Gardening Calendar

Wisconsin State Farmer


Now to Jan. 1

Not a Creature was Stirring-Holiday Floral Show, daily 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Mitchell Park Domes, Milwaukee. Show will feature a natural woodland setting with a forest of decorated trees filled with miniature rustic houses, burrows and dens showing how our smallest woodland creatures celebrate the holidays.

Now to April 2017

Fondy Winter Farmers’ Market, Mitchell Park Domes. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., a weekly Saturday morning Farmers Market showcasing 50-plus local farmers and vendors providing locally grown and sourced food and products. For more information, visit

Through Dec. 31

Holiday Express, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily, Olbrich Botanical Gardens. Large-scale model trains wind through an enchanted land of colorful poinsettias and holiday trees. Admission $5 for adults, $3 for children ages 3 to 12. Children 2 and under are free. Admission to the tropical Bolz Conservatory is included., 608-246-4550.

Garden of Lights. 5 to 9 p.m., Green Bay Botanical Garden. 2600 Larsen Rd., Green Bay.

Holiday Light Show. 4 to 8 p.m. Rotary Botanical Garden, 1455 Palmer Dr., Janesville.

Dec. 31

New Year's Eve Family Festival, 6 to 9 p.m. Mitchell Park Domes. A traditional celebration for families, a night of entertainment, music, and food. For more information, visit, 414-257-5611.

Jan. 1

First Day Hike, Lapham Peak Unit, , Kettle Moraine State Forest. 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Hikes offer visitors an opportunity to begin the New Year rejuvenated and connected with nature. The Ice Age Trail Alliance will host a 3-4 mile First Day Hike at Lapham Peak. Park fees will be waived for the day. Warm up with hot beverages and snacks. Meet at the Hausman Nature Center parking lot, 920-533-8322.

Jan. 21

Garden Dreams conference. 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., Portage County Master Gardeners. Lettie W. Jensen Community Center, 487 Main St., Amherst.

Garden Visions conference. Central Wisconsin's largest garden conference. Northcentral Technical College, 1000 Campus Dr., Wausau.

Jan. 28

Toward Harmony With Nature conference. Wild Ones. 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Native plant and landscaping conference. Oshkosh Convention Center, 2 N. Main St., Oshkosh.