Upcoming Events at the Berkshire Botanical Garden
Stockbridge – Berkshire Botanical Garden offers the following upcoming events; Thursdays, February 9 through April 13, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. over a 10-week period, “Landscape Design II.” Learn the skills needed for functional garden design that respects the site and meets the needs of the client. Led by Chuck Schnell and Walter Kadnohofsky, this course will cover a different topic or technique focusing on the importance of knowing the client and site as the basis for effective and engaging design. Essential and easy-to-understand design principles will be introduced throughout the course, along with a form-finding approach to garden design. Gain the vocabulary you need to assess a property’s potential and problems, and ask the right questions to realize a client’s desires while avoiding common design mistakes. Learn how to make thoughtful and sustainable choices for elements and materials commonly used in a residential scale garden. Students will complete an instructor-provided project and take it from creative concept to full design plan, including site assessment diagrams, conceptual sketches and schematic drawings. Each class will include instruction and evaluation of projects in progress. Group discussions and exercises will put theory into practice. Students will make a formal presentation in the final class with the primary goal of conveying a coherent design narrative and process leading to the proposed solution. Cost $400 members, $450 non-members. Need help paying for this class? The Berkshire Botanical Garden can help visit their webpage for more information. For more information, or to register, visit www.berkshirebotanical.org, The Berkshire Botanical Gardens is located at 5 West Stockbridge Road.
Virtual Garden Tour
Amherst – Join Jones Library and escape the winter weather with a virtual garden tour called “Artists’ Gardens in New England” on Thursday, February 2 at 7 p.m. presented by Jada Milbacher. Register directly via Zoom: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_4jIO8aCiRjibtvZ2sKeHuQ,
Visit the private residences of Edith Wharton, Julian Alden Weir, Childe Hassam, Daniel Chester French, Emily Dickinson, Augustus Saint-Gaudens, Celia Thaxter, and more. This is the first in a planned series called “Gardens and Gardening”. The program is free and open to the public. Contact Janet Ryan at 413-259-3223 for more information.
Garden Club Scholarship
EAST LONGMEADOW – Applications are now open for the 2023 Esther A. Rosati Memorial East Longmeadow Garden Club Scholarship in the amount of $1,000. Applicants must be currently an East Longmeadow High School senior or recent East Longmeadow High School graduate, planning to attend an institution of higher education, or an undergraduate student who is an East Longmeadow resident and attending an institution Participating or planning to participate. higher education, or an East Longmeadow student who is a resident and has been accepted to participate in a special program.
All applicants must be planning to earn a degree in agriculture, botany, conservation, ecology, environmental engineering, environmental science, floral design, forestry, landscaping architecture, oceanography, perma-culture/agro-ecology or a related field.
Applicants must include a copy of an official grade transcript and applications must be received on or before February 28. Applicants who are being considered will be contacted by the East Longmeadow Garden Club’s Scholarship Committee for an interview. The scholarship will be awarded to the recipient at the annual May meeting of the East Longmeadow Garden Club. Scholarship applications can be picked up or downloaded from the high school guidance office or East Longmeadow Public Library eastlongmeadowgard.wixsite.com/gardens,
East Longmeadow Garden Club Scholarship Committee, c/o Diane A. Send completed applications and transcripts to Tiago, 38 Rogers Road, East Longmeadow, MA 01028.
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