BMO Harris Bank Getaway Wednesdays

Wednesdays, June 6 – August 29

Cookouts | 11 am1 pm

Take advantage of a midday refresh by spending your lunch break surrounded by the beauty of nature! Select produce is grown at the Garden in partnership with the N.E.W. Master Gardener  Volunteer Association.

$6/GBBG Member; $7/Non-Member plus Garden Admission

Buy One Get One Free Admission | 48 pm

Enjoy a picnic, explore the Nature Connects: Art with LEGO Bricks exhibit, play in the Nielsen Children’s Garden, check out a S.E.E.D. Pack and even search for Pokémon!

This summer, we are excited to showcase our area Garden Clubs. Visit with their members to learn more!

The following activities are included with admission:

Children’s Discovery Station | 46 pm

Join us in the Nielsen Children’s Garden for free, nature-themed, hands-on activities for your family to enjoy.

July 18 | Pollination
July 25 & August 1 | Wings & Flight
August 8 & 15 | Insects vs. Spiders
August 22 & 29 | Animal Builders

Garden to Glass: Cocktails with Tunes | 6–7:30 pm

A weekly event series with a unique theme each month. Guests enjoy specialty cocktails, beer, wine and live music. Fresh ingredients from the Garden will give your craft cocktail experience a scent and taste to remember!

Cocktails are available to purchase. In compliance with our liquor license, the Garden is moving to a no beverage carry-in policy – this includes alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages. Bags and coolers may be searched and you may be asked to return items to your vehicle. Guests may bring in empty water bottles or other empty beverage containers to use for refills.

Featured Spirits
from Great Lakes Distillery

Aged Apple Brandy
Rehorst Citrus & Honey Vodka
Rehorst Vodka
Rehorst Gin
Roaring Dan’s Rum
Featured Garden Herbs
Lemon Thyme

Featured Floral Syrups
Elder Flower
Violet Elixir

2018 Entertainment Lineup

July Entertainment
July 18 SevenFunk Vocal/guitar duo featuring jazz songs from a variety of artists
July 25 Charlie Urick Acoustic jazz wizardry
August Entertainment
August 1 Derrick Holt Retro turn tables featuring a mix of jazz
August 8 Randi Fay Blend of jazz, blues & rock with the power of pop
August 15 Antonio Salerno Brazilian jazz, rock & pop
August 22 Badgergrass Trio Bluegrass/country song band with harmony, originals, old and new covers
August 29 John Kelley Duo Intense eclectic fusions of classical, jazz & rock

Volunteer at Garden to Glass: Cocktails with Tunes

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Thank You to Our Sponsors

Title Sponsor

Children’s Discovery Station Sponsor

Contact Us

For more information, contact us at 920.490.9457 or

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