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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


May 2016


Family Workshop: Chinese Brush Painting

May 7 @ 9:00 am12:00 pm

Family Rates: $20 members / $25 general public (admission covers up to five family members) Individual Rates: $10 members / $15 general public Discover the connection between Chinese culture and nature! Learn the basics of Chinese brush painting as you create a one-of-a-kind painting using this traditional art form. All supplies provided. Contact (414) 525-5659 for more info. Pre-registration preferred.      Select Membership Type: Family – General Public $25 Family – Members $20 Indiv. – Member $10 Indiv. -…

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Whimsical Wind Chimes

May 7 @ 10:00 am12:00 pm

Cost: $15 Members / $20 General Public ***UPDATED DATE AND TIME*** Due to a family emergency, our class instructor had to reschedule this class from April 16th to May 7th @ 10:00AM – Noon.  Sign-ups for this class have been reopened! Class max is 20 people, so make sure to pre-register ASAP!! Create a wind chime for your garden using vintage china, silverware, glass, beads and more! Several types of wind chimes will be demonstrated…then let your creativity fly and…

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Sunday Brunch

May 8 @ 10:00 am1:00 pm
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An event every 1 week(s) on Sunday that lasts 0 day(s) and 3 hour(s) with no end date

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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Mother’s Day Family Event

May 8 @ 10:00 am1:00 pm

FREE EVENT (Donations appreciated!)   Enjoy Mother’s Day at the Gardens! Kids will enjoy three different fun craft activities as they create make-and-take gifts for their mothers and grandmothers! Browse through all of the new merchandise in the FBBG Gift Shop!    

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Photography Basics: From Gardens to Flowers

May 21 @ 9:30 am12:00 pm

$15 members / $20 general public   A perfect class for novice photographers looking for a place to start!   Join members of the Photo Club as they walk you through a morning of camera and photography basics.   9:30am – 10:00am | Camera instruction and examples followed by an open discussion and time for questions. 10:00am – 11:00am | Get out into the Gardens! Photograph the beauty of Boerner together as a class. 11:00am – Noon | Regroup back inside…

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Herb Society: 2016 Herb Fair

May 28 @ 9:00 am3:00 pm

The Herb Society of America’s Wisconsin Unit invites you to join them at the 8th Annual Herb Fair Saturday, May 28, 2016 | 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m Boerner Botanical Gardens Hales Corners, WI  Enjoy the sights, scents and tastes at our fair. Interested in being a vendor? CLICK HERE FOR A VENDOR APPLICATION FOR! WE HOPE YOU WILL BE THERE!   If you have questions, please contact Pat Greathead, Vendor [email protected]        

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June 2016

$5


Wednesday Night Garden Walk

June 1 @ 6:30 pm8:00 pm

All walks are expert-led and a fun new topic is covered each week.  Walks depart from the FBBG Gift Shop – rain or shine – and last approximately 90 minutes. This Week’s Walk: Topic Flowering Trees & Shrubs Guide Nick Ternes – Horticulturist  

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Summer Berry Winemaking & Tasting

June 2 @ 6:30 pm8:00 pm

$15 members / $20 general public (must be 21 or older to register for this class!) Join Karen Lau from the Purple Foot for an evening of winemaking & tasting! In this fun and interactive class, you’ll learn the basic steps of summer berry winemaking and get hands-on experience starting a new batch of wine! Wine samples and food pairings will be served at the end of class.  Select Membership Type:       FBBG Member $15 General Public $20…

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$5


Wednesday Night Garden Walk

June 8 @ 6:30 pm8:00 pm

All walks are expert-led and a fun new topic is covered each week.  Walks depart from the FBBG Gift Shop – rain or shine – and last approximately 90 minutes. This Week’s Walk: Topic Everyone Loves Peonies Guide Dave Wanninger – Boerner Horticulturist  

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Wednesday Night Garden Walk

June 15 @ 6:30 pm8:00 pm

All walks are expert-led and a fun new topic is covered each week.  Walks depart from the FBBG Gift Shop – rain or shine – and last approximately 90 minutes. This Week’s Walk: Topic Iris – Rainbow Walk Guide Bonnie Sonntag – Wisconsin Iris Society  

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In the Gardens Annual Fundraiser

June 17 @ 5:30 pm9:00 pm

Annual Fundraiser and Silent Auction IN THE GARDEN TICKETS                 Ticket(s) $175     What is it? FBBG’s Annual Fundraiser with Silent Auction. A night to enjoy yourself and support a great cause – our children’s education programs!   Why? Proceeds from this fundraiser directly support our Children’s Plant Science & Environmental Education Programs. Our outcomes-driven programs get kids outdoors – experiencing, enjoying and…

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$5


Wednesday Night Garden Walk

June 22 @ 6:30 pm8:00 pm

All walks are expert-led and a fun new topic is covered each week.  Walks depart from the FBBG Gift Shop – rain or shine – and last approximately 90 minutes. This Week’s Walk: Topic Hundreds of Hostas Guide Marcia Wensing – Hosta Society  

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Family Yoga at the Gardens

June 25 @ 10:00 am11:30 pm

$20 members / $25 general public (admission covers up to five family members!) Enjoy yoga at the Gardens with your little ones! Get the whole family outdoors in the fun class that centers around exercising and wellness for the whole family. All skill levels welcome! This is a great workshop for parents who want to introduce their kids to yoga & wellness in a very family/kid-friendly atmosphere. Suggested ages, kids 4+. Contact (414) 525-5653 for questions or to register!   Select…

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Wednesday Night Garden Walk

June 29 @ 6:30 pm8:00 pm

All walks are expert-led and a fun new topic is covered each week.  Walks depart from the FBBG Gift Shop – rain or shine – and last approximately 90 minutes. This Week’s Walk: Topic Sizzling Summer Blooms Guide Zannah Crowe – Monches Farms  

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July 2016

$5


Wednesday Night Garden Walk

July 6 @ 6:30 pm8:00 pm

All walks are expert-led and a fun new topic is covered each week.  Walks depart from the FBBG Gift Shop – rain or shine – and last approximately 90 minutes. This Week’s Walk: Topic Annual Garden – Bringing the Tropics Home Guide Guide TBA  

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Wednesday Night Garden Walk

July 13 @ 6:30 pm8:00 pm

All walks are expert-led and a fun new topic is covered each week.  Walks depart from the FBBG Gift Shop – rain or shine – and last approximately 90 minutes. This Week’s Walk: Topic Daylilies Guide Ed Kraus – Southeast Wisconsin Daylily Society  

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Enchanted Evening Family Event

July 17 @ 6:30 pm8:30 pm

Join us for this summertime favorite! Dress as a flower fairy or garden gnome and come explore the Gardens. Kids will enjoy fun craft activities and a firefly catch-and-release! Get your tickets ahead of time or pay at the door! Contact (414) 525-5653 for tickets. Enchanted Evening Tickets       Tickets ($5 per child) (select quantity after you “Add to Cart”)

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Wednesday Night Garden Walk

July 20 @ 6:30 pm8:00 pm

All walks are expert-led and a fun new topic is covered each week.  Walks depart from the FBBG Gift Shop – rain or shine – and last approximately 90 minutes. This Week’s Walk: Topic Raising Roses Successfully Guide Bruce Barr – Southeast Wisconsin Rose Society  

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Family Workshop: DIY Fairy & Gnome Gardens

July 23 @ 10:00 am12:00 pm

Cost: $25 Members / $30 General Public   Create your own Fairy or Gnome container garden! In this fun family workshop, families will take a regular container and turn it into a magical and whimsical world for fairies and gnomes to live in! Basic supplies provided – families are encouraged to bring in their own miniature items to help make their gardens come alive! For questions, contact (414) 525-5653. Select Membership Type:       General Public $25 Members $20  

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$5


NO GARDEN WALK

July 27 @ 6:30 pm8:00 pm

All walks are expert-led and a fun new topic is covered each week.  Walks depart from the FBBG Gift Shop – rain or shine – and last approximately 90 minutes. This Week’s Walk: ***Please Note: There is NO FORMAL WALK Wednesday, July 27, 2016*** FBBG is holding our annual Member Appreciation Picnic (Free event catered by Zilli Hospitality Group – open to all FBBG Members!!) If you would like to become an FBBG Member, click here or contact (414) 525-5653.

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August 2016

$5


Wednesday Night Garden Walk

August 3 @ 6:30 pm8:00 pm

All walks are expert-led and a fun new topic is covered each week.  Walks depart from the FBBG Gift Shop – rain or shine – and last approximately 90 minutes. This Week’s Walk: Topic Late Summer Blooms Guide Matt Singer – Plant Expert  

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Wednesday Night Garden Walk

August 10 @ 6:30 pm8:00 pm

All walks are expert-led and a fun new topic is covered each week.  Walks depart from the FBBG Gift Shop – rain or shine – and last approximately 90 minutes. This Week’s Walk: Topic Hydrangeas Guide Ben Habanek – Boerner Horticulturist  

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$5


Wednesday Night Garden Walk

August 17 @ 6:30 pm8:00 pm

All walks are expert-led and a fun new topic is covered each week.  Walks depart from the FBBG Gift Shop – rain or shine – and last approximately 90 minutes. This Week’s Walk: Topic The Trial Garden – What’s New? Guide Jessica Cloninger – Boerner Horticulturist  

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Wednesday Night Garden Walk

August 24 @ 6:30 pm8:00 pm

All walks are expert-led and a fun new topic is covered each week.  Walks depart from the FBBG Gift Shop – rain or shine – and last approximately 90 minutes. This Week’s Walk: Topic Fragrant Flowers & Night Blooms Guide Heidi Hornung – Shady Lane Greenhouse  

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Wednesday Night Garden Walk

August 31 @ 6:30 pm8:00 pm

All walks are expert-led and a fun new topic is covered each week.  Walks depart from the FBBG Gift Shop – rain or shine – and last approximately 90 minutes. This Week’s Walk: Topic Woody Native Plants for Home Landscape Guide Ben Habanek – Boerner Horticulturist  

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September 2016

$5


Wednesday Night Garden Walk

September 7 @ 6:00 pm7:30 pm

**Please note the time change for this walk. Walk time is 6:00pm – 7:30pm due to sunset hours.**  All walks are expert-led and a fun new topic is covered each week.  Walks depart from the FBBG Gift Shop – rain or shine – and last approximately 90 minutes. This Week’s Walk: Topic Herb Garden Highlights Guide Peggy Gibbs-Zautke – Boerner Horticulturist  

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Wednesday Night Garden Walk

September 14 @ 6:00 pm7:30 pm

**Please note the time change for this walk. Walk time is 6:00pm – 7:30pm due to sunset hours.**  All walks are expert-led and a fun new topic is covered each week.  Walks depart from the FBBG Gift Shop – rain or shine – and last approximately 90 minutes. This Week’s Walk: Topic Identifying Invasive Plants Guide Ben Habanek – Boerner Horticulturist  

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Boerner By Moonlight

September 16 @ 6:00 pm7:30 pm

Special  End of the Season Family Garden Walk! Grab your flashlight and let’s explore Boerner by moonlight! Families will be guided around Boerner for this special nighttime walk. You’ll get to discover what nocturnal creatures come out at night in the Gardens! Refreshments will be provided after the walk. Contact (414) 525-5653 for more info.

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