Garden Fair

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Shop offerings from a variety of local plant professionals, get gardening supplies or peruse limited handcrafted garden art. Then, enjoy a stroll in the Garden with half off admission!

Dates & Times

Friday, May 31 | 12-7 pm
Saturday, June 1 | 8 am-2 pm

Admission

FREE Admission into the plant sale!

Attend Garden Fair and receive 1/2 off General Garden Admission. Don’t forget opening day for Butterflies & Blooms is Saturday, June 1.

Event Details

Garden Fair is going back to its roots of being a local, community plant and gardening sale!

Shop selections from local plant professionals featuring annuals, perennials, containers, hanging baskets, succulents, shrubs and more! There will also be gardening supplies, pots, bulbs, landscape design services and limited handcrafted garden art for sale as well.

Green Bay Botanical Garden will also be carefully selecting plants for sale tested right here at the Garden! Shop for plants on Friday and Saturday, dig your holes and water them on Sunday, and you’ll have a brand new landscape (with garden selfies to show off at work) by Monday.

Shoppers should bring their own cartons, wagons or boxes for carrying plants. Carts will not be provided.

Food vendors and beverages will be available for purchase.

Event Program   Event Map

Buying Plants

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

GBBG select logoGarden Members get 10% off plants marked with a GBBG Select tag! 

 

FREE Plant Pick-Up

Plant pick-up is a FREE service 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 pick-up 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!

Melinda Myers

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

Friday, May 31 | 12-7 pm
Saturday, June 1 | 8 am-2 pm

Nationally known gardening expert, TV/radio host, author and columnist Melinda Myers has over 30 years of horticulture experience and has written over 20 gardening books, including Midwest Gardener’s Handbook, MN & WI Month-by-Month Gardening, MN & WI Getting Started Garden Guide and Small Space Gardening.

She hosts the nationally syndicated Melinda’s Garden Moment” TV and radio program and the internationally distributed Great Courses “How to Grow Anything” DVD series. Myers is a columnist and contributing editor for Birds & Blooms and Wisconsin Gardening magazines 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 on WTMJ 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, the highest honor that can be given to a member of the association.

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Garden Express Tours (included with Garden Admission)

Enhance your Garden experience with a guided tour! Trained guides will share stories about the Garden and its special features.

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.

Parking

Limited parking will be available inside the Garden’s grounds. Shuttle buses are available from NWTC Lot F & G to the Garden. Limited handicap parking is available inside the Garden’s ground.

Vendor Information

Plant, Horticulture Vendors & Handcrafted Garden Art

2019 Garden Fair Vendor Letter and Checklist
Vendor Application and Contract
2019 Garden Fair Map
2019 Release and Waiver of Liability
2019 Operator and Seller Information
Evidence of Insurance

Nonprofit & Garden Clubs

Contact Hanna Goral at hgoral@gbbg.org or 920.491.3691 ext. 121 for more information.

Volunteer at Garden Fair

Sign up for a variety of volunteer positions in parking, membership, plant pick-up and more.

View Available Shifts

 

Thank You To Our Sponsors

Lead Sponsor

Sustaining Sponsor

Meissner Landscape, Inc.

In-Kind Sponsors

Schneider

Stone Silo Prairie Gardens

Schroeder's Flowers

Dean Distributing, Inc.

Green Bay Exposition Services

Media Sponsor

WLUK Fox 11

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.