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A Japanese tea garden. Photo courtesy Egremont Garden Club

Japanese Tea Garden lecture Sept. 16 at Berkshire Botanical Garden

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By Sunday, Sep 9, 2018 Life In the Berkshires

Stockbridge — The aesthetics and elements of the Japanese tea garden will be the subject of a lecture, accompanied by slides, at the Berkshire Botanical Garden on Sunday, Sept. 16 at 2 p.m.

Bettina Mueller, the presenter, is a longtime student of the Japanese tea tradition and has authored a prize-winning book about the essentials of the tea garden. Her presentation will include a Chabana “in one breath” demonstration of a teahouse flower arrangement. Questions from the audience will be welcomed at the end of her talk. Refreshments and a book signing will follow.

The Egremont Garden Club is hosting the event as its annual fundraiser for a college scholarship that is given to a local high school student. Tickets are $25 and include admission to the Berkshire Botanical Garden, which is currently featuring plant lithographs by Ellsworth Kelly in the new art gallery and contemporary sculptures on the grounds.

Tickets may be purchased in advance at Kenver, the sporting goods shop on Main Street in South Egremont; at the Berkshire Botanical Garden; or at the event, depending on availability.

The Garden Club is a nonprofit organization in operation since 1961. New members are always welcome. The Egremont Garden Club can be reached at EgremontGardenClub@gmail.com.

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