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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



May 11, West Bend
33rd Annual Wildflower and Perennial Sale
Lac Lawrann Conservancy
9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Huge selection of Wisconsin native plants for wetland, woodland and prairie gardens as well as garden perennials and herbs. Handmade trellis’ and garden art. Volunteers take all precautions to avoid spreading Asian Jumping worms. For more information visit

May 17, Sturgeon Bay
Join the Door County Master Gardeners  Friday evening, May 17, 5:00 - 7:00 Pm, at The UW Peninsular Research Station 4312 HWY 42, Sturgeon Bay, for 1st Pick!, an exclusive early access event for the Door County Master Gardener’s annual Spring Plant sale and fundraiser. At 1st Pick, shop cool plants, avoid the crowds, win free stuff and help benefit a local not-for-profit. Tickets $10.00 each or 2 for $15.00. Visit or email for additional information.

May 18, West Allis
SouthEast Wisconsin Master Gardener Perennial Plant Sale
Wisconsin State Fair Exploratory Park, 640 S. 84th Street

Rain or shine. 12,000+ Wisconsin grown perennials, trees, shrubs, natives, bulbs. Plant Health Advisors and education tables available for questions. Cash or checks only

May 26, Madison
Madison Area Iris Society Show
Olbrich Gardens
This will be a judged, cut stalk show. Open for public viewing from 12 noon to 5:00 p.m.

July 19-21, Madison
Madison Area Iris Society Sale
West Madison Agricultural Research Station

Friday and Saturday 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. and Sunday 9 a.m.-4:00 p.m.. All classifications of bearded iris plus some Siberian, Japanese and species iris grown locally by our cub members. Bare root or potted and ready to plant.

June 22, Milwaukee
South Milwaukee Historical Society Garden Tour
Visit 6 beautiful South Milwaukee gardens and peruse the Art Fair located at the South Milwaukee Historical Society (717 Milwaukee Avenue) where hand-crafted garden items created by local artisans will be for sale along with live music and foot. Also attend one of our many demonstrations throughout the day including painting, gardening, and what plants attract bees to your gardens. The first 50 people to visit the South Milwaukee Historical Society the day of the tour will receive a free goody bag. Please contact Patti Bergeson at 414-768-9549 for any questions or to purchase tickets.

August 3, Hancock
Garden Open House
Hancock Agicultural Research Station

Bring your family to the garden open house! There will be door prizes, kids activities, and gardeners available to answer questions. This event runs from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Call 715-249-5961 for more information.



Contacts for Venues with Multiple Events

Boerner Botanical Gardens

The Domes, Mitchell Park Horticultural Conservatory

Green Bay Botanical Garden

Olbrich Botanical Gardens

Monk Botanical Gardens

Rotary Botanical Gardens


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.