Canceled: The Gift of Poetry @ Green Bay Botanical Garden
Cost: $21/GBBG Member; $25/General Public
Oct 8 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

This class has been canceled due to low enrollment. Please view our calendar for other upcoming classes and events. 

Sandy Johnson, Author & Retired Teacher

Anyone can be a poet! Start your poetry journey by learning the process of writing the Japanese style poem of Haiku. Bring along a photo of a special person, place or object as inspiration as you create your Haiku. Sandy will share examples of her writing as well as Haikus of former students as she reviews writing terms and guides you in the steps to creating your own Haiku. When your poem is complete, you’ll craft it into a decorative card.

Included with the class registration is a copy of Sandy’s book, Wisconsin’s Rock Island – Images in Paintings and Verse with a CD of her song “Rock Island” performed by folksinger and tall ships’ captain Tom Kastle of Madison, WI.

Haiku from Sandy Johnson © 2019:


Facing this beauty

Quietly opens the heart

To value wild horses.


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 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.


For more information, contact Linda Gustke, Education Manager, at 920.491.3691 Ext. 122 or