Garden Notes September 1, 2021

Upcoming programs in the Berkshire Botanical Garden

STOCKBRIDGE = Berkshire Plant Garden presents “Music Monday” with BTU, Monday, September 6, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. , A collection of 21 “live” sculptures circling the performance area. Drinks offered by Shefield, Big El Birang, MA. Tickets for Music Monday are $ 10 for BBC members and $ 15 for non-members. Highly reserved places suggested, visit Music Monday rain or shine, but in severe weather concerts are canceled and refunds are offered. In case of questionable weather, please visit the website,, or call 413 320-4794 for updates. Safety First: BBC is a COVID-compliant institution. Please follow Massachusetts health regulations. Dogs / animals (except service animals) are not allowed on property or in gardens. The Berkshire Plant Garden is located at 5 West Stokebridge Road.

The BBC will host Herbaceous Plants from Tuesday, September 7, and the following Tuesday, September 28, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Plants, with their identification, selection and basic vegetation, life cycle and distribution in the garden. Participants will be asked to create a final project that will highlight the curriculum related to the curriculum. Part of the Level 1 Horticultural Curriculum, this section is essential for the committed gardener and includes lectures, crafts and field research and group discussions. Students should wear outdoor field studies. Important text, “Garden for gardeners.” It costs $ 185 for members and $ 210 for non-members. To register, visit

Foundation Inclusion of Native Plants in Gardens

SPRINGFIELD – Springfield Gardening Club will host a program on Friday, September 17 at 11:30 a.m. at the Gary Park in the Forest Park to create a “Gardens that accept native plants.” The event will be both physical and virtual through Zoom.

Kathy Conolly is a landscape designer focused on natural designs, low impact techniques and homeowners, municipalities and organizations. Kathy holds a master’s degree in landscape planning and design from Conway School in Northampton. She completed a major master gardening program and is an accredited organic landscaping expert by NOFA.

The meeting will be held in a tent at Bernie Estate, Forest Park, Sumer Avenue, and Zom. In accordance with COVID-19 safety protocols, you may not be able to provide regular lunch. Coffee and tea are served with bottled water. Guests bring their own lunch. Presentation is open to the public and club members. Social time starts at 11:30 a.m., the club’s business meeting will begin at noon, and the event will begin at 12:30 pm with $ 5 tickets for guests and available at

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