Garden Fair

Garden Fair

Friday, June 4 | 12–7 pm
Saturday, June 5 | 8 am–3 pm

Shop offerings from a variety of local plant professionals, get gardening supplies or peruse limited handcrafted garden art.

Admission

To make your experience safer and more enjoyable, timed ticket reservations will be required in advance (link coming in April!). Reservations open for Garden Members at 9 am on Monday, April 26 and at 9 am on Monday, May 3 for the General Public.

Unable to purchase tickets online? Call the Garden at 920.490.9457 for a $2 service fee to have tickets emailed to you (no fee for Garden Members).

Garden Members$5 Reservation Fee
(includes a free Garden General Admission Pass worth $12)
General Public$6 Reservation Fee
(includes ½ off Garden General Admission, explore the Garden and see Washed Ashore: Art to Save the Sea after you’re done shopping)
How will COVID-19 affect Garden Fair?

We are implementing the following for Garden Fair to offer a safe experience:

  • Dated and timed entry tickets by advance reservation only.
  • Limit guest capacity spread out over two days and 14 hours to limit gatherings of guests.
  • Parking available onsite and overflow parking within walking distance so guests do not have to ride shuttle buses to and from the Garden.
  • Face coverings will be required for guests and vendors ages 2 and up while in the event space and inside all Garden buildings.
  • Hand sanitizing stations will be available at entry and exit points.
  • Vendors will be located underneath their own tents spaced out per recommendations from public health officials in three parking bays.
Event Details

Shop local area plant professionals selections featuring annuals, perennials, containers, hanging baskets, succulents, shrubs and more! There will be garden supplies, pots, bulbs, landscape design services and limited handcrafted garden art for sale as well. Shop for plants on Friday and Saturday, dig your holes and water them on Sunday, and you’ll have a brand new landscape (with gardener-selfies to show off at work) by Monday.

Our Horticulture Team will also be carefully selecting plants for sale tested right here at the Garden! They have selected these plants because they grow well meaning that you’ll have an easier time keeping them healthy in your own landscape. The team will be on hand throughout the fair to help you identify the types of plants you need for your location and conditions, and to offer advice on maintaining your plants.

And don’t forget about Washed Ashore: Art to Save the Sea, open 9 am-8 pm both days of Garden Fair!

While folks have had more time at home, an overwhelming number have discovered an enthusiasm and a passion for gardening and landscaping – whether they love the fresh food and flowers, enjoy the exercise or use it to escape their everyday.

Taking what we’ve learned from successfully adapting other events this past year, we feel confident in the safety precautions we have in place to host this outdoor event for our community, and provide another outlet for guests to fuel their newfound (or reignited) love of plants.

Food & Beverages

Beverages and light food options are available for purchase.

Event Program and map coming soon!

Payment & Plant Pick-Up

There is no ATM on site. Shoppers please bring payment (cash and credit) with you.

Shoppers are encouraged to bring cartons, wagons or boxes for carrying plants. This free service is available to make your shopping effortless! Just drop off your purchases and volunteers will hold them until you are ready to venture home. We made pickup easy with a drive-up area to get you on your way quickly. And please don’t forget to pick up your plants before you leave for the day!

Ask the Experts

Green Bay Botanical Garden horticulturalists, local garden experts and plant pros will be on hand to help answer all your questions. Don’t know what to plant, how to plant it or where to plant it, just ask the experts!

“Ask the Plant Doctor” Q&A with Melinda Myers

Friday, June 4 | 12–7 pm
Saturday, June 5 | 8 am–3 pm

Nationally known gardening expert, TV/radio host, author & columnist Melinda Myers has over 30 years of horticulture experience and has written over 20 gardening books, including MN & WI Month-by-Month Gardening, MN & WI Getting Started Garden Guide, Midwest Gardener’s Handbook and Small Space Gardening. She hosts the nationally-syndicated “Melinda’s Garden Moment” TV & radio program and The Great Courses “How to Grow Anything” DVD series.

Myers is a columnist and contributing editor for Birds & Blooms and writes the twice monthly “Gardeners’ Questions” Milwaukee Journal Sentinel newspaper column. Prior to her current media work, Melinda hosted “The Plant Doctor” radio show for over 20 years as well as seven seasons of “Great Lakes Gardener” on PBS. Myers has a master’s degree in horticulture and was a horticulture instructor with tenure. Myers was recently inducted into the national Association for Garden Communicators Hall of Fame. Her website features hundreds of gardening videos, audio tips, monthly garden checklist and more.

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Vendor Information

Plant, Horticulture Vendors & Handcrafted Garden Art

Volunteer at Garden Fair

More information coming soon! Sign up for a variety of volunteer positions in parking, membership, plant pick-up and more.

Parking

Parking is available on the Garden’s grounds in parking bays 1 & 2 and in neighboring business’s parking lots for guests. Limited accessible parking is available inside the Garden’s grounds.

Smoking

No smoking or nicotine products allowed.

Service Animals & Pets

Service animals are welcome, but please leave pets and Emotional Support Animals (ESAs) at home. Please let us know you have a service animal when you arrive so we can make our staff aware. View frequently asked questions about service animals and the ADA.

Contact Us 

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

For more information on opportunities for corporate partnership including
sponsorship, contact our Director of Development, Cindy Berton, at 920.491.3691 ext. 104 or cberton@gbbg.org.