Location, Admission, Hours

Boerner Botanical Gardens
9400 Boerner Drive
Hales Corners, WI 53130
 

 

2016 Garden Admission Season
April 29, 2016 – September 29, 2016
Open Daily 8:00am – 6:00pm

October 1, 2016 – October 30, 2016
Open Daily – Hours subject to change due to ongoing special event
Please contact the reception desk for more information at (414) 525-5601

Pricing
Adults: (ages 18 & up): $5.50
Seniors: (Milwaukee County Resident, ages 60+): $4.50
Disability: (any age): $4.50
Student: (with ID): $4.50
Junior: (ages 6-17): $3.50

Free Days
Free days are back for the 2016 Garden Admissions Season!

Open to all Milwaukee County residents – come and enjoy Boerner for FREE the first Tuesday of every month, May – September 2016.

2016 Garden Season

April 29, 2016 – September 29, 2016
Gardens open daily from 8:00am – Sunset (please note, admission will be taken up until 6:00pm. After 6:00pm, the Gardens will remain open until sunset).

October 1, 2016 – October 30, 2016
Open Daily – Hours subject to change due to ongoing special event.
Please contact the reception desk for more information at (414) 525-5601.

Early November 2016
Weather dependent – subject to change. Call Ahead at (414) 525-5601.

Late November 2016 – Early April 2017 
Closed

The Education & Visitor Center is open year-round.

Check out FBBG’s Events Calendar for upcoming classes and events – offered year-round!

April – October (building hours follow Garden admission season)
Open Daily 8:00am – 6:00pm

October – April
Monday – Friday: 9:00am – 4:00pm
Saturday: Closed (open as needed for classes and special events)
Sunday: Open 10:00am – 2:00pm for Zilli Hospitality Group’s weekly Sunday brunches (please note, the reception desk is not staffed on Sundays)

Please note, hours may vary during admission season and are subject to change. Please feel free to contact the front desk to verify building hours at (414) 525-5601.

Boerner Reception Front Desk (414) 525-5601

General Information (414) 525-5600

Friends of Boerner Botanical Gardens (414) 525-5653

Zilli Hospitality Group (414) 525-5631

UW Extension Horticulture Center (414) 525-5638

The Education & Visitor Center and most of the grounds are ADA accessible!

In 2015, through a partnership with Milwaukee County Parks, the Whitnall Park Rotary and FBBG, an ADA accessible walkway/path was added west of the Daylily path, extending down to the Bog Walk.

Wheelchairs are available in the Education and Visitor Center; please visit the reception desk.

From Downtown Milwaukee and the Northeast

(Sheboygan, Green Bay)

  • Take I-43 to 894 West
  • Exit at Forest Home – Exit 5A
  • Turn left onto South 92nd Street (signage will direct you)
  • Continue to intersection of 92nd and Grange (4-way stop sign)
  • Continue on 92nd Street through Grange intersection (signage will direct you)
  • Continue to the entrance of Root River Parkway (at College Avenue)
  • Turn right onto College Avenue (into the Parkway)
  • Turn right at the stop sign then turn right at the entrance to the Gardens

From the South (Racine, Kenosha, Chicago)

  • Take I-94 to Exit 320 (West Rawson Avenue/Hwy. BB)
  • Turn left (west) onto West Rawson Avenue and proceed to South 92nd Street (about 5 miles)
  • Turn right onto South 92nd Street and follow signs to the Gardens (about 1 mile)
  • Turn left onto College Avenue (into the Parkway)
  • Turn right at the first stop sign then turn right at the entrance to the Gardens and proceed up the hill

From the Southwest (Beloit, Rockford)

  • Take I-43 toward Milwaukee
  • Take the Layton Avenue exit, Exit 59, on the LEFT toward WI-100
  • Stay straight to go onto West Layton Avenue
  • Turn right onto South 108th Street/WI Hwy. 100 South (Walgreens on diagonal corner)
  • Go through the intersection of Hwy. 100 and Forest Home (McDonalds on left)
  • Proceed to College Avenue and turn left (go through residential area then into the park)
  • Turn left at the first stop sign then turn right at the entrance to the Gardens and proceed up the hill


From the West (Waukesha, Madison, Minneapolis)

  • Take I-94 to 894/45 South
  • Take the WI Hwy. 100 exit, Exit 60, on the LEFT
  • Stay right and merge onto South 108th Street (Hwy. 100) heading South
  • Go through the intersection of Hwy. 100 and Forest Home (McDonalds on left)
  • Proceed to College Avenue and turn left (go through residential area then into the park)
  • Turn left at the first stop sign then turn right at the entrance to the Gardens and proceed up the hill

From the Northwest (Fond du Lac)

  • Take Hwy. 41 South (becomes Hwy. 45 in Milwaukee County) to 894/45 South
  • Take the WI Hwy. 100 exit, Exit 60, on the LEFT
  • Stay right and merge onto South 108th Street (Hwy. 100) going South
  • Go through the intersection of Hwy. 100 and Forest Home (McDonalds on left)
  • Proceed to College Avenue and turn left (go through residential area then into the park)
  • Turn left at the first stop sign then turn right at the entrance to the Gardens and proceed up the hill