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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 open for the season on May 1

Botanical Gardens Hours

  • May 1 – Sept. 10:  8 a.m. – 7 p.m., 7 days a week
  • Sept. 11 – Oct. 31: 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.,  7 days a week

Education & Visitor Center Hours

  • May 1 – Oct. 31: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m., 7 days a week

Margie’s Children’s Garden Hours

  • May 1 – Aug. 31: 8 a.m. – 7 p.m., 7 days a week**
  • Sept. 1 – Oct. 31: 8 a.m. – 4 p.m., 7 days a week

**Thursday nights, in preparation for Concerts in The Gardens, the Children’s Garden closes for the day at 4 p.m.

The FBBG Gift Shop is open!

Gift Shop hours: 10am – 3pm,  Wednesday – Sunday (May 1 – Oct. 31)

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:  mkoepsel@fbbg.org or info@fbbg.org

Radler Rosarium Garden Tours

 Plan your visit to the Radler Rosarium in Greenfield WI

2024 HOLIDAY GIFT FAIR APPLICATION

Our annual Holiday Gift Fair will be held Sunday, December 8. If you are interested in becoming a vendor, please fill out the application here and submit by Sept. 30.

PLANNED AND CHARITABLE GIVING

Your Charitable Giving…

There are many ways to help preserve our historic Gardens.

Your support is invaluable.

YOGA IN THE GARDENS with Alex Druzny
  • June 5 & 19
  • July 10 & 17
  • August 14 & 28

Bring yoga mat  and water.

All skill levels welcome!  Reservations not required.

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

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

https://www.bluemels.com/margie-s-garden

HERB DAY 2024

Sponsored by the HSA.

11:00am-3:00pm

Come visit with members of the Herb Society of America WI-Unit who will guide you around the gardens and answer questions you may have about use of herbs. 

WEDNESDAY NIGHT GARDEN WALKS

Wednesdays, 6:00-7:30pm.  Reservations are not required for walks.  $5/person.  Please meet in front of the Education & Visitor Center.

Children’s Story & Craft Time

Tuesdays, 10:30 – 11:30 a.m.

  • JUNE: June 18 & June 25
  • JULY: July 9 & July 16
  • AUGUST: August 6 & August 13

$5 per child—no registration required

Meet in the Boerner Botanical Gardens atrium.

    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

    Volunteer

    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.