Grand Garden: Planting Days

By Susan Garot, Executive Director

The Grand Garden construction is nearing completion and soon the landscaping will begin. Another way you can help us achieve the dream is by volunteering at a Weed & Feed. The second Wednesday of July and August will be planting days in the Grand Garden. With over 12,500 perennials, trees and shrubs to be installed, including our magnificent Magnolia collection, we need you! Come out, plant and then join us for dinner. The Garden will provide grilled meats and beverages, we ask you to bring a dish to share.

Contact Membership & Volunteer Manager, Anne Basten, for more information or to RSVP at or 920.491.3691, ext. 105.

The Grand Staircase and Overlook Arbor is complete!


The retaining wall behind the Amphitheater, as well as gravel being laid to prepare for the road to be installed.


The groundwork is laid for the Matthew Schmidt Garden in front of the Canopy.

Prepping for the Living Wall alongside the Canopy.


Canopy structure with the living all to the right. The living wall will be a retaining wall.


The trees for the Grand Garden have started to arrive.

All of the dirt will be filled with plant life, help us transform it during our monthly Weed & Feeds!