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Upcoming Events for Wisconsin

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Through April, Milwaukee

Fondy Winter Farmers’ Market
Mitchell Park Domes

A weekly Saturday morning Farmers Market showcasing 50-plus local farmers and vendors providing locally grown and sourced food and products, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. For more information, visit




Through April 2, Milwaukee
Wild West, Great Train Robbery Train Show
Mitchell Park Domes

More than 600 feet of G-scale track running through floral display set against a Wild West theme. Daily., 414-257-5611.

Through May 28, Oshkosh
Paintings by Craig Bleitz
The Paine Art Center and Gardens

The Main Gallery will feature an exhibition of works by Wisconsin artist Craig Blietz of Door County, which feature animals and rural imagery, 920-235-6903,

March 4, Milwaukee
Gardens and Gears Steampunk Event
Mitchell Park Domes

Gadget-filled garden party, where the future meets the past. Creative artists, craftsmen, and fashion designers celebrate the looks and lifestyles of alternate-past eras, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., 414-257-5611.

March 4 through April 8, Milwaukee
Milwaukee County Winter Farmers Market
Mitchell Park Domes

About 50 vendors gather Saturdays in the Greenhouse Annex at the Mitchell Park Domes. An event of the Fondy Food Center, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. For information:, 414-562-2282, ext. 103.

March 4, Madison
Top 50 Plants for Birds in Wisconsin
Olbrich Botanical Gardens

Mariette Nowak, author of Birdscaping in the Midwest, will talk about best native plants to attract ruby-throated hummingbirds, American goldfinches, eastern bluebirds, indigo buntings, cedar waxwings, and more, 1 to 2:30 p.m. Register by February 2, $15 nonmember/$12 member.

March 6, Sheboygan
Herbs for Women’s Health
UW Sheboygan Campus

Introduces time-tested, safe and effective herbs for women’s health, 6 to 8:30 p.m., 920-459-6617.

March 11, Madison
Primula Sale
Olbrich Botanical Gardens

Take home a rainbow of hardy primroses, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., while supplies last.; 608-246-4550.

March 11 – 26, Madison
Spring Flower Show
Olbrich Botanical Gardens

Meander through an array of blooming spring flowers in an elaborate display in the Atrium. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily.; 608-246-4550.

March 18, Waupeka
RobZimmer Class — Terrarium Planting Fun
Silver Mist Garden Center

Select from an assortment of glass and ceramic containers and create your own unique and beautiful terrarium or dish garden using our succulents and other miniature plants, miniature garden accessories and other fun items. Class begins at 1 pm. For more information call 715-258-5400.

March 19, Milwaukee
Green Living Equinox Celebration
Mitchell Park Domes

Celebrate spring with a focus on the cultural, astronomical, and ecological elements of living a sustainable lifestyle. Vendors, food, seminars and family oriented activities throughout the day. Domes and annex, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., 414-257-5611.

March 21, Sheboygan
Herbs for the Skin

Learn about herbs that help to nourish, strengthen and address simple skin condition and make a healing salve to take home, 6 to 8:30 p.m., 920-459-6617.

March 23, Madison
Garbage into Gold
Olbrich Botanical Gardens

Susan Obry, certified master gardener and master composter, will teach about basic and advanced composting techniques, uses, and tools, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Register by March 16. $15 nonmembers/$12 members.; 608-246-4550.

March 25 through July 16, Madison
Light Gaps
Olbrich Botanical Gardens

Learn how plants develop and change in the forest as light fluctuates, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., daily.; 608-246-4550.

March 28, West Bend
Introduction to Herbalism
UW Washington County

Herbalist Linda Conroy will give an overview of herbs and herbal medicine, 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., 920-335-5204.

March 28 and April 25, Sheboygan
Sheboygan County Family Nature Club
Riveredge Nature Center

Bookworm Gardens and the Riveredge Nature Center’s free monthly meet-up in nature. Hands-on activities. All ages welcome. Individual meeting locations may vary., 262- 375-2715.




April 1, Rio
Let’s Get Green and Growing
Rio High School

Spring garden education event sponsored by Columbia County Master Gardeners. Keynote speaker, breakout sessions, lunch and variety of vendors, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Contact: Becky Gutzman, 920-382-4511,

April 15, Wausau
Spring Egg Hunt
Monk Botanical Gardens

Hundreds of colorful, plastic eggs will be continually re-hidden so there will be plenty of eggs to find during this non-competitive event. Free, donation suggested. Dress for the weather; the event will take place rain, snow or shine, 1 to 3 p.m., 715-261-6309.

April 19, Madison
Herbs and Fermentation for Digestive Health
Olbrich Botanical Gardens

Herbalist Linda Conroy will discuss her five-point approach to improve digestive and whole-body health with fermented food and medicinal herbs, 6 to 8:30 p.m., 608-246-4550.

April 20, Plymouth
From The Garden: Herbal Infused Oils Salves and Lotions, Plymouth
Community Education

Herbalist Linda Conroy of Moonwise Herbs will teach how to make herbal-infused oils, salves, and lotions with plants from your garden and other simple ingredients, 6 to 8:30 p.m.,, 920-892-5068.

April 22, Milwaukee
Very Fairy Princess Day
Mitchell Park Domes

Put on your very best fairy wings and dress up to enjoy a day of treats fit for any age princess. Build a fairy garden and learn secret fairy dances, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.,

April 22-23, West Bend
Wild food/Wild Medicine
location TBA

Eight-month certificate program, one weekend a month, with focus of incorporating wild plants in daily life for food and medicine, presented by Moonwise Herbs,

April 27, Plymouth
Foraging for Health, Nourishment and Fun
Plymouth Community Education

Herbalist and wild forager Linda Conroy will teach about wild plants of the season and how to bring them into everyday life for food and medicine, 6 to 8:30 p.m., or 920-892-5068.

April 30, Madison
Herbal First Aid
Olbrich Botanical Gardens

Learn the basics of herbal first aid and the plants that are imperative for addressing minor cuts, scrapes, bites and more. This program will include a plant walk as well as hands-on opportunity to create your own herbal first aid kit. 1-5 p.m.; 608-246-4550.


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.