Upcoming Programs at the Berkshire Botanical Garden
STOCKBRIDGE – Berkshire Botanical Garden features the following upcoming programs. Tuesday, September 20, from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m., “September golden hour in the garden: horticultural walks”. Each month, join Eric Ruquist, Head of Horticulture at BBG, for a golden hour garden tour. Each tour will feature a different seasonal topic, highlighting areas of specific interest in the garden. Topics will vary by season and may include native plants, trees and shrubs, interesting annuals, favorite perennials. Cost $15 members, $20 non-members; Friday September 23, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., “An oenological + gastronomic Tour de France, in the heart of the Berkshires”. The wines of France have had a profound influence on new and developing wine countries. So even if you haven’t tasted a French wine, you’ve had one inspired by France. For example, Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, Pinot Noir, and Chardonnay varieties originated in France, and the French versions have a distinct character like no other. French wine tasting offers a valuable perspective on the evolution of modern wine. Taste and discuss five wines from different regions of France, each accompanied by regional specialties concocted by chef Benjamin Daire. The cost is $80 for members, $85 for non-members; Saturday, September 24, from 10 a.m. to noon, “The art of planting bulbs”. This course not only explores classic techniques for using bulbs in the garden, but also demonstrates new approaches that pair bulbs with perennials and other plantings that either complement them or take center stage at the end. of the bulb show. This class will explore planting methods, post-bloom care for bulbs, and how to select varieties best suited for naturalization. Cost is $15 members, $18 non-members. Please note that financial aid is available for all BBG classes. Use this link and read the instructions carefully. Or contact Director of Education Bridgette Stone at [email protected]: Saturday, September 24, 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., “Identifying Invasive Plants in the Landscape.” This class will focus on the identifying characteristics, ecological impacts, and population trends of many invasive trees, shrubs, vines, and herbaceous plants that grow in forests, fields, and wetlands in Berkshire County. The class will include a morning presentation and an afternoon in the field to investigate invasive species in a variety of habitats. Look at both common and less common invasive species. Ted Elliman worked for many years for the Native Plant Trust as a botanist, invasive species program manager and instructor in botany, ecology and conservation. Cost $55 members, $65 non-members. Please note that financial aid is available for all BBG classes. Use this link and read the instructions carefully. Or contact Director of Education Bridgette Stone at [email protected]; Saturday, September 24, from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m., “Fall Scaping”. Add beauty to your garden during the balmy golden days of fall with flowers, shrubs, trees and vines that shine during this season. Discover plants with colorful flowers, rich foliage and spectacular seed heads, and learn strategies that will guide you in designing a vibrant fall garden. Jana Milbocker is director of Enchanted Gardens, speaker and author. Cost is $20 members, $25 non-members. Please note that financial aid is available for all BBG classes. Or contact Director of Education Bridgette Stone at [email protected] For more information or to register, visit www.berkshirebotanical.org. The Botanical Garden is located at 5 West Stockbridge Road.
Garden Club Program
SPRINGFIELD – The Springfield Garden Club will host “Nibbling Plants in Your Garden and Beyond,” presented by Russ Cohen on Thursday, September 22 at 11:30 a.m. The event will also take place in person at the Barney Carriage House in Forest Park. like virtually via Zoom. Join Russ Cohen, for an hour-long slideshow featuring at least two dozen native edible wild plant species that can be added to your own landscape or nibbled on when you encounter them in other places. Russ will be bringing printed materials as well as sample treats for attendees to sip and munch on. Lunch will be offered, including gluten-free options, beginning at 11:30 a.m. Guest fee is $5 and tickets are available on Eventbrite. For more information on this and other Springfield Garden Club events, visit www.gcfm.org/springfieldgardenclub or their Facebook page.
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