Garden Calendar

Wisconsin State Farmer
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June 16 thru Sept. 10

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

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,

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.

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