Winter Family Festival, Green Bay Botanical Gardens, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., free. Features free games, crafts and activities of the winter season. gbbg.org/WinterFamilyFestival, 920-490-9457.
Orchid Quest 2017, Olbrich Botanical Gardens, 3330 Atwood Avenue, Madison, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Feb. 4 and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Feb. 5. This free event will let you visit the beautiful tropics in the middle of Wisconsin’s winter. Enjoy over 2,000 orchids in displays and over 3,000 orchid plants for sale. Enjoy seminars, raffles, silent auctions, vendors of orchids and orchid related material. For more information contact Terri Jozwiak (608) 592-7906.
Soup with Substance, Green Bay Botanical Gardens. Hike, snowshoe, or blaze your own skiing trail. Indoors, enjoy homemade soup, bread, dessert, and a garden-related presentation. Finish out the evening with live musical entertainment. Includes free admission to the Garden and snowshoe rental. Advanced tickets, $10, members; $15, nonmembers. At door, $12, members; $17, nonmembers. Limited seats, advance purchase recommended. gbbg.org/SoupwithSubstance, 920-490-9457.
Wisconsin Public Television's Garden Expo, Alliant Energy Center, Madison. A midwinter oasis for people ready to venture out and dig their hands in the dirt. For ticket info visit wigardenexpo.com or call 608-262-5256.
Spring Thaw Lecture. Green Bay Botanical Garden. 6:00 p.m – 9:00 p.m. Lecture topic is The Art of Growing Food. For more information, visit www.gbbg.org.
Winnebago County Master Gardeners presents Winter Escapes, Summer Dreams. 8 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Their annual winter gardening conference. LaSure’s Banquet Hall, 3125 S. Washburn St., Oshkosh. Visit www.winnebagomastergardeners.org for registration information.
Spring Thaw Workshop. Kitchen Garden Design. Green Bay Botanical Garden. Two sessions: 9:00 a.m. – Noon or 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. For more information, visit www.gbbg.org.
Think Spring Garden Seminar. Chippewa Valley Master Gardener Association. 8:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Held at the Avalon Hotel & Conference Center, 1009 W. Park Ave., Chippewa Falls. For more information, contact the Chippewa County UW-Extension Office at 715-726-7950 or visit our website at www.chippewa.uwex.edu.
Evening Garden Seminar: Selecting a Tree for Your Home Landscape. Rotary Botanical Garden. 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. For more information, visit www.rotarybotanicalgardens.org.
Spring Into Gardening. Racine and Kenosha County Master Gardeners. 9:00 a.m.- 3:15 p.m. This one day event offers a variety of sessions on gardening, plants, and horticulture related activities. Westosha Central High School, 24617 75th St., Paddock Lake.