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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.  

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

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:  [email protected] or [email protected]

Radler Rosarium Garden Tours

 Plan your visit to the Radler Rosarium in Greenfield WI

Margie’s Garden

The new children’s garden, “Margie’s Garden” honoring the late Margie Kezman, is now open!

Volunteers needed

There are a variety of volunteer opportunities available in Margie’s Children’s Garden, the FBBG Student Planting Beds and general Garden areas.  

Learn more: 414-525-5653

FBBG Gift Shop

Looking for a unique gift and want to support our local artisans?

Come to the Friends of Boerner’s gift shop and choose from a selection of affordable pottery, jewelry, candles, yard art, home décor products and more.


The FBBG annual Holiday Gift Fair will be held Sunday, December 4.   Shop local and find unique gifts, crafts, art, jewelry and home decor from local crafters and artists.




Mark your calendars, Winterfest is back!  A great way to cure your winter blues.

Enjoy FREE indoor activities and Winter Walks.



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.