Allen Centennial Gardens
: University of Wisconsin, 620 Babcock Drive,
, WI 53706 (608)262-8406.
- This 2.5 acre garden surrounding a Victorian
Gothic home displays over 20 lovely garden, including the Victorian Garden,
Wetland Garden, Water Garden, Iris Garden, French Garden, Groundcover Garden,
Pergola Vine Display, Exotic Shrub Garden, Annual Garden, Hillside Garden, Dwarf
Conifer Garden, New American Garden, Daylily Collection, Lawn Garden, Small
Fruit Garden, Herb Garden, Edible Garden, Viburnum Garden, Wisconsin Wildflower
Garden, English Perennial Garden, and Rock Garden.
: Whitnall Park, 9400 Boerner Drive, Hales Corners
- This 1,000 acre park features an extensive and stunning
botanical garden. Gardens include the Annual Garden (a walled garden with
statuary), the Daylily Walk, the Herb Garden (12 formal herb beds with over 300
varieties of herbs and 7000 plants), the Peony Garden, the Perennial Borders,
the Rock Garden (a woodland grotto with native wildflowers and waterfalls), the
Bog Garden, the formal Rose Garden (with a stone and wood arbor, pools and 3000
plants of 350 varieties), the Shrub Mall (a long grassy mall surrounded by
borders of shrubs interspersed with annuals and perennials), the Trial Garden
(including an All-America Rose Selections Test Garden and All-America Selections
Flower Trials Garden). The arboretum displays mature native and exotic trees,
plus collections of crabapples (1000 trees of 250 species and varieties), lilacs
(250 specimens), and nut trees.
The Friends Website.
: University of Wisconsin, 430 Lincoln Drive,
53706-1381 (608)262-2235 - Director or (608)263-2400 - Campus Assistance Center
- This 8 room 8,000 square foot greenhouse displays more than 1,000 species of
aquatic, desert and tropical plants.
, WI (608)266-1485.
Cofrin Memorial Arboretum
- This uniquely situated capitol
building, located on isthmus bordered by two lakes, features formal grounds with
: University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, 2420 Nicolet
Drive, Green Bay
, WI 54311 (920)465-2277.
Consolidated Papers Forest
- This 290 acre arboretum encircles the
: Leith Road, 1825 US Highway 8,
WI 54501-7760 (715)487-5266.
Edgerton Hospital Healing Garden
- This industrial forest with labeled posts may be
viewed on a 16 mile auto tour. A booklet available at the company's timberlands
offices in Rhinelander and Monico describes each post.
: 11101 N. Sherman Road,
, WI 53534 (608)884-3441
This 2.5 acre Sensory/Healing Garden is open to all and maintained and updated by Master Gardeners.
Features include perennial beds, raised stone planter beds, a pond with a double stream waterfall, water features, and a pavilion.
: 99 Cambridge Road, Madison
, WI 53704 (608)266-1485.
Free Spirit Sensory Gardens
- This Southern Classical Revival home to the Wisconsin Governors features formal
: W3950 Highway 23,
Fond du Lac
, WI 54937 (920)924-9920
This 1/4 acre Sensory/Healing Garden for the disabled, designed,
maintained and updated by Master Gardeners for the disabled. Features
include a butterfly garden, herb garden, fruits, vegetables, shrubs,
trees, stonework, whimseical birdhouses and a gazebo. Free S.P.I.R.I.T. Riders, Inc is a non-profit organization
committed to enriching the lives of children and adults with disabilities
from Fond du Lac and the surrounding area through safe, therapeutic interaction with horses.
: 2600 Larsen Road, P.O. Box 12644, Green Bay
54307-2644 (920)490-9457 or (877)355-4224.
the University of Wisconsin
- Visitors enter this garden through a
Four Seasons Garden, then go on to an American Perennial Garden, an English
Cottage Garden, two Rose Gardens, an Orchard Remnant, a Color and Foliage
Garden, a Children's Garden, a Daylily Repository, a Woodland Garden and a
Magnolia Collection. Structures include a fountain, a Scandinavian summerhouse,
a Grecian gazebo, and a wellhouse. A charming sculpture depicts a devoted
husband playing the violin for his wife.
: 5th Floor, Phillips Hall, Eau Claire
(Charles A.) Grignon Mansion
- Three greenhouses (3500 square feet) display an interesting
variety of vegetation including desert and tropical rainforest areas and
collections of orchids, cacti, bromeliads, scented geraniums, aquatic plants and
: 1313 Augustine Street, P.O. Box 247,
, WI 54130 (920)735-9370 x104.
Hawthorn Hollow Nature Sanctuary &
- This 1837 mansion, built by a fur trader,
features costumed guides and historic apple orchard, herb and vegetable gardens.
: 880 Green Bay Road (Highway 31), Kenosha
, WI 53144 (262)552-8196.
- This private nature sanctuary includes a 12-acre arboretum, three historic
buildings and 2 1/2 miles of nature trails winding through the woods and
prairies of the Pike River Valley.
: 429 North 7th Street, La Crosse
, WI 54602 (608)782-9080.
Italianate mansion formerly belonging to a lumber baron features 19th century
: 335 South High Street, Hwy 73, Randolph
, WI 53956
Kneeland-Walker House and
- This commercial seed company operates five garden centers in
Wisconsin. Randolph is where the company was founded.
: 7406 Hillcrest Drive, Wauwatosa
, WI (414)774-TOSA(8672).
- This rambling Queen Anne mansion is headquarters of the
Society. Its grounds feature garden beds and plantings emphasizing native
plants, cultivated stock, and plantings special to Wauwatosa.
: 555 N. Park Avenue,
- On the shores a Lake Winnebago, this beautiful 400 acre park features a
picturesque lighthouse, a petting zoo, a gazebo, a carousel and colorful floral
: Lincoln Park, 7010 22nd Avenue, Kenosha
, WI 53140 (262)653-4050.
Maywood Environmental Park (Ellwood
H. May Environmental Park)
- This 44 acre park features a sunken garden with over 50 varieties of annuals.
: 3615 Mueller Road, Sheboygan
, WI 53083
Memorial Park Arboretum and Gardens/Scheig Learning Center
- This 135 acre environmental park includes habitats of prairie,
maple and evergreen forests, wetlands, Pigeon River, and wildlife ponds.
Seasonal wildflowers are displayed.
: Appleton Memorial
Park, 1313 E. Witzke Blvd., Appleton
, WI 54911 (920)993-1900.
Horticultural Conservatory (The Domes)
- This city park
offers an arboretum and gardens, including a Fragrance and Wildflower Garden.
: 524 S. Layton Boulevard,
WI 53215 (414)649-9800.
Norskedalen Nature and Heritage Center
- The three large greenhouse beehive shaped domes (85'
high) each contain a different display -- tropical, desert, and floral. The Arid
dome features cacti, succulents, shrubs and arid-land bulbs from deserts of
Africa, Madagascar, South America and North America. The Tropical Dome displays
flowers, fruits, nuts, spices and a multitude of orchids and bromeliads from
tropical rainforests complete with a waterfall, birds and iguanas. The Floral
Show Dome offers seasonal floral displays.
: County Highway PI (3 miles north of
Coon Valley), Box 225, Coon Valley
, WI 54623 (608)452-3424.
Olbrich Botanical Gardens
- Operated by the
University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, this nature and heritage center offers a
pioneer Norwegian log farmstead, 400 acres of woodland with an arboretum and
trails, and a modern visitors center with a library and exhibits.
: 3330 Atwood
, WI 53704 (608)246-4550.
Old World Wisconsin
- This botanical garden on the shores of
Lake Monona features 16 acres of display garden, including the Sunken Garden,
the Hosta Garden (140 cultivars), the Perennial Garden (a 2 acre garden with a
waterfall, a stream and a series of pools planted with aquatic plants), the
Dahlia Garden, the Iris Garden (150 cultivars), the Rose Garden (650 plants of
100 cultivars), the Shade Garden, the Rock Garden (alpine plants and dwarf
conifers), the Herb Garden (individual gardens including courtyard, knot,
medicinal, dye, kitchen, and touch and smell gardens), a grape arbor, topiary,
and the Wildflower Garden plus a pyramid-shaped tropical conservatory with
exotic plants and flowers, a waterfall, orchids and free-flying birds.
S103 W37890 Highway 67, Eagle
, WI 53119 (262)594-6300.
Paine Art Center and Arboretum
- Sponsored by the State
Historical Society of Wisconsin, this 65 building living history museum includes
19th century heirloom gardens surrounding restored houses.
Algoma Boulevard, Oshkosh
, WI 54901 (920)235-6903.
- This 1920s Tudor Revival
built by a lumber baron features a 15 acre arboretum with colorful display
gardens, including the Rose Garden, the Formal Garden, the English Garden, the
Herb Garden, the White Garden, the Rock Garden, a wildflower area and a prairie
114 Shake Rag Street, Mineral Point
, WI 53565 (608)987-2122.
- A Cornish mining
settlement of limestone cottages has been preserved and restored, along with
gardens resembling those planted by the Cornish immigrants.
: University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, Putnam Drive (off Garfield
Street), Eau Claire
, WI 54702 (715)836-4166.
- A river, lowland hardwood forest,
prairie, and a mesic forest community can be found in this 230 acre natural
area. It is home to 400 species of plants, 100 species of birds in summer, 23
mammal species, and 6 reptiles, including the prairie skink, have been recorded
within the park.
Rock Gardens at Cave
of the Mounds
: Brigham Farm, 2975 Cave of the Mounds Road, (one mile north
U.S. Highways 18 and 151), Blue Mounds
, WI 53517 (608)437-3038.
Rose and Lily Garden
- This site
showcasing natural limestone caves has been ornamented with rock gardens.
Bridgewater Ave & Jefferson (Highway 124), Chippewa Falls
, WI 54729
- These lovely gardens display over 500 rose bushes and more than
300 Asiatic, Trumpet and Oriental lilies.
: 1455 Palmer Drive,
(Exit 175A off Interstate 90), Janesville
, WI 53545 (608)752-3885.
Rudolph Grotto Gardens
- This lovely
site, dedicated to international peace and friendship, features 20 acres of
gardens including the Equisetum Garden, the Formal Gardens, the American
Perennial Gardens, the Arboretum, the English Cottage Garden and the formal
6975 Grotto Avenue, Rudolph
, WI 54475.
- Father Philip J. Wagner created these
gardens as a shrine of Our Lady after visiting the Grotto in Lourdes, France.
The Grotto features floral walkways, gardens, folk-art memorials and shrines.
: 1823 N. Palmer Street,
, WI 53212 (414)640-6003
St. Feriole Island Memorial Gardens
Consisting of approximately one acre surrounding a private home, the
complex, richly layered series of garden rooms showcase Mediterranean
and English styles and celebrate the urban surroundings with recycled
cobblestone and limestone materials, as well as historic architectural
elements. Water features and plantings attract a wide variety of birds,
as well as the occasional fox. Please check the website for information
on tours by the owners.
: St. Feriole Island,
Prairie du Chien
, WI 53821
St. Francis Retreat Center
Located on St. Feriole Island on the Mississippi River just a few blocks from downtown, the gardens are a little
over an entire block of many individual gardens and attractions for every age. From formal gardens to children's
gardens to water areas to a Mother's Gazebo high on a mound. Located on an island on the Mississippi River that at times is subject to high water, the plants are thus making
subject to the flooding and selected because of the plant's capability of surviving. A good stop to see!
Operated by the
St. Francis Friary
503 S. Browns Lake Drive, Burlington
, WI 53105
- This 170 acre retreat center offers gardens, statuary and
picturesque grottoes in a peaceful setting.
1500 Wisconsin Dells Parkway, Highway 12, Wisconsin Dells
, WI 53965
University of Wisconsin Arboretum and
- This children's tourist attraction is enhanced by over 100 flower
: 1207 Seminole Highway, Madison
, WI 53711 (608)263-7888.
University of Wisconsin-Madison Spooner Agricultural Research Station Demonstration Garden
- This 1260 acre arboretum on Lake Wingra offers prairies, oak savanna, oak woods,
a pine stand, spruce and fir plantings, mixed hardwood forest, and wetlands.
Longenecker Gardens is a 50 acre collection of labeled ornamental shrubs and
trees and the Viburnum Garden offers 80 species and varieties of viburnums and
110 species and varieties of Arbor Vitae.
: W6646 Highway 70,
A joint effort between the Spooner Agricultural Research Station, operated by the University of Wisconsin-Madison College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, the University of
Wisconsin Cooperative Extension Service and area UW-Extension Master Gardener Volunteers, this garden's purpose is to
demonstrate perennial and annual plants that are suitable for growing in zone 3. In addition, there are many perennial plantings
being evaluated for winter survival and growth habit. Part of the garden is an official All-America Selections Display Garden.
This AAS display is one of only seven sites found in Wisconsin. The Perennial Display Garden feature winding pathways and benches
: 212 W. Third Street, Marshfield
, WI 54449 (715)387-3322.
West of the Lake Gardens
- This gleaming white 1880 Victorian home of a former governor has been restored
to Victorian times by the North Wood County Historical Society. The Heritage
Rose Garden has thirty historical rose plants, some dating back to the year 200
at the time of the Roman Empire. With its bower-seated walkways, the arbor is
compliments the Victorian flavor of the Upham house.
: 915 Memorial
, WI 54220 (920)684-8506 or (920)684-6110.
- This 6 acre garden,
created by a "hopeless case" of a garden enthusiast, display a strong eastern
influence with a Rose Garden, a Japanese Garden, a Sunken Garden, a Formal
Garden, and more than 900 feet of herbaceous borders.
Wildwood Park and Zoo
: 608 W.
17th Street, Marshfield
, WI 54449 (715)486-2056.
- This 60 acre zoo is home to 200
animals and birds both native and exotic. Large animals may be viewed in their
natural habitat from cars or on trails.