Garden Notes – September 8, 2021

Upcoming programs in the Berkshire Botanical Garden

STOCKBRIDGE = Berkshire Botanical Garden offers the following upcoming programs. Saturday, September 18, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. This section examines the colorful wildflowers that come into contact with it in late summer and early autumn. In the field you will see late-growing grasses (such as small blue, purple love grass, Indian grass and changing box) and spring flowers such as Esther, Golden Rhodes, Joe-Pie weeks and many more. It costs $ 55 for members, 65 for non-members.

Saturday, September 18, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. This section encourages them to conserve soft vegetables, houseplants, forested specimens and successful collections and thrive during the winter. Topics in this section include farming, fertilizer, watering, and health care. Learn to make some plant friends and take them home. $ 25 members, non-members $ 35. Visit to register for any program. The Berkshire Plant Garden is located at 5 West Stokebridge Road.

Foundation Plans 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 House 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 am, the club business meeting is at noon and the presentation starts at 12:30 pm Tickets for $ 5 are available at

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