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State Gardens of Interest

A list of only some of the beautiful botanical gardens in our area and farther afield within the state of Wisconsin.  Please visit and enjoy the beauty of these gardens, and take part in the events held at each one!


Boerner Botanical Gardens, 9400 Boerner Dr, Hales Corners, WI at (414) 525-5656.

The mission of the Friends of Boerner Botanical Gardens is to provide a garden setting for learning that nurtures understanding, enjoyment & stewardship of our natural world, while nourishing & preserving the gardens for future generations.

Memorial Park Gardens, 1313 E. Witzke Blvd. Appleton, WI at (920) 993-1900.

Memorial Park Gardens is a 38 acre public garden, complete with a Taliesin designed Scheig Learning Center. The Taliesin firm includes architects trained by world-renowned, Wisconsin-born architect, Frank Lloyd Wright.

Green Bay Botanical Garden, 2600 Larsen Road, (920) 490-9457/ (877) 355-4224. 

Opened to the public in 1996, Green Bay Botanical Garden's 47 acres of display gardens and natural areas capture the beauty of northeast Wisconsin's four distinct and wonderful seasons. Visitors will enjoy outstanding architecture that sets the stage for an all-star performance by plants specially chosen for their ability to thrive in the Upper Midwest.

Northwind Perennial Farm  7047 Hospital Rd., Burlington. (262) 248-8229. 

Just North of Lake Geneva, on a 19th century dairy farm lies Northwind Perennial Farm.  Specializing in hardy field-grown perennials, there are also barns filled with garden art and treasures.  Visit Northwind and explore lush serene gardens, and benefit from cutting edge plant knowledge leaving with flourishing plants and rare finds.

Olbrich Botanical Gardens, 3330 Atwood Ave., Madison, (608) 246-4550.

Olbrich Botanical Gardens enriches life by nourishing and sharing the beauty of gardens, the joy of gardening, the knowledge of plants, and the diversity of our world. Olbrich Botanical Gardens is dedicated to the creation, conservation and interpretation of gardens and plant collections hardy to the American Midwest or native to the world's tropical forests for study, enjoyment and public benefit.

Rotary Botanical Gardens, 1455 Palmer Drive, Janesville. 608-752-3885 X17

It is a 20-acre non-profit botanic garden that is home to many dramatic and themed gardens. Some have an international focus, such as the Japanese, Scottish, French Formal, Italian and English Cottage Gardens.  Also included are less formally-structured gardens including one of very few Fern and Moss gardens recognized by the Hardy Fern Foundation in the United States, as well as Shade, Prairie and Woodland Gardens.