Garden Notes: April 6, 2022

Upcoming programs at Berkshire Botanical Garden

STOCKBRIDGE – Berkshire Botanical Garden presents the following upcoming program. “Spring Hoppening” on Saturday, April 16, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. A highlight of the event will be egg hunts. With the help of the Garden’s Herb Associates and other volunteers, upwards of 1,500 environmentally friendly “eggs,” will be made and distributed throughout the Garden, each containing regionally native seeds ready for spring planting. The egg hunts will take place in Procter Garden and Lucy’s Garden. “Spring Hoppening” will include craft activities for kids, baby chicks on hand, rides on a mini horse-drawn cart and opportunities to have photos taken with a rather large and friendly bunny. The Garden’s gift shop will be open with plants and garden items for sale. Beverages, including a mimosa bar and snacks will be available. At 11 a.m. the first of two egg hunts begins for children up to 4 years old, followed at 11:30 a.m. with an egg hunt for children ages of 5 through 12. At noon, Wenonah Webster will lead an early spring tree identification tour, as leaves begin to bud throughout the 24-acre Garden. Admission is $8 per person (and free for children under the age of 4). To register for the programs or for more information, visit www.berkshirebotanical.org. Botanical Garden is located at 5 West Stockbridge Road.

Springfield Garden Club scholarship and trip

SPRINGFIELD – The Springfield Garden Club is accepting applications for their annual $2,000 scholarship awarded to a graduating high school senior, undergraduate or graduate college student majoring in a full-time plant science or environmental studies program, such as horticulture, floriculture, landscape design, conservation, forestry, botany, agronomy, plant pathology, environmental control, land management or other allied fields. The candidate must be a resident of Hampden County, demonstrate financial need and have adequate academic standing. High school seniors, undergraduate and graduate college students are eligible for consideration. for additional information and to request a copy of the application contact Jane Glushik at [email protected] or Elizabeth Tongue at 413-627-5503. Scholarship applications are to be completed and meet the submission deadline of April 15 to be eligible for consideration.

The Springfield Garden Club is hosting a bus trip to the New York Botanical Garden on Wednesday, April 27. The bus will leave Forest Park at 7:30 a.m. and will leave the NY Botanical Garden at 3:30 p.m. Ticket prices are $63 for SGC members and $75 nonmembers. The cost of the trip includes the bus trip and admission to the garden. The tour is self-guided, and lunch is the responsibility of the attendee. Registration is on a first come, first served basis and complete payment is due at time of registration. For more information on this and other Springfield Garden Club events go to www.springfieldgardenclubma.org or visit them on Facebook.

Agawam Garden Club meeting

AGAWAM – “Perennials for all Seasons” will be the topic for the next meeting of the Agawam Garden Club which will be held Tuesday, April 12, 6:30 p.m. at the Captain Charles Leonard House, located at 663 Main St. Landscape designer Jacqueline M. Clark will present the program. Jacqueline is a certified Horticulturalist and owner of Garden Designs by Jacqueline. Lecture includes plant combinations – what works well with each other. What plants to deadhead for rebloom, and those that can be cut back. When to plant, transplant, and divide. As the club has several activities planned for the coming season, there will be a short business meeting following the program. Agawam Garden Club meeting are open to everyone and not limited to Agawam residents.

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