Thursday, July 11, 10:00 am – 12:00 noon – Collecting Woody Plants

Longing for that special hydrangea? Learn how to propagate easy-to-grow shrubs and trees in a hands on workshop at Berkshire Botanical Garden on Thursday, July 11, from 10 – noon. This workshop led by Elisabeth Cary will cover how to collect, prepare and propagate shrubs and trees from softwood cuttings. Set at a great time of the year, participants will take cuttings, make a simple propagator and learn techniques to insure successful rooting. Easily propagated shrub varieties, cultivation requirements, timing and care will be the focus of this program. Participants will go home with wonderful selections from the Berkshire Botanical Garden’s collection. BBG members $35, nonmembers $45. To register, visit

Elisabeth Cary is the Director of Education at the Berkshire Botanical Garden and has been gardening for over 25 years. She specializes in perennial, vegetable and mixed-border gardens. Image from