The Education Center of the Berkshire Botanical Garden, 5 West Stockbridge Road, at the intersection of Routes 102 and 183 in Stockbridge, MA. For a map of and directions to the Garden, click http://www.berkshirebotanical.org and scroll under "Visit."
Morning: Elisabeth Zander -- Patagonia--Road Tales
As luck would have it, I was invited last minute to go botanizing with a specialist horticulture group from all over the world. Our resident botanist Marcela Ferreyra knew just where to find the plants. And did we ever find the cream of the crop, from Petunia patagonica to Ranunculus semiverticillatus to Calceolaria uniflora, with lots in between. Let's not forget the rosulate violas. This talk will focus on the environment where we found the plants.
Afternoon: Anne Spiegel -- Exploring Patagonia and its extraordinary plants
The talk is based on plants seen during two trips to Patagonia, the first to the North and the second to the South. Naturally, they will be the plants I liked the most.