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Upcoming Events for Wisconsin

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Ongoing Sturgeon Bay
Tuesday in the Garden Door
Peninsular Agricultural Research Station
Door County Master Gardeners announce this free, public 2019 summer program series offered the second Tuesday of each month, June through September, beginning June 11. Three speakers will present a variety of horticulture-related topics each evening. Programs will include such topics as: Body Mechanics for Gardeners, the Heritage Garden at Crossroads and the German Vernacular Garden Style, Pollinators and Native Plants in the Garden, Photography in the Garden, Birds in the Garden, Practical Vegetable Gardening Tips, Art in the Garden and Extending the Season with Fall Planters. For further information about each month’s program, visit the Door County Master Gardener website at free 90-minute outdoor programs begin at 7:00pm. There is limited seating in the Garden and participants are encouraged to bring a chair. The program will move indoors in the case of inclement weather.

June 13 Stevens Point
Grasses and Sedges Identification and Sampling Workshop
Schmeeckle Reserve
This workshop is designed to provide the advanced skills and experience necessary to properly identify and sample grasses and sedges. The workshop will focus on identifying common grasses and sedges in both lab and field settings. Plant anatomy, dichotomous key use, and proper sampling techniques will be covered. At the end of the workshop, participants will be able to: identify common species by sight, use simple dichotomous keys to identify plant genera and/or species, and demonstrate field plant sampling techniques. Cost: $350. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. For more information and to register, call 715-346-3838 or visit

June 13 Green Bay
All About Emerald Ash Borer
Green Bay Botanical Gardens
When it comes to the invasive emerald ash borer (EAB) there is a lot of incorrect information out there. We will go over what you will need to know to protect your trees, including identifying early stages of insect activity, some of the myths that could lead you to lose your precious tree and proper treatments. We will also dive into the dangers of infected Ash trees and how it affects your home and everything surrounding the tree. 6-7:30 p.m. $5/GBBG member; $7/general public. For more information, contact Linda Gustke, education manager, at 920-491-3691 ext. 122 or email

June 16 Madison
Rose Show
Olbrich Botanical Gardens
The Madison Rose Society organizes this indoor exhibit of cut roses and arrangements in all sizes and colors. Members of the Rose Society will be available to answer questions. When you're through, be sure to stroll through Olbrich's 2-acre rose garden. For more information call 608-634-2146. Free and open to the public.

July 19-21 Madison
Madison Area Iris Society Sale
West Madison Agricultural Research Station
Friday and Saturday 9 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sunday 9 a.m.-4 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. For more information, visit

June 20 Madison
The Unusual Suspects
Olbrich Botanical Gardens
Although bees are the most widely known pollinators, there are plenty of other helpful critters. We will discuss a few of our favorites, and dive into some you would never guess were helpful pollinators. After learning about some of these unusual suspects, we will take a short walk through the gardens to see some of their favorite plants. 6:30-8 p.m. $17/$13 member. For more information, visit

June 22, Milwaukee
South Milwaukee
Historical Society Garden TourVisit 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.

June 23 Milwaukee
Butterfly Count Workshop
Wehr Nature Center
Learn the basics of butterfly ID with butterfly expert, Brooke Gilley, and then enjoy a morning hike through the woods and the prairie in search of our fluttery friends. Butterflies will be counted and recorded as part of our 32nd Annual Butterfly Count, a citizen science project. Recommended for ages 13 and up. Dress to be outdoors and on your feet. We’ll use binoculars and cameras to view and monitor butterflies along the trail. There will be extra binoculars to lend participants. 9 a.m.-noon. $12 per person, $10 Milwaukee County resident, $7 Friends of Wehr members. $3.50 regular parking fee in effect. Free parking for FOW members. Pre-registration required two days prior to program. For more information, visit

June 23 Madison
Bumble Bee Identification
Olbrich Botanical Gardens
Can you spot the rare and endangered rusty-patched bumblebee? Learn key characteristics to help determine what species of bumblebees are visiting your flowers. We will then venture into the outdoor gardens and discover exactly who is buzzing around. 1-2:30 p.m. For more information, visit

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.

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.