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Upcoming Events for Wisconsin

To submit your gardening event to our staff, submit it using our contact form or send an email to calendar@sbsmags.com.

 

 

Through Jan. 7, Milwaukee

Naughty or Nice Holiday Floral Show
Mitchell Park Horticultural Conservatory

Celebrate the season by viewing an incredible holiday display at the Domes, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.



January

 

Through January 7, Milwaukee
Naughty or Nice Holiday Floral Show
Mitchell Park Horticultural Conservatory

Celebrate the season by viewing an incredible holiday display at the Domes. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.



January 11, Hales Corners
BREWtanicals: Bavarian Bierhaus
Boerner Botanical Gardens

Back by popular demand: Discover area breweries, their history, process and taste their beers. Each session: $15 general public; $10 members. Registration recommended at least three days before each session. 21-plus only, 6:30 to 8 p.m.



January 18, Green Bay
Adult Snowshoe Hike
Green Bay Botanical Gardens

Learn the basics of snowshoeing, explore the winter adaptations of the plants and search for tracks and signs of animals. Program will be a regular hike, if there isn’t enough snow for snowshoes, 3 to 4 p.m. Free for member; $5/nonmember.



January 19, Green Bay
Garden Sprouts: Pajama Party
Green Bay Botanical Gardens   

Shhh! Everyone is sleeping. Put on your favorite pair of pajamas and learn all about the winter sleepers. For children, ages 3-5, and one accompanying adult. Price includes one child and adult. Additional children are half price, $8/member; $13/nonmember, 10 to 11:30 a.m.



January 19-20, Wausau
Garden Visions Conference
North Central Technical College

North Central Wisconsin Master Gardeners’ annual event: Friday, Slow Food Dinner with speaker Inga Witscher from Wisconsin Public Television’s Around The FarmTable; Saturday keynote is Ellen Esker Ogden, Vermont-based food writer. Break out sessions. For information, gardenvisions.org, or call Carol, 715-693-6446.



January 20, Fond du Lac
Snowshoe the Gottfried Prairie and Arboretum
UW Fond du Lac

Snowshoe through the prairie and arboretum while looking for animal tracks and other signs of wildlife in winter, noon to 2 p.m. Snowshoes provided. Pre-registration required. No dogs. Family nature movie after the hike, free popcorns and hot cocoa, Room UC 114, 2:30 p.m. 



January 20-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.



January 21, Hales Corners
Winterfest
Boerner Botanical Gardens

Conquer your cabin fever with winter nature walks, indoor and outdoor activities, hot drinks and family fun. Free admission; $5 suggested donation for winter nature walks, 10 a.m.  to 2 p.m. Sunday brunch available from Zilli Hospitality at regular price. For reservations, 414-409-3959.



January 23, Green Bay
Raising Backyard Chickens
Green Bay Botanical Gardens

Join Val Dantoin, sustainable ag educator at Northeast Wisconsin Technical College, to explore the ins and outs, local ordinances and everything you need to know to get started raising your own chickens and collecting your own farm-fresh eggs, $5/member; $7/nonmember, 6 to 7:30 p.m.



January 24, Green Bay
Writing for your Health
Green Bay Botanical Gardens

Learn to write expressively and reflectively inspired by the beautiful Green Bay Botanical Garden. Spend two hours of gently guided practice to learn techniques to organize thoughts, emotions and strengthen memory, 9:30 a.m. to noon, $12/member; $14/nonmember.



January 26, Wausau
Luminary Walk
Monk Botanical Gardens

Bring your family and friends (dogs welcome) to the gardens for a luminary-lit snowshoe walk (or hike) ending at the Kitchen Garden, where you can warm up with a bonfire, hot chocolate, apple cider and roasted marshmallows, 6 to 8 p.m.  Free. Limited number of snowshoes for $2. Check rwmonkgardens.org for severe weather advisories.



January 27, Janesville
Botanic Talk
Rotary Botanical Gardens

Educational monthly seminar, topics change each month. Visit website for details. Discounts available for RBG Members, 10 to 11:30 a.m. 



January 27, Green Bay
Winter in the Garden
Green Bay Botanical Gardens

Free admission, snowshoe hikes, scavenger hunts and kids activities, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

 

February



February 2-3, Madison
Orchid Quest 2018
Olbrich Botanical Gardens

Presented by Orchid Growers’ Guild of Madison, featuring orchid displays, speakers, vendors and an opportunity to talk to growers. Saturday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Sunday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Free admission and parking.



February 4, Milwaukee
Bonsai Silhouette Show
Mitchell Park Horticultural Conservatory

A winter display of unique and award winning bonsai trees with cultivators on hand to answer questions and share information about this popular horticultural field, $7 adults, $5 kids.



February 6, Green Bay
Beginner Beekeeping
Green Bay Botanical Gardens

Taught by Ken Sikora, Brown County Beekeepers Association, 6 to 7:30 p.m., $7.



February 23, Green Bay
Winter Day Camp
Green Bay Botanical Gardens

Campers must bring a bag lunch, snack will be provided. Ages 6–10, 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., $30/member; $40/nonmember.



February 14, Milwaukee
Hearts Under Glass
Mitchell Park Horticultural Conservatory

Make this special evening and experience the ambiance of the Conservatory after hours with that special someone., $7 adults, $5 kids.



February 16, Wausau
Luminary Walk
Monk Botanical Gardens

Bring your family and friends (dogs welcome) to the gardens for a luminary-lit snowshoe walk (or hike) ending at the Kitchen Garden, where you can warm up with a bonfire, hot chocolate, apple cider and roasted marshmallows, 6 to 8 p.m. Free. Limited number of snowshoes for $2. Check rwmonkgardens.org for severe weather advisories.



February 21, Fond du Lac
Supple Marsh and Lakeside Master Plan
UW Fond du Lac

Park Superintendent John Redmond will touch on the evolution of the city parks, maintenance, future improvements and how the city is being environmentally friendly.



February 22, Hales Corners
BREWtanicals: Bavarian Bierhaus
Boerner Botanical Gardens

Back by popular demand: Discover area breweries, their history, process and taste their beers. Each session: $15 general public; $10 members. Registration recommended at least three days before each session. 21-plus only, 6:30 to 8 p.m.



Thursdays, February 22 - 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: http://bit.ly/2yPnZIs.



February 24, Janesville
Botanic Talk
Rotary Botanical Gardens

Educational monthly seminar, topics will change each month. Visit website for registration, fees, and event details. Discounts available for members, 1 to 2:30 p.m.



February 27, Green Bay
Straw Bale Gardening
Green Bay Botanical Gardens

Whether you are renting and don’t want to install a raised bed, struggle cultivating ground-level gardens, have poor soil or just want to try out a new technique, straw bale gardening could be for you, 6 to 7 p.m., $5/member; $7/nonmember.

 

March



March 3, Sheboygan
Books on Tap
3 Sheeps Brewing Company Taproom

An adult-only evening of beer, wine, food and music to benefit Bookworm Gardens, a botanic garden inspired by children’s literature. Tasty treats from Bomallies, tour the new brewery, bid on items donated by community supporters, sip on specialty drinks, and dance the night away with This Big Life. Visit website for more information and tickets.



March 3, Milwaukee
Steampunk Wonderland Event
Mitchell Park Horticultural Conservatory

Enjoy and reminisce the lost age of steam trains with an eclectic mix of costumed steam punk characters and vendors at this gadget-filled garden party.



March 8, Hales Corners
BREWtanicals: Bavarian Bierhaus
Boerner Botanical Gardens

Back by popular demand: Discover area breweries, their history, process and taste their beers. Each session: $15 general public; $10 members. Registration recommended at least three days before each session. 21-plus only, 6:30 to 8 p.m.
 

 

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.