Milwaukee County Horticultural Staff

Boerner Botanical Gardens are part of the Milwaukee County Parks system and are designed and maintained year-round by a dedicated, professional horticultural staff

Visit the Milwaukee County Department of Parks, Recreation & Culture website for more information.

Garden Staff

Garden Director Shirley Dommer Walczak

Horticulturist in Charge Dave Wanninger

Perennial Garden & Visitor’s Center Horticulturist Ben Habanek

Herb Garden, Heirloom Garden, & Rose Garden Horticulturist Peggy Gibbs-Zautke

Annual Garden, Shrub Mall, & Rock Garden Horticulturist Alex Hoefs

Trial Garden Horticulturist Jessica Cloninger

Office Administration – Boerner/Wehr Judy Faja

Office Administration – Boerner/Wehr Dotty Kaisler