Garden Intelligence: Lectures, Workshops, Events
March 30, Washington
Gunn Memorial Library Local organic horticulturist Renee Giroux will offer a visual presentation on organic herb gardening, provide information about the many types of herbs and edible flowers, and highlight the benefits of using herbs for culinary and home use. 6:30 p.m.
April 1, Great Barrington
Ward’s Nursery & Garden Center Mushrooms of the Berkshires: Erhard Wendt, Berkshire mushroom hunter and guide, will show photos and describe specific edible mushrooms that can be found in the area. Bring your questions about when, how and where to seek these natural treasures. 10 a.m.
April 8, Roxbury
Minor Memorial Library Gardening as if the World Depended on Us: Tovah Martin will show what you can do in your garden to attract birds, bees and other beneficial creatures. 1 p.m.
April 8, Stockbridge
Berkshire Botanical Garden Growing Nightshades in the Vegetable Garden: Ron Kujawski will discuss growing plants such as tomatoes, peppers and eggplant – from starting plants from seed and ongoing seasonal care, to pest and disease management, and harvesting. 1 p.m.
April 8, Stockbridge
Berkshire Botanical Garden Spring Pruning of Woody Ornamental Plants: Ron Yaple will demonstrate how to renovate, rejuvenate and shape shrubs and small ornamental trees for structure, health and optimal growth. 9:30 a.m.
April 15 – April 28, Sheffield
Bartholomew’s Cobble Wildflower Festival: The Trustees of Reservations will lead tours of one of the most best places to see spring wildflowers. The unique geology of the site creates an ideal environment for an abundance of wildflowers. Tours are given three times a day, at 10 a.m., 12 p.m. and 2 p.m. Read our story about last year’s Wildflower Festival.
April 22, Lenox
Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary Introduction to Gardening Organically: Master Gardener Diane Wetzel will explain the benefits of organic gardening and impart practical info on how to incorporate this approach in your garden. Community Garden registration will be available before or after the workshop. 1:30 p.m.
May 13 & 14, Sharon
Trade Secrets This two-day garden fundraiser for Women’s Support Services of the Northwest Corner of Connecticut will include a rare plant and garden antiques sale at Lion Rock Farm on Saturday from 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Self-guided tours of four beautiful private gardens, located in Cornwall and Falls Village, Conn. and nearby Ashley Falls, Mass. will be available on Sunday from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. See website for details and pricing info.