Saturday, January 22, 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm – Little Landscape, Big Ideas

Since you will already be out at the Berkshire Botanical Garden in Stockbridge learning about honeybees (see above), stay and enjoy an armchair tour of some private grand-scale estates, with behind-the-scenes stories of the why and how they were created. View a variety of design styles including modern, cottage, and woodland gardens, and learn about the nuts and bolts for achieving some of these design concepts on your own property. Take away some inspiration, plus practical ideas for the less-landed gentry among us.

Naomi Brooks owns and operates Verdant Landscapes, a design/maintenance firm located in the mid-Hudson Valley region. She specializes as an owner’s representative for private and public landscape projects. She is the former education coordinator for The Institute of Ecosystem Studies (now the Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies) in Millbrook, N.Y., and earned certificates in Gardening and Landscape Design from the New York Botanical Garden.  This Saturday, January 22 lecture will begin at 1 pm, and the fee to  attend is $22 for BBG members, $27  for nonmembers.  For more information, call 413-298-3926, or email Image below of a chef’s garden from