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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

April 2015

Camera Club Meeting

April 18 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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$10 members/$15 non-members

Creating Whimsical Garden Totems

April 18 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Create a one-of-a-kind glass totem using vintage glassware! Learn how to take your favorite vintage china, plates, cups, and bowls and turn them into free-standing works of colorful garden art! Glassware and building materials will be provided however make sure to bring your favorite glass pieces to give your work that personal touch! Select Membership Type: Members $10Non-Members $15

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Sunday Brunch

April 19, 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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Daylily Society Meeting

April 19 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Art with a Purpose Contest

April 25

HELP KEEP OUR MILWAUKEE COUNTY PARKS CLEAN Friends of Boerner Botanical Gardens’ Recycled Art “WITH A PURPOSE” Contest  Help us encourage friends, family and neighbors to recycle! Your participation in the Recycled Art Contest will show off not only the many recyclable materials around us, but will also highlight how creativity can reduce the amount of waste sent to the landfill. Recycling is great; reducing and reusing are even better. We look forward to seeing the results of your craftiness! We’re…

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$10 members/$15 non-members

Wine & Vines

April 30 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Have you ever wondered what makes a chardonnay different from a sauvignon blanc? Discover how wine is made and learn about what varieties of grapes are used in the process! Enjoy cheese and snacks while you sample locally made wines by The Purple Foot!       Select Membership Type: Members $10Non-Members $15

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May 2015
$10 members/$15 non-members

Introduction to Chinese Brush Painting

May 2 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Traditional Chinese brush painting illustrates beautiful nature-inspired motifs. Learn how to apply basic Chinese brush painting strokes while immersing yourself in the natural beauty of Boerner’s Gardens.  Use the methods learned in this class to create a stunning one-of-a-kind painting for Mother’s Day this year! Come with curiosity and leave with enthusiasm for this ancient art form. Open to all skill levels (kid-friendly!) | Supplies provided | 10 participant limit   Select Membership Type: Members $10Non-Members $15

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Hosta Society Meeting

May 2 @ 12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
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Free

7th Annual “Art at the Gardens” Craft Fair

May 3 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Come join the Friends of Boerner Botanical Gardens for their 7th Annual Art at the Gardens Craft Fair! Get a head start on your Mother’s Day shopping or treat yourself to something special! You can’t go wrong with anything from this eclectic collection of unique and handmade local arts and crafts. Featuring 40+ local artists and DIY crafters, you will find everything from children’s clothes and accessories to jewelry, purses, pottery and candles! Proceeds support the children’s plant science programs for…

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Free

FREE DAY AT THE GARDENS

May 5 @ 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!

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Milwaukee Bonsai Society Meeting

May 5 @ 6:45 pm - 10:00 pm

Society meeting – Guest artist from Italy, Mauro Stemberger 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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FBBG Members: Free / General Public: $6 per child (Children 2 and under are free!)

Mother’s Day Family Event

May 10 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Come celebrate Mother’s Day at the Gardens! - Kids will create “make-and-take” gifts for their mothers and grandmothers.- Beloved children’s author, Lois Ehlert, will be doing reading and signing of her children’s books.- Enjoy live music by local vocalist/pianist, Julie Ruka.   Enjoy a delicious brunch by Zilli Hospitality Group – make your reservations today (space is limited)! Call 414-525-5619 or visit opentable.com. Brunch is not included in the fee for this event.          

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Rose Society Meeting

May 12 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Camera Club Meeting

May 16 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Iris Society Show

May 16 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Daylily Society Meeting

May 17 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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June 2015

Milwaukee Bonsai Society Meeting

June 2 @ 6:45 pm - 10:00 pm

Society meeting – Guest artist Peter Tea 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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Iris Society Show

June 6 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Iris Society Show

June 7 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Rose Society Meeting

June 9 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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$175 per ticket

In the Gardens

June 12 @ 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Come join the Friends of Boerner Botanical Gardens for our annual In the Gardens fundraiser!   When: June 12, 2015 @ 5:30am-9:00pm Where: Boerner Botanical Gardens – Perennial Garden Ticket Price: $175 per ticket Why: Proceeds from this event will support our children’s Plant Science and Environmental Education programs here at Boerner Botanical Gardens!   Every year, we welcome hundreds of prominent community members and local businesses to enjoy the natural beauty of Boerner Botanical Gardens and support our children’s…

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Camera Club Meeting

June 20 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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$60 fee includes a tree, pot, wire and soil

Bonsai Workshop for Teens

June 20 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Have you ever thought about exploring the exciting world of Bonsai! Get your feet wet and your hands dirty by attending our workshop designed especially for you. Members of the Milwaukee Bonsai Society will be on hand to help with the creation of your first Bonsai masterpiece! Please call Kris at 414-299-9229  or email mbsweb@hotmail.com to register. Space is limited to 10 participants. (This is not an FBBG program.  FBBG has agreed to help promote the event but is not…

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July 2015

Milwaukee Bonsai Society Meeting

July 7 @ 6:45 pm - 9:00 pm

Society meeting – Tropicals 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

July 14 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Camera Club Meeting

July 18 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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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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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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Rose Society Meeting

August 11 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Camera Club Meeting

August 15 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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September 2015

Rose Society Meeting

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

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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