockbridge, MA 01262 United States
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$40 – $55

This hands-on workshop with Berkshire-based butcher, educator and artist Jake Levin takes participants through the process of making sausage at home, incorporating seasonal botanicals. Learn the history and process of sausage making, from the right cuts to the correct ratios, stuffing and linking. Not only will students get a chance to participate, they will walk away with samples to try at home, a set of recipes and the frameworks needed to create their own seasonal recipes.

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Container Garden Design

April 28 @ 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
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One event on April 21, 2021 at 5:30 PM

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

Berkshire Botanical Garden, 5 West Stockbridge Road
Stockbridge, MA 01262 United States
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Acquire the skills required for beautiful and successful container gardens with Jenna O’Brien, owner of Viridissima Horticulture and Design. 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. Students will get to know the plants that thrive in containers and how to care for them and consider container selection, siting, planting, growing, controlling pests and maintaining moveable gardens (3 Classes).

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May 2021

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

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

May 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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Roy Boutard Day – Come Open the Garden with Us!

May 2 @ 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Berkshire Botanical Garden, 5 West Stockbridge Road
Stockbridge, MA 01262 United States
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Celebrating the opening of the Garden’s season. Roy Boutard Day also marks the Garden's annual Horticulture Certificate Program graduation, followed by a traditional Mai Bowle Reception hosted by BBG’s Herb Associates, the volunteer group responsible for delicious herb products sold in our Visitor Center.  Timed ticket required.

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Botanical Cyanotype for Beginners

May 2 @ 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Berkshire Botanical Garden, 5 West Stockbridge Road
Stockbridge, MA 01262 United States
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$45 – $60

Learn about the history of the cyanotype process and the work of botanist Anna Atkins, who created the first photographic book, Photographs of British Algae: Cyanotype Impressions, in 1853.  Timed ticket required.

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

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

May 4 @ 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 5 @ 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 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
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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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Virtual: Botanically-Infused Spring Craft Cocktails

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

Join Billy Jack Paul to guide you through creating seasonal and classic craft cocktails. Explore harnessing the flavors of the season and botanicals to create inspired and delicious drinks. Learn techniques to make them at home for yourself or your friends.

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

May 7 @ 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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44th Annual Be-a-Better-Gardener Plant Sale

May 7 @ 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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One event on May 8, 2021 at 9:00 AM

Berkshire Botanical Garden, 5 West Stockbridge Road
Stockbridge, MA 01262 United States
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Curated by BBG’s horticulture staff, this year’s Plant Sale features plants chosen for their ornamental value and their proven reliability in the Berkshires. The plant sale will include hundreds of perennials, annuals and vegetables with a focus on diversity. Hanging baskets and carnivorous plants will also be available. Also, the popular “Ask Me” staff and volunteers will be on hand to provide expert advice. All proceeds from the Plant Sale support the Garden’s horticulture and education programs. Garden members receive…

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Virtual: The Last Minute Beginners’ Guide to Vegetable Gardening

May 7 @ 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Berkshire Botanical Garden, 5 West Stockbridge Road
Stockbridge, MA 01262 United States
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This online course for those new to growing their own vegetables will introduce the basics of growing a vegetable and herb garden. Soil preparation, transplanting, direct sowing and harvest will all be all covered. Students will receive resources and knowledge they can use for years to come.

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

May 8 @ 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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44th Annual Be-a-Better-Gardener Plant Sale

May 8 @ 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on May 8, 2021 at 9:00 AM

Berkshire Botanical Garden, 5 West Stockbridge Road
Stockbridge, MA 01262 United States
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Curated by BBG’s horticulture staff, this year’s Plant Sale features plants chosen for their ornamental value and their proven reliability in the Berkshires. The plant sale will include hundreds of perennials, annuals and vegetables with a focus on diversity. Hanging baskets and carnivorous plants will also be available. Also, the popular “Ask Me” staff and volunteers will be on hand to provide expert advice. All proceeds from the Plant Sale support the Garden’s horticulture and education programs. Garden members receive…

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

May 9 @ 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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Beginner Botanical Watercolors and Mimosas for Mother’s Day

May 9 @ 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Berkshire Botanical Garden, 5 West Stockbridge Road
Stockbridge, MA 01262 United States
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$85 – $110

Spend Mother’s Day together at the garden learning a new skill. Sip mimosas and paint flowers with Mom. What could be better? This beginners’ class is designed for mothers/mother figures and their adult children. Participants will be introduced to sketching and painting botanicals with watercolors.

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

May 10 @ 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 11 @ 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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Virtual: Growing Knock-out Tomatoes

May 11 @ 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Berkshire Botanical Garden, 5 West Stockbridge Road
Stockbridge, MA 01262 United States
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$10 – $15

Gardener Ron Kujawski shares his tips for getting the most out of your tomatoes. He’ll cover tomato varieties, planting for success and care throughout the season. Pest and disease management will be addressed. He’ll also share his tips for harvest and preservation.

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

May 12 @ 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 13 @ 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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Birding in the Garden

May 13 @ 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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Flights of Fancy: The Botanical and Bejeweled Universe of Mindy Lam

May 14 @ 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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Spring iPhone and Digital Camera Garden Photography

May 14 @ 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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One event on May 15, 2021 at 10:00 AM

One event on May 17, 2021 at 5:00 PM

Berkshire Botanical Garden, 5 West Stockbridge Road
Stockbridge, MA 01262 United States
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If you find yourself wishing to compose better images of your garden and landscapes, this is the course for you. Taught by Thad Kubis, this three-part class is held both online and at BBG and will provide a hands-on, application-based introduction to all aspects of garden-based photography. Thad will review all the options that smartphones, DSLR’s and film-based cameras offer and explain how you can use them to create beautiful and unique garden-based photographs.

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

May 15 @ 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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Spring iPhone and Digital Camera Garden Photography

May 15 @ 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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One event on May 15, 2021 at 10:00 AM

One event on May 17, 2021 at 5:00 PM

Berkshire Botanical Garden, 5 West Stockbridge Road
Stockbridge, MA 01262 United States
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If you find yourself wishing to compose better images of your garden and landscapes, this is the course for you. Taught by Thad Kubis, this three-part class is held both online and at BBG and will provide a hands-on, application-based introduction to all aspects of garden-based photography. Thad will review all the options that smartphones, DSLR’s and film-based cameras offer and explain how you can use them to create beautiful and unique garden-based photographs.

Find out more »

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

May 16 @ 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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Virtual: Houseplants by Design: Adding Plants to your Décor

May 16 @ 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Berkshire Botanical Garden, 5 West Stockbridge Road
Stockbridge, MA 01262 United States
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$25 – $35

Explore some of the easiest, most rewarding houseplants appropriate for all types of home situations and varying window exposures. Tovah Martin will show how to move beyond the “green blob in the corner,” offering ideas for profiling plants beautifully and artistically, applying design principles to make your plants work meaningfully with your home décor.

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

May 17 @ 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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Spring iPhone and Digital Camera Garden Photography

May 17 @ 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
|Recurring Event (See all)

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

One event on May 17, 2021 at 5:00 PM

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

If you find yourself wishing to compose better images of your garden and landscapes, this is the course for you. Taught by Thad Kubis, this three-part class is held both online and at BBG and will provide a hands-on, application-based introduction to all aspects of garden-based photography. Thad will review all the options that smartphones, DSLR’s and film-based cameras offer and explain how you can use them to create beautiful and unique garden-based photographs.

Find out more »

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

May 18 @ 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
+ 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.

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Virtual: Gardens as Agents of Change

May 18 @ 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Berkshire Botanical Garden, 5 West Stockbridge Road
Stockbridge, MA 01262 United States
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In her presentation, Jennifer Jewell will explore the philosophy of her Cultivating Place podcast that gardeners and gardens are potentially powerful agents and spaces for positive change in our world, helping to address challenges as wide ranging as climate change, habitat loss, cultural polarization and individual and communal health and well-being.

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

May 19 @ 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
+ 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.

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

May 20 @ 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
+ 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.

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

May 21 @ 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
+ 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.

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

May 22 @ 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
+ 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.

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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
|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
+ 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.

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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
|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
+ 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.

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

May 25 @ 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
+ 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.

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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
|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
+ 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.

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

May 27 @ 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
+ 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.

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Thursday Afternoon Yoga in the Garden

May 27 @ 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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Flights of Fancy: The Botanical and Bejeweled Universe of Mindy Lam

May 28 @ 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
+ 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.

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

May 29 @ 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
+ 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.

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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
|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
+ 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.

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

May 31 @ 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
+ 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.

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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
|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
+ 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.

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Bird Nests: Rendering Their Unique Beauty

June 1 @ 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 2 @ 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
+ 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.

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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
+ 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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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
|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
+ 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.

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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
+ 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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Thursday Afternoon Yoga in the Garden

June 3 @ 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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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
+ 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.

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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
+ 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.

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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
|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
+ 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.

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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
+ Google Map

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
+ 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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Birding in the Garden

June 10 @ 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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Birding in the Garden

June 10 @ 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Berkshire Botanical Garden, 5 West Stockbridge Road
Stockbridge, MA 01262 United States
+ Google Map
$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
|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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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
|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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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
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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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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
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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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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
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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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Thursday Afternoon Yoga in the Garden

July 15 @ 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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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
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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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Thursday Afternoon Yoga in the Garden

July 22 @ 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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