Garden Calendar

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June 9-11

Midwest Women's Herbal Conference, Almond. Herbal education and personal growth workshops, dance and body movement, singing, nature walks and more.

June 10 thru Sept. 10

Ultra Violet Summer Floral Show, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily, Mitchell Park Conservatory.

June 10

Raptors in the Garden, 10 2 p.m., Robert W. Monk Gardens, Wausau.

June 12

Country Garden Club of Northville Annual Garden Walk, Garden Walk, 127 E. Main St., Northview. View six private gardens.

June 19

Pollinator Week at the Domes, 9 a.m. to noon, Mitchell Park Conservatory. Celebrate pollinators with activities, hikes, stories, animal visits, tips, and food samples.

June 21, 28, July 5, 12

Art in the Prairie, 9 to 11 a.m., Gottfried Prairie and Arboretum, Fond du Lac. Nature-inspired art camp for youths 8-12 years old. Kids explore different parts of the Gottfried while using nature to inspire art, crafts, and fun. Contact or 920-940-8869.

June 21

Solstice Celebration, 6 to 9 p.m. Bookwork Gardens, Sheyboygan. Light up the night with luminaries, live music, and local beer,

June 21

Over the Garden Gate summer bus tour, 7:45 a.m., bus loads; 8 a.m. departure, Clark County Courthouse, Neillsville. $58 per person includes transportation, admission, taxes, lunch. Contact Pat Hubing at 715-743-2281 for more information.

June 22

Square Foot Gardening, 6:30 p.m. Dodge Co. Master Gardener Assoc. meeting, 127 E. Oak St., Juneau. Learn about this intensive gardening method that maximizes space and reduces work.

June 24

Pollinator Picnic, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Bookworm Gardens, Sheboygan. Annual ladybug release, and learn more about the pollinators in your own garden.

June 24

Garden Mosaics Garden Tour, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Menomonee Falls. View six delightful private gardens, plus the Community Memorial Hospital Healing and Vegetable gardens, rain or shine. Admission.

Garden Walk/Art Stroll, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., view six gardens along with 12 artists that will be on the grounds. Sponsored by the Waupaca County Master Gardener Association.

July 12

Nature Sleuths, Green Bay Botanical Garden, 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., for ages 6-8. Learn about the lives of garden animals and why they may be suspects, then go on a scavenger hunt in search for clues., 920-490-9457.

July 14 - 15

Home Garden Tour, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Olbrich Botanical Gardens, Madison. Tour exquisite private gardens created and maintained by talented home gardeners.

July 15

Bus trip to area gardens, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., sponsored by Monk Gardens, Wausau,
Daylily shopping trip to Pondside Gardens in Kiel and Solaris Farms in Reedsville, includes lunch.

July 18

Rhythm and Blooms, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., Rotary Botanical Gardens, Janesville. “Gary the Band” will perform in this outdoor concert in the Gazebo Garden, rain or shine.

July 20 - Aug.13

Blooming Butterflies, Olbrich Botanical Gardens, Madison, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily. 
Experience the magnificence of free-flying butterflies while strolling through the tropical Bolz Conservatory.

July 29

Prairie Fest 'Pollinator Palooza', 8 a.m., Gottfried Prairie and Arboretum, UW Fond du Lac campus. A free family outdoor celebration of prairie, wildlife, and nature with seminars, activities, fun for all ages.

Sept. 25, Oct. 2

Master composting program, 6 - 9 p.m., Dane County UW-Extension office, 5201 Fen Oak Dr., Madison. Must attend both dates for certification. Certification - $35 per person. $25 for compost education training on Sept. 25. Registration deadline is Sept. 18. Register online at