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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 2015

Sunday Brunch

May 31, 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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June 2015
Free

FREE DAY AT THE GARDENS

June 2 @ 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

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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$5.00 per person

Garden Walk: Irises

June 3 @ 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: IrisesWalk Guide: Wisconsin Iris Society 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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$60 members / $75 non-members

Exploring Abstract Painting in the Gardens: A Four-Part Series

June 6 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm

June 6th & 7th and June 27th & 28th Learn to explore painting with a contemporary approach! Develop ideas with color, shape and design. Find inspiration from images and patterns in the Gardens. Experiment with ways to apply paint to a canvas. Reference well-known artists who have used gardens for inspiration. The perfect class for those who wish to create their own unique artwork but don’t know where to start! Supplies provided | Rain date(s) will be determined, if necessary

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Iris Society Show

June 6 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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$60 members / $75 non-members

Exploring Abstract Painting in the Gardens: A Four-Part Series

June 7 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm

June 6th & 7th and June 27th & 28th Learn to explore painting with a contemporary approach! Develop ideas with color, shape and design. Find inspiration from images and patterns in the Gardens. Experiment with ways to apply paint to a canvas. Reference well-known artists who have used gardens for inspiration. The perfect class for those who wish to create their own unique artwork but don’t know where to start! Supplies provided | Rain date(s) will be determined, if necessary

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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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$5.00 per person

Garden Walk: Peonies

June 10 @ 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: PeoniesWalk Guide: Dave Wanninger – 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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$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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$5.00 per person

Garden Walk: Trees & Roses

June 17 @ 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: The Days of Trees & RosesWalk Guide: Rose Deter – 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

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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$5.00 per person

Garden Walk: Succulents

June 24 @ 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:  SucculentsWalk Guide: Wisconsin Succulents Society 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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July 2015
$5.00 per person

Garden Walk: Mushroom Talk & Walk

July 1 @ 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:  Mushroom Talk & WalkWalk Guide: Britt Bunyard – Publisher & Editor in Chief – Fungi Magazine 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…

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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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$5.00 per person

Garden Walk: Hostas

July 8 @ 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:  HostasWalk Guide: Marcia Wensing – Southeast Wisconsin Hosta Society 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

July 14 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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$5.00 per person

Garden Walk: Sun Lovers in Your Garden

July 15 @ 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: Sun Lovers in Your GardenWalk Guide: Barb Agnew – Barb & Dick’s Wildflower Florists 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

July 18 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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$5.00 per person

Garden Walk: Daylilies

July 22 @ 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: DayliliesWalk Guide: Ed Kraus & Judy Schmidt – Daylily Society 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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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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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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$5.00 per person

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 per person

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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$5.00 per person

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 – Gardenmart 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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Garden Walk: Companion Planting

August 26 @ 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: 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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September 2015
$5.00 per person

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 per person

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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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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