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."
The Annual Luncheon follows the morning program and will be held at a local restaurant.
Tom Flanigan is accepting reservations for our Annual Luncheon on October 29 at the Aegean Breeze restaurant in Great Barrington. Send a $10 check payable to Aegean Breeze to Tom Flanigan at his address below — deadline is October 22. That amount will be subtracted from your individual bill at the restaurant. Call Tom at (860) 286-0128 if you have questions.
12 Overbrook Farm Road
Bloomfield, CT 06002
Located less than four miles from the Berkshire Botanical Garden, the Aegean Breeze serves traditional Greek cuisine. You may order whatever you like from their menu (click here to view) and they will provide individual checks.
The meeting begins at 10 with coffee and conversation. A brief business meeting and Show & Tell start at 10:30, followed by our guest speaker. Lunch will be served at a local restaurant (see details under "Location"). There will not be an afternoon program.
For our morning program, Eleftherios Dariotis will tell us about the "Alpine Flora of Greece".
Eleftherios Dariotis (aka Liberto Dario of Facebook) is a horticulturist and botanist from Athens, Greece. He has studied plant production in Greece and completed an M.Sc. in Plant Biology from the University of California, Davis and another one in Horticulture from the University of Reading in England. He has created two private gardens in Paiania, Greece which hold a large variety of Lamiaceae (mint family) and other plants, traveled extensively around the world and especially in Greece´s diverse habitats to see and photograph the native plants and has worked in the agricultural and environmental public sectors in Greece. He is currently leading plant tours in Greece and maintains a small bulb and seed nursery business. His plant interests include everything in the family Lamiaceae, with a special attraction to Salvias, along with a love for South African Bulbs and Mediterranean climate shrubs and perennials that he is continuously introducing and promoting in Athens' tough local gardening conditions.