10 Beautiful Botanical Gardens in Wisconsin!

Nature is both prized and protected in Wisconsin. There is an abundance of beautiful public gardens throughout the state to admire. Not only are they a picturesque view they are often used for scientific study. Here are the 10 best. 

1. Olbrich Botanical Gardens, Madison, WI

Olbrich Botanical Garden is located in Madison, Wisconsin. You can find a plethora of plant life throughout the 16-acre outdoor garden area. Visitors can find both exotic plants and greenery that’s a little closer to home. 

2. Rotary Botanical Gardens, Janesville, WI

Janesville, Wisconsin, houses the beautiful Rotary Botanical Gardens. This 20-acre non-profit garden offers over 4,000 different types of plants. The different themes throughout the garden take its visitors on a trip to Japan, Scotland, England, and Italy. 

3. Boerner Botanical Gardens, Hales Corners, WI

Boerner Botanical Garden is known for being Milwaukee County’s Living Museum. Join in on classes for both adults and children at the gardens in Hales Corners. Take a guided garden tour of their English inspired plants, glacial fieldstone walls and handcrafted limestone statue.

4. Green Bay Botanical Gardens, Green Bay, WI

Green Bay Botanical Garden is the Wisconsin’s northeast plant education and protection center for the past 20 years. Holiday events, group tours, and children/adult programs keep the community involved.

5. Allen Centennial Gardens, Madison, WI

The Allen Centennial Gardens is located in Madison, Wisconsin, that serves the UW-Madison students as an outdoor classroom. The main emphasis is the herbaceous ornamental perennials. Admission is free and the garden re open all year round.

6. Winter Green House, Winter, WI

Winter Green House is a popular garden center and nursery in the northern Wisconsin area. They house many different types of plants from perennials, to annuals, vegetables, ornamental, grasses, trees, and exotic plants. For the past 30 years, the Winter Green House has been perfecting and protecting their garden center.

7. La Crosse International Friendship Gardens, La Crosse, WI

La Crosse’s Riverside International Friendship Garden reflects the community’s appreciation for diverse culture. The garden is a representation of all of La Crosse’s sister cities which include cities within Ireland, Russia, France, Norway, Germany, and China. Check out one of Wisconsin’s most diverse gardens!

8. Monk Botanical Gardens, Wausau, WI

The Monk Botanical Gardens is a true sanctuary. They provide education, social, and recreational activities within the community. The gardens nurture the idea of sustainability and environmental appreciation from plant to person.

9. Paine Art Center and Gardens, Oshkosh, WI

The Paine Art Center and Gardens feature 20 different garden areas for community member pleasure. Perennials, trees, and shrubbery is in front of a beautiful mansion backdrop, while annuals and bulbs change each year to give the Paine Gardens a new look.

10. Bookworm Gardens, Sheboygan, WI

The Bookworm Gardens are divided into six theme inspired areas called “gateways.” Books are placed throughout the gateways for children to read and fun industrial animals can be found around the gardens as well.

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