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The mission of the Friends of Boerner Botanical Gardens, Inc. (FBBG) 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.

FBBG is dedicated to suporting County owned Boerner since 1984 ~ our 40th year!

The Boerner Botanical Gardens are closed for the season.  

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

The FBBG Gift Shop is open!

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

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


Attention artists and crafters!  Here is your application to be part of FBBG’s 2024 Art in the Gardens Craft Fair Sunday, June 9, 2024.  Registration deadline is April 5.


You’ll learn to create flowers with brush strokes using paint formulated for glass; brush work detail, and color mixing in this fun workshop!


Your Charitable Giving…

There are many ways to help preserve our historic Gardens.

Your support is invaluable.

 Painting Florals with acrylics on canvas

Violets are the flower of the month for February!  Join us and paint a beautiful floral acrylic painting.    This class is great for all artistic levels, including beginners!

Margie’s Garden – Fbbg donor-driven children’s garden

To see what’s blooming in Margie’s Garden, visit this link:

safety rails installed

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


Hearts abound in this workshop where you will learn the traditional Danish art of heart basket weaving. Show your love by the basket- and box-full this February by filling your creations with sweets for all of your special “valentines”!


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.