BMO Harris Bank Getaway Wednesdays

Wednesdays, June 7 – August 30

Cookouts | 11 am1 pm

Take advantage of a midday refresh by spending your lunch break surrounded by the beauty of nature! All produce is grown at the Garden in partnership with the N.E.W. Master Gardeners Association. Free admission with the purchase of lunch.
$5/GBBG Member; $9/Non-Member

Children’s Discovery Station | 46 pm

Join us in the Nielsen Children’s Garden for free, nature-themed, hands-on activities for your family to enjoy. 

Themes for Summer 2017:

Supported by Schreiber and Green Bay Preble Optimist Foundation, Inc.

Free Admission | 48 pm

Enjoy a picnic, play in the Nielsen Children’s Garden, check out a S.E.E.D. Pack and even search for Pokémon!

This summer, we are excited to showcase our area Garden Clubs during our free admission. Visit with their members to learn more!

Garden Club Schedule

 Garden to Glass: Cocktails & Tunes | 6–7:30 pm

A weekly event series with a unique theme each month. Guests enjoy specialty cocktails, beer, wine and live music. Fresh ingredients from the Garden will give your craft cocktail experience a scent and taste to remember! Sorry, no alcoholic beverage carry-ins.

2017 Seasonally Inspired Themes and Performances
July: Red, White & Blues August: It’s Tiki Time
July 5 – John Kelley Duo August 2 – Tarl Knight
July 12 – Open Mic August 9 – Open Mic
July 19 – Taylor Popour August 16 – SevenFunk
July 26 – Open Mic August 23 – Open Mic
August 30 – Antonio Salerno

How Does Open Mic Work at the Garden?

At open mic people can arrive at 4:30-5:45 pm to sign-up for a 10-minute family-friendly performance time (2 song set). Let the sign-up volunteer know if you want to play more than one set, check back in with the sign-up table to see if there will be time for a 2nd set.

The Garden will provide a simple speaker and microphone system (more details to come).  If you have equipment that needs to be setup, be sure to communicate with the Garden ahead of time, you will probably need to come a bit earlier. Many people do bring a cd player with accompaniment tracks.

It is a fast moving event and we recommend that artists keep their setup simple and there is no time for sound checks between acts. Please return to the audience after your set to support your fellow artists.

For more information, contact Eileen Metzler, Special Events Manager, at 920-491-3691 ext. 103 or

Proceeds support our environmental sustainability initiatives and help us serve over 6,000 children each year through field trips, outreach programs and family education.

Volunteer at Garden to Glass: Cocktails & Tunes

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Thank You to Our Sponsors

Title Sponsor

BMO Harris Bank


Children’s Discovery Station supported by Schreiber and Green Bay Preble Optimist Foundation, Inc.

Contact Us

For more information, contact us at 920.490.9457 or

For more information on opportunities for corporate partnership including sponsorship, contact our Director of Development, Marketing & Communications, Cindy Berton, at 920.491.3691 ext. 104 or