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Upcoming Events for Wisconsin

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Through March 18, Milwaukee
Railroad to Wonderland
Mitchell Park Horticultural Conservatory

G-scale trains working their way through 600 feet amid garden wonders that even Alice would have found amazing, $7 adults, $5 kids.

Through April, Madison
Green Thumb Gardening Classes
Dane County UW Extension Office

Series will give you the practical knowledge to keep your home garden thriving. UW Extension educators and local horticulture experts will provide in depth and accessible information for everyone from the novice to the experienced gardener, 6:30 to 9 p.m. For details:




March 1-4 & 8-11, Oshkosh
Rooms of Blooms
The Paine Art Center and Gardens

During the first two weekends of March, the Paine will celebrate the art of floral design. Local designers will display fresh artistic floral arrangements throughout the settings of the estate.


March 7 through 15, California
Travel to Southern California
Pasadena, and Santa Barbara

Allen Centennial Garden trip will focus on learning about and visiting exceptional gardens and cultural locations, historical sites and other institutions that highlight the rich architecture of southern California, $2,200 for a double occupancy, $3,200 for a single occupancy. Details at:, 608-576-2501, or

March 8, Hales Corners
BREWtanical Series
Boerner Botanical Gardens

Back by popular demand, discover area breweries, their history, process, and taste their beers. Features Raised Grain Brewing. Each session: $15 general public; $10 FBBG members. Registration recommended at least three days before each session. You must be 21 to participate, 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.

March 10, Lacrosse
Spring Into Gardening Day
Lunda Center

Melinda Myers, renowned Midwestern author and TV presenter, will speak on “Low Maintenance, Big Impact Landscape Plants,” and “Jump Start Your Garden.” Breakout sessions, vendors, silent auction, raffle, lunch, coffee, and snack for $35. Open to everyone, 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Pre-registration required for lunch; otherwise walk-ins are welcome. Sponsored by the Bluff Country Master Gardeners,

March 10, Salem
Spring into Gardening
Westosha Central High School

One-day offering of educational sessions on gardening and plant-related topics. Participants may attend four of the 20 sessions. Select sessions at registration. 9 a.m. to 3:15 p.m., $40; $45 late registration (after March 1), lunch included. Details:, or contact Jeanne Hilinske-Christensen, 262-857-1933,


March 10, Hales Corner
Hypertufa Draped Pots
Boerner Botanical Gardens

Create a unique and wavy plantable container from lightweight concrete known as hypertufa. All supplies provided, but please prepare to get messy. 10 a.m. to noon, $25 general public, $20 members.

March 14, Janesville
Botanic Talk, “Fertilization”
Rotary Botanical Gardens

Doug Soldat, UW-Madison. Registration not required, $7 nonmembers, $5 members, noon to 1:30 p.m.

March 17, Janesville
Spring Symposium
Rotary Botanical Gardens

Featured presenters include Megan Cain, Richard Hawke and Mark Dwyer, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., $65-$85. Limited seats available. Online registration required.

March 18, Milwaukee
Spring Equinox Celebration
Mitchell Park Horticultural Society

Celebrate the cultural, astronomical, and environmental aspects and rituals of the new spring season. Vendors, classes, displays, and educational experiences make this a day of renewal and growth for all visitors. In the Domes and Annex, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

March 21, Fond du Lac
Conservation Agriculture through Managed Grazing
UW Fond du Lac

This interactive, visual presentation gives an overview of how a rotational managed grazing system works, and what sets it apart from other livestock agricultural practices. Presented by the Gottfried Prairie and Arboretum and Anders Gurda, 7 p.m. Room UC 114 UW-Fond du Lac.



April 1, Hales Corners
Easter Family Event at the Gardens
Boerner Botanical Gardens

Free, donations welcome. Come hang out with the Easter bunny and join FBBG for a morning of seasonal and craft activities for kids. Enjoy Easter Brunch with Zilli Hospitality Group. For pricing or reservations, call 414-409-3959 or visit 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

April 7 and 14, Janesville
Compost Sale
Rotary Botanical Gardens

Rotary Botanical Gardens Horticulture Center, 825 Sharon Road, 8 a.m. to noon, $6/bag, 10 percent off with membership card.

April 7, Janesville
Garden Gallery Open House
Rotary Botanical Gardens

Meet artists, enjoy discounts, giveaways, and more, 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.

April 14, Milwaukee
Very Fairy Princess Day
Mitchell Park Horticultural Society

Dress up in your best costume and meet your favorite princess, fairy, or wizard character and build a fairy garden. Vendors, face painting, games, and learning the Cinderella waltz all make this day extra special, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

April 21 and 28, Janesville
Compost & Pansy Sale
Rotary Botanical Gardens

Held at the RBG Horticulture Center, 825 Sharon Road, 8 a.m. to noon, $6/bag. 10 percent off with membership card.



State-by-State Gardening assumes no responsibility for the accuracy of listed events. It is recommended that you verify the date, time and location of any event you plan to attend.