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Feb
16
Wed
CANCELED: Polar Pollinator Pop-Up @ Green Bay Botanical Garden
Cost: Garden Admission/General Public; Free/Garden Member
Feb 16 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

With today’s high temps and predicted rain, the remaining dates of Polar Pollinator Pop-Up have been canceled.

Thursday, February 10–Saturday, February 12 | 9 am–5 pm
Monday, February 14–Saturday, February 19 | 9 am–5 pm

butterfly snow sculpture

Don’t wait for summer to be inspired by the unique habitats of northeast Wisconsin. This February, toss on your warm clothes, lace up your boots, and wander the Garden to gaze at habitat–themed snow sculptures. A handful of talented snow carvers from around Wisconsin will descend on the Garden in mid February to create magnificent sculptures depicting the critical need for varied habitats, how interconnected and fragile they are, and what we can do to protect them.

Beyond the sculptures, enjoy Discovery Stations and uncover unique winter wonders with a scavenger hunt. Guests will also be able to take home a free craft kit (while supplies last).

Mother Nature will determine the best dates, so watch for updates on this pop–up event. Reservations are not required, but consider purchasing admission in advance, to be used at any time.

Buy Admission Tickets

 

Admission Costs
 GBBG Members  Free
 Adults (18+)  $12
 Seniors (62+), AAA Members, AARP, Military  $10
 Students (w/school ID)  $10
 Children (3-17)  $5
 Children (2 & under) Free
 NWTC Students & Faculty Free w/NWTC ID

Face coverings are recommended for all guests in Garden buildings (ages 2 and up) and when physical distancing isn’t possible outdoors.

Please be aware that all programs, events, and policies are subject to change as the situation with the COVID–19 pandemic evolves. Watch for the latest updates via email, Facebook, and our website.

Contact Us

For event information, contact our Guest Experience Team at 920.490.9457 or info@gbbg.org.

Sponsored in part by

Cornerstone Foundation logo

Feb
17
Thu
CANCELED: Polar Pollinator Pop-Up @ Green Bay Botanical Garden
Cost: Garden Admission/General Public; Free/Garden Member
Feb 17 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

With today’s high temps and predicted rain, the remaining dates of Polar Pollinator Pop-Up have been canceled.

Thursday, February 10–Saturday, February 12 | 9 am–5 pm
Monday, February 14–Saturday, February 19 | 9 am–5 pm

butterfly snow sculpture

Don’t wait for summer to be inspired by the unique habitats of northeast Wisconsin. This February, toss on your warm clothes, lace up your boots, and wander the Garden to gaze at habitat–themed snow sculptures. A handful of talented snow carvers from around Wisconsin will descend on the Garden in mid February to create magnificent sculptures depicting the critical need for varied habitats, how interconnected and fragile they are, and what we can do to protect them.

Beyond the sculptures, enjoy Discovery Stations and uncover unique winter wonders with a scavenger hunt. Guests will also be able to take home a free craft kit (while supplies last).

Mother Nature will determine the best dates, so watch for updates on this pop–up event. Reservations are not required, but consider purchasing admission in advance, to be used at any time.

Buy Admission Tickets

 

Admission Costs
 GBBG Members  Free
 Adults (18+)  $12
 Seniors (62+), AAA Members, AARP, Military  $10
 Students (w/school ID)  $10
 Children (3-17)  $5
 Children (2 & under) Free
 NWTC Students & Faculty Free w/NWTC ID

Face coverings are recommended for all guests in Garden buildings (ages 2 and up) and when physical distancing isn’t possible outdoors.

Please be aware that all programs, events, and policies are subject to change as the situation with the COVID–19 pandemic evolves. Watch for the latest updates via email, Facebook, and our website.

Contact Us

For event information, contact our Guest Experience Team at 920.490.9457 or info@gbbg.org.

Sponsored in part by

Cornerstone Foundation logo

Feb
18
Fri
CANCELED: Polar Pollinator Pop-Up @ Green Bay Botanical Garden
Cost: Garden Admission/General Public; Free/Garden Member
Feb 18 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

With today’s high temps and predicted rain, the remaining dates of Polar Pollinator Pop-Up have been canceled.

Thursday, February 10–Saturday, February 12 | 9 am–5 pm
Monday, February 14–Saturday, February 19 | 9 am–5 pm

butterfly snow sculpture

Don’t wait for summer to be inspired by the unique habitats of northeast Wisconsin. This February, toss on your warm clothes, lace up your boots, and wander the Garden to gaze at habitat–themed snow sculptures. A handful of talented snow carvers from around Wisconsin will descend on the Garden in mid February to create magnificent sculptures depicting the critical need for varied habitats, how interconnected and fragile they are, and what we can do to protect them.

Beyond the sculptures, enjoy Discovery Stations and uncover unique winter wonders with a scavenger hunt. Guests will also be able to take home a free craft kit (while supplies last).

Mother Nature will determine the best dates, so watch for updates on this pop–up event. Reservations are not required, but consider purchasing admission in advance, to be used at any time.

Buy Admission Tickets

 

Admission Costs
 GBBG Members  Free
 Adults (18+)  $12
 Seniors (62+), AAA Members, AARP, Military  $10
 Students (w/school ID)  $10
 Children (3-17)  $5
 Children (2 & under) Free
 NWTC Students & Faculty Free w/NWTC ID

Face coverings are recommended for all guests in Garden buildings (ages 2 and up) and when physical distancing isn’t possible outdoors.

Please be aware that all programs, events, and policies are subject to change as the situation with the COVID–19 pandemic evolves. Watch for the latest updates via email, Facebook, and our website.

Contact Us

For event information, contact our Guest Experience Team at 920.490.9457 or info@gbbg.org.

Sponsored in part by

Cornerstone Foundation logo

Feb
19
Sat
CANCELED: Polar Pollinator Pop-Up @ Green Bay Botanical Garden
Cost: Garden Admission/General Public; Free/Garden Member
Feb 19 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

With today’s high temps and predicted rain, the remaining dates of Polar Pollinator Pop-Up have been canceled.

Thursday, February 10–Saturday, February 12 | 9 am–5 pm
Monday, February 14–Saturday, February 19 | 9 am–5 pm

butterfly snow sculpture

Don’t wait for summer to be inspired by the unique habitats of northeast Wisconsin. This February, toss on your warm clothes, lace up your boots, and wander the Garden to gaze at habitat–themed snow sculptures. A handful of talented snow carvers from around Wisconsin will descend on the Garden in mid February to create magnificent sculptures depicting the critical need for varied habitats, how interconnected and fragile they are, and what we can do to protect them.

Beyond the sculptures, enjoy Discovery Stations and uncover unique winter wonders with a scavenger hunt. Guests will also be able to take home a free craft kit (while supplies last).

Mother Nature will determine the best dates, so watch for updates on this pop–up event. Reservations are not required, but consider purchasing admission in advance, to be used at any time.

Buy Admission Tickets

 

Admission Costs
 GBBG Members  Free
 Adults (18+)  $12
 Seniors (62+), AAA Members, AARP, Military  $10
 Students (w/school ID)  $10
 Children (3-17)  $5
 Children (2 & under) Free
 NWTC Students & Faculty Free w/NWTC ID

Face coverings are recommended for all guests in Garden buildings (ages 2 and up) and when physical distancing isn’t possible outdoors.

Please be aware that all programs, events, and policies are subject to change as the situation with the COVID–19 pandemic evolves. Watch for the latest updates via email, Facebook, and our website.

Contact Us

For event information, contact our Guest Experience Team at 920.490.9457 or info@gbbg.org.

Sponsored in part by

Cornerstone Foundation logo

Feb
28
Mon
Hydrangea Heaven @ Green Bay Botanical Garden
Cost: $13/Garden Member; $16/General Public
Feb 28 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

pink hydrangea

Face coverings are strongly recommended for all guests in Garden buildings.

Rob Zimmer, Rob Zimmer Outdoors

This unique and visual program will highlight many of the best hydrangea varieties for growing in Wisconsin and offer a time-lapse of the color changes of each variety throughout the growing season, from midsummer until late fall. The class will also touch on the most common varieties in general, including the hottest new hydrangeas and care tips. Please register by Noon on Friday, February 25!

Register: In Person Register: Virtual

 

Please be aware that all programs, events, and policies are subject to change as the situation with the COVID–19 pandemic evolves. Watch for the latest updates via email, Facebook, and our website.

Don’t delay! Register right away as classes may fill quickly. We also value our instructors’ time, so classes may risk being canceled due to low early enrollment. Thank you!

 

After You Register

We will contact you the week of the program to confirm your enrollment. Please dress according to the weather for all outdoor programs. No rain or snow dates are planned. Classes open one half-hour before starting time.

Cancelations & Refunds

Classes canceled due to COVID-19, low enrollment or hazardous weather conditions are refunded automatically. You will be notified by phone if a program is canceled. In cases of inclement weather, call 920.491.3691 ext. 122 to check the status of the program. If you must cancel your registration for a program, your registration fees will be refunded if notice is received at least five days prior to the program. Green Bay Botanical Garden cannot refund fees requested on or after the start date of a program or for sessions missed due to student illness or other personal situations.

CONTACT US

For more information, contact Chip Refsguard, Education Coordinator, at 920.491.3691 Ext. 107 or crefsguard@gbbg.org.

Mar
7
Mon
CANCELED: Retro Gardens @ Green Bay Botanical Garden
Cost: $13/Garden Member; $16/General Public
Mar 7 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

This class has been canceled due to low enrollment.

old watering cans on bench

Rob Zimmer, Rob Zimmer Outdoors

This class will be a memorable and enjoyable look at some of the hottest gardening trends that are all throwbacks to gardens of the past.

From vintage and repurposed garden art to heirloom plants and retro style growing methods, this class will cover it all and be a celebration of gardens of the past, and a fun way to grow forward. Some of the hottest plants, both indoors and out, right now, are those that were popular back in the 60s and 70s. We’ll cover them all.

 

Please be aware that all programs, events, and policies are subject to change as the situation with the COVID–19 pandemic evolves. Watch for the latest updates via email, Facebook, and our website.

Don’t delay! Register right away as classes may fill quickly. We also value our instructors’ time, so classes may risk being canceled due to low early enrollment. Thank you!

After You Register

We will contact you the week of the program to confirm your enrollment. Please dress according to the weather for all outdoor programs. No rain or snow dates are planned. Classes open one half-hour before starting time.

Cancelations & Refunds

Classes canceled due to COVID-19, low enrollment or hazardous weather conditions are refunded automatically. You will be notified by phone if a program is canceled. In cases of inclement weather, call 920.491.3691 ext. 122 to check the status of the program. If you must cancel your registration for a program, your registration fees will be refunded if notice is received at least five days prior to the program. Green Bay Botanical Garden cannot refund fees requested on or after the start date of a program or for sessions missed due to student illness or other personal situations.

CONTACT US

For more information, contact Chip Refsguard, Education Coordinator, at 920.491.3691 Ext. 107 or crefsguard@gbbg.org.

Mar
25
Fri
Stitches & Stems @ Green Bay Botanical Garden
Cost: Free Event Admission. Regular admission into the Garden.
Mar 25 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

embroidered autumn trees

This exhibit will feature more than 200 fiber art and embroidery pieces created by and presented in partnership with Women Who Run With Scissors and Green Bay Area Embroiderers’ Guild of America.

Hand embroidered pieces and art quilts will fill the Schneider Education Center along with boutiques (small items for sale made by members), a silent auction featuring completed works to bid on to support their programs, and fabulous finds (rummage sale items), raffle baskets, raffle quilts, and other vendors.

Members will be present to answer questions during the exhibit.

Please be aware that all programs, events, and policies are subject to change as the situation with the COVID–19 pandemic evolves. Watch for the latest updates via email, Facebook, and our website.

Contact Us

For more information, contact our Guest Experience Team at 920.490.9457 or info@gbbg.org.

Mar
26
Sat
Stitches & Stems @ Green Bay Botanical Garden
Cost: Free Event Admission. Regular admission into the Garden.
Mar 26 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

embroidered autumn trees

This exhibit will feature more than 200 fiber art and embroidery pieces created by and presented in partnership with Women Who Run With Scissors and Green Bay Area Embroiderers’ Guild of America.

Hand embroidered pieces and art quilts will fill the Schneider Education Center along with boutiques (small items for sale made by members), a silent auction featuring completed works to bid on to support their programs, and fabulous finds (rummage sale items), raffle baskets, raffle quilts, and other vendors.

Members will be present to answer questions during the exhibit.

Please be aware that all programs, events, and policies are subject to change as the situation with the COVID–19 pandemic evolves. Watch for the latest updates via email, Facebook, and our website.

Contact Us

For more information, contact our Guest Experience Team at 920.490.9457 or info@gbbg.org.

May
1
Sun
Habitat @ Green Bay Botanical Garden
Cost: Free/Garden Member; Garden Admission/General Public
May 1 @ 9:00 am – 8:00 pm

habitat exhibit

 

Habitats provide homes for all living things, from the tiniest ant to the tallest tree.

The exhibition Habitat explores the critical need for varied habitats, how interconnected and fragile they are, and what we can do to protect them.

View Exhibit Details

 

Self-Guided Daily Drop-In Activities | Available May 1-October 31

Scavenger Hunts | Anytime

Hunt for clues and discover plants and animals in the Garden. Come back each season for a new hunt and a chance to join our Habitat Hall of Fame!

Garden Discovery Boxes | Anytime

Explore boxes placed throughout the Garden with fun activities.

Ask the Expert | Monday-Friday, 9 am-3 pm

Bring your gardening questions for our Horticulture Team! Feel free to ask staff as you see them working in the Garden.

 

Habitat was developed by Smithsonian Gardens and is made available by the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service.

Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service Smithsonian Garden

Contact Us

For more information, contact us at 920.490.9457 or info@gbbg.org.

Spring Blooms @ Green Bay Botanical Garden
Cost: Free/Garden Member; Garden Admission/General Public
May 1 @ 9:00 am – 8:00 pm

May 1-31 (weather pending)

Fleurnace red and orange tulips

Spring’s splendor will take your breath away with more than 300,000 blooms!

As you step out of your vehicle, the tulip blend Fleurnace™ will show off a blend of oranges and yellows that looks like a furnace on fire. Outside the Fischer Visitor Center, you’ll be greeted soft yellows and whites of the Lemony Remedy™ tulip blend.

This year, a variety of bulb mixes are planted around the Garden. As you step out onto the Agnes Schneider Terrace, the unique color combination found in Caddy (Fifth Blend) shows up as a maroon and peach double tulip with an underplanting of grape hyacinth. Punch Bowl™ hyacinth mix provides a splash of color by the Kaftan Lusthaus that is not only beautiful, but also fragrant.

Bouquet Beaucoup™, which is planted by the Concessions Building in the Schneider Family Grand Garden, makes us think about Mardi Gras, so come out for this spring party!

Our collection of over 100 magnolias also blooms around the same time as our spring bulb display, so there will be blossoms in the sky as well as on the ground – they bloom around the first two weeks of May. Our thousands of spring flowering perennials, shrubs, and other trees will be at the party as well. Spring is truly a glorious time to visit your botanical garden!

We’re also bringing these stunning views to you! Stay tuned to Facebook, Instagram and our website for the latest scenes of spring.

Mother Nature permitting, flowers bloom throughout May. Peak bloom is anticipated mid-May through the end of the month.

Hours & Daily Admission

 

CONTACT US

For more information, contact us at 920.490.9457 or info@gbbg.org.