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July 2019


Wednesday Night Walks – Annuals

July 24 @ 6:00 pm7:30 pm

All walks are expert-led and a fun new topic is covered each week.  Walks depart from the FBBG Gift Shop – rain or shine – and last approximately 90 minutes. $5 Suggested Donation This Week’s Walk: Topic: Annuals Led by: Amber Liss, Boerner Horticulturalist

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Wednesday Night Walks – Woody Perennials

July 31 @ 6:00 pm7:30 pm

All walks are expert-led and a fun new topic is covered each week.  Walks depart from the FBBG Gift Shop – rain or shine – and last approximately 90 minutes. $5 Suggested Donation This Week’s Walk: Topic: Woody Perennials Led by: Brent Gustason, Facilities and Nursery Manager, David J. Frank Landscaping

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August 2019


Wednesday Night Walks – Herb Garden

August 7 @ 6:00 pm7:30 pm

All walks are expert-led and a fun new topic is covered each week.  Walks depart from the FBBG Gift Shop – rain or shine – and last approximately 90 minutes. $5 Suggested Donation This Week’s Walk: Topic: Herb Garden Led by: Peggy Zautke, Boerner Horticulturalist

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Essential Oil Garden Walk

August 20 @ 6:00 pm7:30 pm

Essential Oil Garden Walk Tuesday, August 20 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. Join us for a relaxing evening walk through the gardens as we learn about essential oils. Essential oils are becoming extremely popular these days. But what are they exactly? And why are they so widely used? Where do they come from and how do they work? We’ll answer all these questions and more during our Essential Oil Garden Walk. The Botanical Gardens are an amazing horticulture treasure filled with…

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Wednesday Walks – Trial Garden

August 21 @ 6:00 pm7:30 pm

All walks are expert-led and a fun new topic is covered each week.  Walks depart from the FBBG Gift Shop – rain or shine – and last approximately 90 minutes. $5 Suggested Donation This Week’s Walk: Topic: Trail Garden Led by: Jessica Cloninger, Boerner Horticulturalist

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Garden Highlights Tour

August 22 @ 12:00 pm1:30 pm

Gardens Highlights Tour Thursdays – June 20, July 18, August 22 Begins at noon. Tours last for 90 minutes. $10 public/Free for members Select Membership Type FBBG Member $0 General Public $10

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Wednesday Walks – Ornamental Grasses

August 28 @ 6:00 pm7:30 pm

All walks are expert-led and a fun new topic is covered each week.  Walks depart from the FBBG Gift Shop – rain or shine – and last approximately 90 minutes. $5 Suggested Donation This Week’s Walk: Topic: Ornamental Grasses Led by: Lorrie Burrows, Boerner Horticulturalist

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September 2019


Wednesday Night Walks – Rain Garden and Water Retention System

September 4 @ 6:00 pm7:30 pm

All walks are expert-led and a fun new topic is covered each week.  Walks depart from the FBBG Gift Shop – rain or shine – and last approximately 90 minutes. $5 Suggested Donation This Week’s Walk: Topic: Rain Garden and Water Retention System Led by: Rory Petry, Milwaukee County Horticulturalist

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Moonlight Garden Walk

September 6 @ 6:30 pm8:00 pm

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Boerner by Moonlight Walk

September 6 @ 6:30 pm8:00 pm

Special End of the Season Family Garden Walk! Grab your flashlight and let’s explore Boerner by moonlight! Families will be guided around Boerner for this special nighttime walk. You’ll get to discover what nocturnal creatures come out at night in the Gardens! Contact (414) 525-5653 for more info. Walk departs from the FBBG Gift Shop and lasts approximately 90 minutes. Walks are $5 per person, no advanced registration required.

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