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Boerner Botanical Gardens


9400 Boerner Drive

Hales Corners,

WI

53130

United States




414-525-5653

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April 2018


Gentle Yoga for Gardeners & Seniors

April 25 @ 9:30 am10:30 am

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One event on April 18, 2018 at 9:30am

One event on April 25, 2018 at 9:30am

Boerner Botanical Gardens,

9400 Boerner Drive

Hales Corners,

WI

53130

United States


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Prepare yourself to prepare your garden! We all love the beautiful sights and lovely smells of our garden. But we don’t like the aches and pains that sometimes goes along with our labor of love.  In this class we will discuss proper body positioning for gardening and working from our core strength.  You will learn before and after stretches you can do to minimize discomfort.  We will practice simple yet powerful techniques that you can use every day to keep your…

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Spring Gardening Series

April 25 @ 6:00 pm7:00 pm

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One event on April 18, 2018 at 6:00pm

One event on April 25, 2018 at 6:00pm

Boerner Botanical Gardens,

9400 Boerner Drive

Hales Corners,

WI

53130

United States


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Get ready for spring planning and planting with this series of useful gardening topics presented by the SouthEast WI Master Gardeners! All proceeds support FBBG and SEWMG.   April 11 – Seed Selection and Veggie Gardening  Presenter: Deb Schneider April 18 – Pollinators and How to Support them Presenter: Jennifer Lazewski  April 25 – Planting Containers Presenter: Sandy Je T’aime   $5 per person; $15 for whole series. Select Membership Type: All Sessions $15 4-11: Seeds and Veggies $5 4-18:…

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May 2018


Beautiful Bouquets

May 3 @ 6:30 pm8:30 pm

Boerner Botanical Gardens,

9400 Boerner Drive

Hales Corners,

WI

53130

United States


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Just in time for Mother’s Day! Learn how to create beautiful flower arrangements – create a wildflower mason jar arrangement, a hand tied bouquet, and a small pin on corsage or boutonniere. $50 general public / $45 FBBG members  Class size limited; registration closed April 20th.   Please don’t forget to share with your friends on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/events/179030352697645/

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Hanging Succulent Planter

May 5 @ 10:00 am12:00 pm

Boerner Botanical Gardens,

9400 Boerner Drive

Hales Corners,

WI

53130

United States


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In this workshop, you’ll create and take home a unique green sphere of low maintenance succulents that can last up to two years! All supplies included. Class size limited. $40 general public / $35 FBBG members  This class is full! Thank you for your interest. Can we interest you in our May 3rd Beautiful Bouquets or our May 8th Love Notes classes instead?  

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10th Annual Art at the Gardens Craft Fair

May 6 @ 10:00 am3:00 pm

Boerner Botanical Gardens,

9400 Boerner Drive

Hales Corners,

WI

53130

United States


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Milwaukee’s go-to spring fair for fine crafts and artwork returns to Boerner for the 10th year of Art at the Gardens! Enjoy a beautiful spring day at Boerner Botanical Gardens while you browse a unique selection of handmade jewelry, garden art, photography, artwork & more. Just in time for Mother’s Day! This FREE event takes place in and around the Boerner Education & Visitor’s Center, and is presented by the Friends of Boerner Botanical Gardens. Garden admission is optional, and…

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Love Notes

May 8 @ 6:30 pm8:30 pm

Boerner Botanical Gardens,

9400 Boerner Drive

Hales Corners,

WI

53130

United States


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  Using mixed media techniques, we will transform personal letters and notes into small works of art you can display in your home. All supplies provided. Just bring a copy of a letter or card you’d like to collage together to create a personal art piece. Please note, we’ll be cutting up the note or card you bring, so if it is something you’d like to keep whole, bring a copy instead of the original.  Taught by mixed media artist…

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Wednesday Night Garden Walk: Tulips

May 9 @ 6:00 pm7:30 pm

Boerner Botanical Gardens,

9400 Boerner Drive

Hales Corners,

WI

53130

United States


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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: Tulips Led by: Lorrie Burrows – Boerner Horticulturist

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Mother’s Day 2018

May 13 @ 10:00 am2:00 pm

Boerner Botanical Gardens,

9400 Boerner Drive

Hales Corners,

WI

53130

United States


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FREE EVENT! (Donations always welcome.) Mother’s Day is the perfect time to take a stroll through the gardens with the whole family! The Friends of Boerner Botanical Gardens will be offering FREE kids activities including make-and-take gifts for Mothers and grandmothers! Garden admission not included as part of FBBG event. Browse through all of the new merchandise in the FBBG Gift Shop!   You can also enjoy a delicious Mother’s Day Brunch with Zilli Hospitality Group (brunch not included in FBBG…

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Wednesday Night Garden Walk: Spring Flowering Trees

May 16 @ 6:00 pm7:30 pm

Boerner Botanical Gardens,

9400 Boerner Drive

Hales Corners,

WI

53130

United States


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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: Spring Flowering Trees Led by: Matt Singer – Plant Expert

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Family Yoga in the Gardens

May 20 @ 1:00 pm2:00 pm

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One event on June 24, 2018 at 1:00pm

One event on July 22, 2018 at 1:00pm

Boerner Botanical Gardens,

9400 Boerner Drive

Hales Corners,

WI

53130

United States


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All members of the family will enjoy these garden-themed yoga classes. Stand tall like a mighty oak tree, or move gracefully like a flower blossoming.  All ages will benefit from practicing these playful poses, and mindful movement. Classes will be led by Katy Martens, Registered Yoga Teacher, with over 14 years teaching experience. Classes will be held outside, weather permitting. An indoor space will be provided should there be inclement weather. Please bring a mat or large towel. Classes held 1-2pm…

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Wednesday Night Garden Walk: Spring Wildflowers

May 23 @ 6:00 pm7:30 pm

Boerner Botanical Gardens,

9400 Boerner Drive

Hales Corners,

WI

53130

United States


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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: Spring Wildflower Led by: Alex Hoefs – Milwaukee County Zoo Horticulturist

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Botanical Gardens Yoga

May 24 @ 6:00 pm7:00 pm

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One event on May 31, 2018 at 6:00pm

One event on August 2, 2018 at 6:00pm

One event on August 9, 2018 at 6:00pm

Boerner Botanical Gardens,

9400 Boerner Drive

Hales Corners,

WI

53130

United States


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Immerse yourself in the transformative beauty of the Botanical Gardens! Breathe, stretch, and relax as you transition from your busy day to a state of being that is calm and serene. These all-level yoga classes are for new and experienced yoga enthusiasts alike. Classes will be led by Katy Martens, Registered Yoga Teacher, with over 14 years teaching experience. Classes will be held outside, weather permitting. An indoor space will be provided should there be inclement weather. Please bring a…

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Wednesday Night Garden Walk: Iris

May 30 @ 6:00 pm7:30 pm

Boerner Botanical Gardens,

9400 Boerner Drive

Hales Corners,

WI

53130

United States


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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: Iris Led by: Bonnie Sonntag – Wisconsin Iris Society

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June 2018


WIS Iris Show 2018

June 2 @ 12:00 pm4:00 pm

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One event on June 3, 2018 at 12:00pm

Boerner Botanical Gardens,

9400 Boerner Drive

Hales Corners,

WI

53130

United States

 Join the Wisconsin Iris Society for their annual Iris Show! Saturday, June 2 and Sunday, June 3 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm in the Boerner Botanical Gardens Garden House

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Wednesday Night Garden Walk: Peonies

June 6 @ 6:00 pm7:30 pm

Boerner Botanical Gardens,

9400 Boerner Drive

Hales Corners,

WI

53130

United States


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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: Peonies Led by: Dave Wanninger –Boerner Horticulturist

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Build a Terrarium

June 9 @ 10:00 am12:00 pm

Boerner Botanical Gardens,

9400 Boerner Drive

Hales Corners,

WI

53130

United States


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Create a miniature landscape in a jar! All supplies provided. Pre-register to reserve your materials or just stop by the Education & Visitor Center during the workshop time to build one! All ages welcome. $20 per terrarium. Pre-registerPre-register $20

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Wednesday Night Garden Walk: Hostas

June 13 @ 6:00 pm7:30 pm

Boerner Botanical Gardens,

9400 Boerner Drive

Hales Corners,

WI

53130

United States


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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: Hostas Led by: Dave Wanninger –Boerner Horticulturist

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Storigami: Storybook Origami

June 16 @ 10:00 am12:00 pm

Boerner Botanical Gardens,

9400 Boerner Drive

Hales Corners,

WI

53130

United States


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For children and those who love them! Learn Origami, the ancient art of paper folding, while telling a story about a child that is trying to figure out what to do when grown up. We follow the journey from a sailor to firefighter to pirate to captain of a boat. Each of these folds can be used as a hat. The captain’s boat runs into some harsh weather and in the end, just the captain’s shirt is found. In this…

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Wednesday Night Garden Walk: Shade Plants

June 20 @ 6:00 pm7:30 pm

Boerner Botanical Gardens,

9400 Boerner Drive

Hales Corners,

WI

53130

United States


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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: Shade Plant Led by: Nick Ternes – Horticulturist, owner of Botanophilia, LLC

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Hanging Succulent Planter 2

June 23 @ 10:00 am12:00 pm

Boerner Botanical Gardens,

9400 Boerner Drive

Hales Corners,

WI

53130

United States


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In this workshop, you’ll create and take home a unique green sphere of low maintenance succulents that can last up to two years! All supplies included. Class size limited. $40 general public / $35 FBBG members  This class is full! Thank you for your interest. Can we interest you in our May 3rd Beautiful Bouquets or our May 8th Love Notes classes instead?

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Wednesday Night Garden Walk: Roses

June 27 @ 6:00 pm7:30 pm

Boerner Botanical Gardens,

9400 Boerner Drive

Hales Corners,

WI

53130

United States


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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: Roses Led by: Bruce Barr, Greater Milwaukee Rose Society

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July 2018


Children’s Story & Craft Mondays

July 2 @ 11:00 am12:00 pm

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An event every week that begins at 11:00am on Monday, repeating until July 30, 2018

Boerner Botanical Gardens,

9400 Boerner Drive

Hales Corners,

WI

53130

United States


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Join us for a story and children’s craft in the gardens each Monday in July – a different craft and story each week!  Free with garden admission.

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Wednesday Night Garden Walk: Annuals

July 11 @ 6:00 pm7:30 pm

Boerner Botanical Gardens,

9400 Boerner Drive

Hales Corners,

WI

53130

United States


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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: Heidi Hornung – Shady Lane Greenhouse

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Wednesday Night Garden Walk: Daylily

July 18 @ 6:00 pm7:30 pm

Boerner Botanical Gardens,

9400 Boerner Drive

Hales Corners,

WI

53130

United States


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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: Daylily Led by: Lew Silva – Daylily Society of Southeastern Wisconsin

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Wednesday Night Garden Walk: Conifers

July 25 @ 6:00 pm7:30 pm

Boerner Botanical Gardens,

9400 Boerner Drive

Hales Corners,

WI

53130

United States


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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: Conifers Led by: Ben Habanek – Horticulturist, Village of Shorewood

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Enchanted Evening

July 29 @ 6:30 pm8:45 pm

Boerner Botanical Gardens,

9400 Boerner Drive

Hales Corners,

WI

53130

United States


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Discover fairies in the flower beds and magic around every corner in this very special family event in the gardens. Children and parents will enjoy whimsical crafts, treats, and entertainment all evening long.

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August 2018


Wednesday Night Garden Walk: Late Summer Blooms

August 1 @ 6:00 pm7:30 pm

Boerner Botanical Gardens,

9400 Boerner Drive

Hales Corners,

WI

53130

United States


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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: Late Summer Blooms Led by: Zannah Crowe – Johnson’s Gardens

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WIS Iris Rhizome Sale 2018

August 4 @ 9:00 am4:00 pm

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One event on August 5, 2018 at 9:00am

Boerner Botanical Gardens,

9400 Boerner Drive

Hales Corners,

WI

53130

United States


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Join the Wisconsin Iris Society for their annual Iris Rhizome Sale! Saturday, August 4 and Sunday, August 5 9am – 4pm in the Boerner Botanical Gardens Garden House

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Wednesday Night Garden Walk: Hydrangeas

August 8 @ 6:00 pm7:30 pm

Boerner Botanical Gardens,

9400 Boerner Drive

Hales Corners,

WI

53130

United States


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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: Hydrangeas Led by: Ben Habanek – Horticulturist, Village of Shorewood

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Wednesday Night Garden Walk: Trial Garden

August 22 @ 6:00 pm7:30 pm

Boerner Botanical Gardens,

9400 Boerner Drive

Hales Corners,

WI

53130

United States


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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: Trial Garden Led by: Jessica Cloninger – Boerner Horticulturist

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Wednesday Night Garden Walk: Ornamental Grasses

August 29 @ 6:00 pm7:30 pm

Boerner Botanical Gardens,

9400 Boerner Drive

Hales Corners,

WI

53130

United States


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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 Horticulturist

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September 2018


Wednesday Night Garden Walk: Herb Garden

September 5 @ 6:00 pm7:30 pm

Boerner Botanical Gardens,

9400 Boerner Drive

Hales Corners,

WI

53130

United States


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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 Horticulturist

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Wednesday Night Garden Walk: Invasive Plants

September 12 @ 6:00 pm7:30 pm

Boerner Botanical Gardens,

9400 Boerner Drive

Hales Corners,

WI

53130

United States


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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: Invasive Plans Led by: Paul Vandermeuse – FBBG Education Manager

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Boerner by Moonlight Walk

September 14 @ 6:30 pm8:00 pm

Boerner Botanical Gardens,

9400 Boerner Drive

Hales Corners,

WI

53130

United States


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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! Refreshments will be provided after the walk. Contact (414) 525-5653 for more info. Walk departs from the FBBG Gift Shop and lasts approximately 90 minutes. $5 Suggested Donation

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