Garden Notes: March 23, 2022


Upcoming Programs at the Berkshire Botanical Garden

STOCKBRIDGE – Berkshire Botanical Garden presents the next online program following. Saturday, April 2, 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. “Backyard Chickens 101”. Learn the basics of backyard chicken care. Take a one-hour introductory online course on raising chickens for eggs. Taught by BBG Director of Education, Bridgette Stone. Cost is $10 members, $15 non-members. To register for the program or for more information, visit The Botanical Garden is located at 5 West Stockbridge Road.

Springfield Garden Club Scholarship and Travel

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

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 leave the New York Botanical Garden at 3:30 p.m. Ticket prices are $63 for SGC. members and $75 non-members. The cost of the trip includes the bus ride and entrance to the garden. The tour is self-guided and lunch is the responsibility of the participant. Registration is on a first come, first served basis and full payment is due at time of registration. For more information on this and other Springfield Garden Club events, go to or visit them on Facebook.

Agawam Garden Club Scholarship

AGAWAM – Applications are now available for the Agawam Garden Club Scholarship 2022. To be eligible for the scholarship, students must be a graduate of Agawam High School or a graduate student of Agawam High School. Applicants should be majoring or planning to major in one of the following areas: Botany, Environmental Engineering, Environmental Science, Earth Systems, Forest Management, Natural Resources, Soil and Insect Science, Agriculture sustainable, horticulture or sustainable food and agriculture, turf science and management, landscape management design and technology, clean energy, technology studies: wastewater or other environment-related studies. Completed applications along with transcripts and references should be submitted to Denise Carmody, 40 Primrose Lane, Agawam MA 01001 by April 1. Applications are available through Agawam High School or can be found on our website at

Wilbraham Garden Club meeting

WILBRAHAM — The Wilbraham Garden Club’s April meeting will be held Thursday, April 7, at St. Cecelia’s Parish Center on Main Street at 10:30 a.m. Coffee and pastries will be served. The speaker for the day will be Valerie Morton, owner of Quilts and Treasures, East Longmeadow. She will feature a trunk of over 30 quilts featuring flowers and floral fabrics. Valérie has been a quilter for over 45 years and has been speaking to groups about quilting for over 25 years.

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