Green Bay Botanical Garden will be the leading educational, recreational, social and horticultural destination enriching the quality of life in the upper Midwest.
Green Bay Botanical Garden cultivates an appreciation for the enduring relationship between plants and people. Through our volunteers and staff, we serve people of all ages by providing year-round educational and recreational experiences within an environment that engages, inspires and refreshes.
Learn more about the Garden, including how we started, the history of our founders and the location they choose for a community garden.About Us
Annually, the Garden constantly works to support the community that helps us grow!
All we do and more is supported every day by Garden members, donors and sponsors in our Green Bay and Northeast Wisconsin communities. We couldn’t do it without help from these Garden lovers… thank you!
(Fiscal year 2017 unless otherwise noted.)
1982: Founding members organized to bring idea of a community garden to life
1996: Garden officially opens. Classified as a non-profit, tax-exempt IRS 501(c)(3) organization governed by a board of directors made up of 9-21 members
More than 150,000 visitors annually and consistently rated in top 3 on Trip Advisor for “Top Things to Do in Green Bay”
7,900 visitors served through educational programs
3,600 member households (74% are engaged and renewing each year)
Growing Garden team: 23 full-time; 12 part-time; 23 seasonal
47 acres, including 23.5 acres currently developed, 6 available for upcoming development and 17.5 wetlands, which will be accessible by boardwalk trail in the future.
Our collections include:
62,776 Permanent Plants
320,000 Bulbs in the Ground
5,707 Permanent Plant Labels
More than 800 volunteers, approximately 13,350 hours per year = 7 full-time staff
More than 20 special events annually, including 14 concerts, and the incredibly popular WPS Garden of Lights.
More than 100 wedding ceremonies and receptions annually
2.5 million dollar budget with nearly $6 million in endowed funds
Nearly $6 million impact per year on local economy, as determined by St. Norbert College in 2015
The land on which the Garden is located is made available to the organization through a long-term lease from NWTC. The Garden and its board are legally independent of NWTC, but the two organizations mutually benefit from the relationship.
NWTC’s Landscape Horticulture program operates from a classroom building and greenhouses on the Garden grounds; students in this program utilize the Garden as a living laboratory and participate in growing plants that are transplanted in the Garden, as well as assist with landscaping projects and annually serve internships as part of their degrees.
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