Bog Walk

“The bog garden was my favorite spot…I could go down, stand on the bridge and meditate. It’s the best bird sanctuary in the world, and you meet the nicest people there.”

– John Voight, Director Emeritus, Boerner Botanical Gardens

Tended primarily by nature and filled with bird songs and dancing shadows, the Bog Walk provides enchanting passage from cool shade in the Rock Garden to fragrant warmth in the Herb Garden.

Seeping water, cool soil and lush growth make it a haven for wildlife. Migrating birds rest in foliage along the walk and children explore from the bridge. Festive Jewelweed, odd-looking Skunk Cabbage, sunny Marsh Marigold and wild raspberry greet all that pass with natural enthusiasm.