The entire Garden (buildings and grounds) is temporarily closed from Wednesday, March 25 through 9 am on Friday, April 24 in accordance with Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers' Safer at Home order. All Garden events, classes and programs throughout the rest of March and April have been canceled. See updates below.

5 Tips to Help You Start Your Native Garden

By Kate Miller, Horticulturist There are a plethora of reasons why native plants are important. They provide nectar, pollen and seeds for pollinators and other animals, they help reduce air pollution and they do not require insect pest control to survive. That’s why you should start a native garden of your own! You’ll not only […]

5 Pollinator Plants You Should Put in Your Garden Patch

By Ta’Leah Van Sistine, Marketing & Communications Intern There’s an alarming decline in pollinator populations all over the world. Excessive pesticide use and the conversion of landscapes for humans are what mostly contribute to this population’s decline, but it’s clear we can’t continue to take these creatures for granted. The food we eat, flowers we […]

5 Things to Look for Outside This Winter

By Ta’Leah Van Sistine, Marketing & Communications Intern When the snow falls every winter, it seems to envelope everything in whiteness. A fresh snowfall is elegant — transforming branches, trees and the ground that we stand on into a wonderland. But the snow’s ability to shed new light on nature’s already present beauty only lasts […]

5 Things to Do at the Garden This Winter

By Rachel Mueller, Marketing & Communications Coordinator Colder temperatures, blowing snow, white as far as the eye can see. These are all things we’re used to in Wisconsin this time of year, that’s for sure, and we tend to hibernate indoors, wishing for spring to bring warmer weather and colorful flowers. But you don’t have […]