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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

July 2015
Free

2nd Annual Member Appreciation Picnic

July 29 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm

  Join us for our 2nd Annual FBBG Member Appreciation Picnic! Enjoy an evening of delicious food with friends old and new! This event is FREE for all of our members. Please RSVP by Wednesday, July 15, 2015. Our members-only meeting will be held in the Garden House at 5:00pm prior to the picnic – all members are encouraged to come meet our Board and learn more about FBBG!

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NO FORMAL GARDEN WALK

July 29 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

NO FORMAL GARDEN WALK – FBBG MEMBER APPRECIATION PICNIC Please check back for next week’s walk topic!For a printable version of the Garden Walk topics and dates list, Click Here!

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$6

Concerts in the Gardens

July 30 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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Thursday Concerts

Concerts in the Gardens Sponsored by Wimmer Communities THURSDAYS 6:30-8:30 PM (*Special hours are noted) Admission to the Gardens is free on concert nights after 6:00 pm For the full list of performance bios and descriptions, visti: http://www.wimmercommunities.com/about-us/concerts-in-the-gardens   June 4* Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra | Special hours: 7:30-8:30pm June 11 Rebel Grace | A mix of country rock hits and originals from highly regarded veteran musicians. June 18 Reverend Raven and the Chain Smokin’ Altar Boys | Traditional blues that groove with incredible guitar, harmonica,…

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August 2015

Iris Society Sale

August 1 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Iris Society Sale

August 2 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Sunday Brunch

August 2, 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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Free

FREE DAY AT THE GARDENS

August 4 @ 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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Global Garden Adventures: Chinese Culture Meets the Gardens

August 4 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Every day until August 6, 2015

Get ready to experience the Gardens in a whole new way! Global Garden Adventures Day Camp Session:Chinese Culture Meets the Gardens August 4th, 5th & 6th | 9am – Noon Experience the connection between Chinese culture and nature. Campers will explore the gardens through Chinese music, movement and art activities. They will learn plant and other botanical words in Mandarin and discover plant uses within traditional Chinese culture. Rates $50 per week for FBBG members / $65 per week non-membersDaily Rate…

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Global Garden Adventures: Going Buggy!

August 4 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Every day until August 6, 2015

Get ready to experience the Gardens in a whole new way! Global Garden Adventures Day Camp Session:Going Buggy! August 4th, 5th & 6th | 9am – Noon Uncover all things creepy-crawly. Through hands-on exploration, games and activities, campers will discover why bugs are so important to our ecosystem and learn how to identify which little pests they should to stay away from and why. Rates $50 per week for FBBG members / $65 per week non-membersDaily Rate $20 per day for…

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Milwaukee Bonsai Society Meeting

August 4 @ 6:45 pm - 9:00 pm

Society meeting – How to set up a display 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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$5.00

Garden Walk: Hydrangeas

August 5 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Join us every Wednesday night during the Garden season for a guided Garden Walk! This Week’s Walk Topic: HydrangeasWalk Guide: Ben Habanek – Boerner Horticulturist 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, Click Here!

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Rose Society Meeting

August 11 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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$5.00

Garden Walk: Trial Garden

August 12 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Join us every Wednesday night during the Garden season for a guided Garden Walk! This Week’s Walk Topic: All That’s New and Exciting in the Trial Garden!Walk Guide: Jessica Cloninger – Boerner Horticulturist 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, Click Here!

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Camera Club Meeting

August 15 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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$10

August 19 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Stroller Rolls are a “mom-and-me” stroller-based walking program designed for moms with little ones. Each 60-minute program includes a guided walk through the Gardens with  activities and a snack based on the Stroller Roll theme! This week’s theme: Garden ZooWander around the Gardens and discover which plants are named after animals and why!

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$5.00

Garden Walk: History of Landscape Shrubs

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

Join us every Wednesday night during the Garden season for a guided Garden Walk! This Week’s Walk Topic: History of Landscape Shrubs from Victorian Times Through Today (includes a PowerPoint presentation)Walk Guide: Belinda Abendschein – Burlington Garden Center 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…

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$5.00

Garden Walk: Companion Planting

August 26 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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Wed Night Garden Walks

Join us every Wednesday night during the Garden season for a guided Garden Walk! This Week’s Walk Topic: Companion PlantingWalk Guide: Heidi Hornung – Shady Lane 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, Click Here!

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$10

Hike and Bike Tour

August 30 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Begin a walking tour of the Gardens to learn about late summer blooms. Then, join FBBG educator and bike enthusiast, Gerry Jaszewski, in exploring natural features in the park landscape while learning about little known geological features found in our area.        

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September 2015
$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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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 September 18-20, 2015 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 to the art of…

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Camera Club Meeting

September 19 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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October 2015
$10

Cider Making Demonstration

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

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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Rose Society Meeting

October 13 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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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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