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The mission of the Friends of Boerner Botanical Gardens, Inc. is to provide a garden setting

for learning that nurtures understanding, enjoyment, and stewardship of our natural world,

while nourishing and preserving the gardens for future generations.

The Boerner Botanical Gardens are open for the season.  

Hours (May 1 – October 31): 8:00AM- 7:00PM

The Education Center is open 9am – 4 pm Monday – Friday. 

Wristbands will be used for paid admission.

Note: Margie’s Garden, the FBBG donor driven Children’s Garden will close at 4:00pm on outdoor summer concert evenings

 (concerts begin June 22 and run each Thursday evening through August 31).

The FBBG Gift Shop is open!

Gift Shop hours: 10am – 3pm,  Wednesday – Sunday.  The Gift Shop is closed Monday and Tuesday.

Sign up to become a Member today!

FBBG Memberships (new and renewal) are being processed.

Questions/info re FBBG memberships: or

Radler Rosarium Garden Tours

 Plan your visit to the Radler Rosarium in Greenfield WI


Your Charitable Giving…

There are many ways to help preserve our historic Gardens.

Your support is invaluable.


Wednesdays, 6:00 – 7:30p.m.

Walks begin May 31 and run through August 30.  No walk on July 5 or August 16. Reservations not required for walks.  $5/person.  Meet in front of Education & Visitor Center.

safety rails installed

New safety railings, funded by FBBG, installed in Boerner’s historic Rock Garden


The FBBG Holiday Gift Fair is scheduled for Sunday, December 3, 2023 from 10am-2pm.  If you are interested in becoming a vendor, please fill out the appliction here.


Performances occur every Thursday throughout the 2023 summer beginning at 6:30 p.m. and ending at approximately 8:30 p.m. unless otherwise noted. 


 thank you volunteers

Read the Spring 2023 Volunteer Newsletter which includes Garden updates from FBBG and Boerner’s Horticulturalists.

margie’s garden – Fbbg donor-driven children’s garden

Margie’s Garden was build and named in memory of Margaret “Margie” Kezman, a local teacher who passed away May 25, 2019.  The Garden, which opened in July 2022 was built by Margie’s family, honoring her memory.

Become a Member

As a member of the Friends of Boerner Botanical Gardens (FBBG), you help support one of Wisconsin’s historic and most unique and beautiful natural spaces.

Your membership makes a difference!
The Gardens were developed as a retreat for fun and environmental learning.

The Gardens themselves are owned and managed by Milwaukee County.

Donate – Support FBBG

The Friends of Boerner Botanical Gardens (FBBG) is a non-profit 501(c) (3) organization.

Your gift to FBBG is used to promote the Gardens as a vital regional asset while providing valuable educational programs and special events for the community.

Unrestricted gifts are flexible and allocated wherever the need is greatest – from purchasing new plants or garden equipment, to supporting one of our adult/children’s educational programs to helping offset the cost of operations. Whatever its purpose, you can be assured that your unrestricted gift can make a significant impact.

Your generosity helps preserve this invaluable venue for generations.

To make a gift, contact Ellen at (414) 525-5651 or via email


FBBG offers many. year-round volunteer opportunities! You’ll have fun and support your community.

To sign up or learn more, call 414-525-5653.

Classes/events/activities for everyone!

FBBG offers a variety of year-round Adult, Children and Family Education classes, events and Garden Walks.