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The Friends of Boerner Botanical Gardens host a variety of classes and events year-round at Boerner Botanical Gardens.

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Friends of Boerner Botanical Gardens

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9400 Boerner Drive
Hales Corners, WI 53130 United States
(414) 525-5653 | All Rights Reserved.http://www.boernerbotanicalgardens.org

Upcoming Events

August 2015

Sunday Brunch

August 30, 2015 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
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Every week on Sunday

Zilli Hospitality Group welcomes you to Boerner Botanical Gardens to experience fine cuisine amid a spectacular natural setting. Introducing ZHG’s Sunday champagne brunch year-round. The Garden Room’s floor-to-ceiling windows bring the beauty of this horticultural showplace right to your table every time of year.  Click here to make reservations.

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September 2015
Free

FREE DAY AT THE GARDENS

September 1 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Every month on the first Tuesday until September 1, 2015

New this Garden season!Join us the first Tuesday of every month, May – September, for the Boerner Botanical Gardens FREE DAY! Open to all Milwaukee County Residents

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$5.00

Garden Walk: Autumn Perennials

September 2 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Join us every Wednesday night during the Garden season for a guided Garden Walk! This Week’s Walk Topic: Perennials for the Autumn GardenWalk Guide: Zannah Crower – Monches Farm **Please note: This walk begins at 6:00pm not 6:30pm** Each walk is led by a garden expert and a new topic is covered every week! Walks will depart from the FBBG Gift Shop, rain or shine, and each walk will last approximately 90 minutes. For a printable version of the Garden Walk topics and dates…

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Rose Society Meeting

September 8 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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$5.00

Garden Walk: Herb Garden Glory

September 9 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Join us every Wednesday night during the Garden season for a guided Garden Walk! This Week’s Walk Topic: Herb Garden GloryWalk Guide: Peggy Gibbs – Boerner Horticulturist **Please note: This walk begins at 6:00pm not 6:30pm** Each walk is led by a garden expert and a new topic is covered every week! Walks will depart from the FBBG Gift Shop, rain or shine, and each walk will last approximately 90 minutes. For a printable version of the Garden Walk topics and dates list,…

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Artists in the Gardens

September 12 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Every day until September 13, 2015

  Artists in the Garden Art Fair Saturday, September 12 & Sunday, September 13, 201510 a.m. – 5 p.m. FBBG will be hosting a special children’s craft station on Saturday in the Children’s Corner! Make sure to stop by and join us! – Over 40 artists, 28 painting on site throughout the gardens!– Original, affordable art for sale from award winning local artists– Professional artists will be demonstrating art techniques in a variety of media including sculpture, encaustic, watercolor and…

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Free

Senior Gardening Day at Boerner

September 15 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Join us for a variety of hands-on activities and special gardening demonstrations geared especially for seniors who love to garden!   – Create a lavender sachet/pot for a mum plant   – Enjoy a fall-themed container gardening demonstration   – Sample an assortment of both familiar and unusual apple varieties at our apple tasting   – Enjoy other fall-themed refreshments     Contact Monica for more info: (414) 525-5659

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Iris Society Meeting

September 17 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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45th Annual Milwaukee Bonsai Society Exhibit

September 18 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Three Day Event - Sept. 18th-20th, 10am-5pm

Presented by members of the Milwaukee Bonsai Society, Boerner Botanical Gardens and Milwaukee County Parks! An exhibit of the best trees of our members…along with trees in training With Special Guest and Club Sensei Ted MatsonTed Matson has been our clubs sensei (Japanese title used to refer to or address for master instructor) for the past 12 years. In 2012, Ted was honored and recognized for his great service to Golden State Bonsai Federation that also recognized his great service…

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Camera Club Meeting

September 19 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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October 2015

Cider Making Demonstration

October 1 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Cost: $10 members / $15 general public Select Membership Type: Members $10General Public $15 Learn how hard cider is made! Join us to learn all about the steps that go into hard cider brewing like: How and why different apples are used in making hard cider How the fermentation process works The importance of sanitation How to blend the finished product Those over 21 may sample hard ciders at the end of the class

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Daylily Society Meeting

October 4 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Milwaukee Bonsai Society Meeting

October 6 @ 6:45 pm - 9:00 pm

Society meeting – Guest speaker on Suiseki MBS holds monthly meetings for its members and the interested general public from February through December. These meetings are designed to provide helpful information and hands-on experience with bonsai in an informal social setting. If you’re interested in Bonsai, please feel free to stop on by! We love to see new faces!          

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Boerner Plants and History

October 10 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

Cost: $10 members / $15 general public Horticulturists Mike and Laurie Yanny will lead us on a walking tour of Boerner at the peak of autumn. We’ll explore fall plants while learning about Boerner’s history. Select Membership Type: General Public $15Members $10        

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Rose Society Meeting

October 13 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Art in the Garden – Painting Class

October 17 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Cost: $30 members / $35 general public Become inspired by Boerner’s beauty as you experiment with ways to apply paint to canvas. As you reference well-known artists who have also used gardens as their inspiration, you will soon create your own unique piece of art! *Perfect class for novice art-lovers who are looking to create their own artwork! Select Membership Type: Members $30General Public $35      

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November 2015

Milwaukee Bonsai Society Meeting

November 3 @ 6:45 pm - 9:00 pm

Society meeting –  Preparing for winter MBS holds monthly meetings for its members and the interested general public from February through December. These meetings are designed to provide helpful information and hands-on experience with bonsai in an informal social setting. If you’re interested in Bonsai, please feel free to stop on by! We love to see new faces!          

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Herbs: Popular Thanksgiving Favorites!

November 7 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

COST: $10 members / $15 general public Join Gerry Kovatch and Denise Nelson of the Herb Society of America – WI Unit as they teach us how to create healthy and flavorful Thanksgiving dishes using a variety of herbs! At the end of the demonstration, students will get to sample each tasty recipe. Students will also receive a take home handout with “quick tips” and copies of all recipes covered in the class. Select Membership Type: Members $10General Public $15…

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Making a Holiday Wreath

November 19 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Cost: $30 members / $35 general public Kick off the holiday season with our wreath making class! Using wild foliage, foraged branches and seasonal blooms, you’ll create a lush and festive wreath that will dry nicely and last throughout the entire holiday season. Class fee includes all materials needed to create your holiday wreath. Select Membership Type: General Public $35Members $30      

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