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Map of Wisconsin Public Gardens

Gardens throughout Wisconsin bring peace and natural beauty to hundreds of thousands of visitors each year. Prepare to spend some time while you enjoy these public gardens across the state.

Allen Centennial Gardens
Created on the 2.5 acre site of a historic Victorian home, the gardens have been called UW-Madison's largest ourdoor classroom. 22 magnificent gardens representing gardening stypes from around the world.
Call 608-262-8406.
620 Babcock Dr, Madison, Dane County.
Boerner Botanical Gardens
These stately gardens, patterned after a typical English country garden, feature broad expanses of lawn and statuary and structures produced in the 1930s by artists and workers of the Works Progress Administration and Civilian Conservation Corps. The rose garden offers beautiful views of the 1,000-acre arboretum of Whitnall Park.
Call 414-525-5650.
9400 Boerner Drive, Hales Corners, Milwaukee County.
Botanical Gardens of Kohler
The Art/Industry Walk sculpture garden and eight creative special gardens at the American Club are not to be missed. The overall village consists of many styles of gardens; sculpture, arboretum, container, informal and formal gardens and a nature walk.
Call 920-458-5570.
1115 W Riverside Dr, Kohler, Sheboygan County.
Garden Door
The Garden Door consists of many garden styles, such as rose garden, rock garden, butterfly garden, annual and perennial beds, tunnel and sound garden, water gardens, and interesting garden art. The Door County Master Gardeners are responsible for the Garden Door. Located at the Peninsular Agricultural Research Station, on the east side of Highway 42 north of Sturgeon Bay.
Call 920-743-5406.
4312 Highway 42 North, Sturgeon Bay, Door County.
Gardens Of The Fox Cities
Gardens of the Fox Cities is dedicated to promoting an understanding and appreciation of plants and gardens in a beautiful, inspiring environment. The Gardens' 35 acres and Scheig Learning Center are located within Appleton Memorial Park and offer an aesthetically pleasing setting for community education and enjoyment.
Call 920-993-1900.
1313 E Witzke Blvd, Appleton, Outagamie County.
Green Bay Botanical Garden
These 47-acre gardens, opened in 1996 at the former site of an orchard, are particularly beautiful in spring, when tulips and other flowering bulbs bloom beneath the apple blossoms. The four-seasons garden is delightful even in winter.
Call 920-490-9457.
2600 Larsen Road, Green Bay, Brown County.
La Crosse International Friendship Gardens
The gardens represent the style of a typical garden in each sister city. La Crosse's current sister cities are - Epinal France, Dubna Russia, Luoyang China, and Friedberg Germany. The International Gardens is located on a 1.2 acre site and is maintained by a group of dedicated volunteers. On the banks of the Mississippi River.
Call 608-791-4769.
Riverside Park, La Crosse, La Crosse County.
Lynden Sculpture Garden
The Lynden Sculpture Garden, formerly known as the Bradley Sculpture Garden, offers a unique experience of art in nature through its collection of more than 50 monumental sculptures sited across 40 acres of park, lake and woodland. Join us for a docent-led group tour, school tour, college tour or weekly Sunday tour.
Call 414-446-8481.
2145 W Brown Deer Rd, Milwaukee, Milwaukee County.
Mitchell Park Horticultural Conservatory (The Domes)
Experience a desert oasis, a tropical jungle and special floral gardens, all in one afternoon! Come to the deserts of Africa, Madagascar, South America and North America in the Arid Dome where one of the world's finest collections of cacti, succulents, shrubs and arid-land bulbs grow. Stroll the jungle-like trails of the Tropical Dome and see a diversity of plants from the rainforests of 5 continents. Enter a themed floral exhibit filling the Floral Show Dome with gardens of color. Daily 9-5pm.
Call 414-649-9800.
524 S Layton Blvd, Milwaukee, Milwaukee County.
Monches Farm
Monches Farm has been providing plants and ideas to adventurous & discerning gardeners since 1980. Visitors are welcome to explore our display gardens and growing fields to view mature specimens of the plants we offer. Our selection encompasses over 1000 varieties of hardy fieldgrown perennials as well as unusual annuals & tropicals. In addition to plants and garden art we feature a gift shop overflowing with dried flowers,antiques and garden themed gifts. Come visit!
Call 262-966-2787.
5890 Monches Rd, Colgate, Washington County.
Olbrich Botanical Gardens
Olbrich is famous for its Thai pavilion, a gift from the king of Thailand, and the surrounding Thai garden. There's a great rose garden, too, among Olbrich's 16 acres. The gardens won the prestigious Award for Garden Excellence of the American Association of Botanic Gardens and Arboreta in 2005.
Call 608-246-4550.
3330 Atwood Ave, Madison, Dane County.
Paine Art Center and Gardens
Revered as an "American Castle," the Paine features an exquisite 1920's mansion with historic interiors, an exceptional art collection and breathtaking display gardens. Over three acres of twenty themed garden designs, the Paine's extraordinary gardens change with every new season. Experience the living inspiration.
Call 920-235-6903.
1410 Algoma Blvd, Oshkosh, Winnebago County.
Rotary Botanical Gardens
A 20-acre botanic garden of 18 themed gardens, such as the Japanese, Scottish, French Formal, Italian and English Cottage Gardens. Also, one of very few Fern and Moss gardens in the United States, as well as Shade, Prairie and Woodland Gardens. On-site is a visitor center, gift shop, and a rentable facility for wedding receptions, reunions, meetings, etc. The Gardens has made its mark in exuberant and creative seasonal displays of hundreds of thousands of annual and perennial plants.
Call 608-752-3885.
1455 Palmer Drive, Janesville, Rock County.
UW-Madison Botany Garden And Greenhouse
With beautiful plants from around the world, the Botany Garden and Greenhouse utilizes the Angiosperm Phylogeny Group system of molecular classification. The Greenhouse has three specimens of the rare titan arum, known as the "corpse" plant for its rotten smell when it blooms.
Call 608-262-2235.
Birge Hall, 430 Lincoln Dr, Madison, Dane County.
Villa Terrace Decorative Arts Museum
Overlooking Lake Michigan, this Italian Renaissance-style villa was designed by architect David Adler in 1923. Originally the residence of Lloyd Smith of the A.O. Smith Corporation and his family, the Museum features fine and decorative arts dating from the 15th through 18th centuries, wrought-iron masterpieces by Cyril Colnik, and a formal garden and changing exhibitions by local, regional, and international artists. Hours: Wed Sun 1 pm - 5 pm (Closed Easter, Thanksgiving and Christmas Day).
Call 414-271-3656.
2220 N Terrace St, Milwaukee, Milwaukee County.
Warren Taylor Memorial Gardens
A garden devoted strictly to annuals with over 50 varieties. The plantings are done in rows with manicured grass paths.
Call 262-653-4080.
7010 22nd Ave, Kenosha, Kenosha County.
Winter Greenhouse
One of the biggest attractions we have is a number of well-established display gardens encircling a pond and waterfall. You can follow numerous paths through the woods and gather inspiration for your own garden. We use mostly plants that are hardy for the area, allowing some room for experimenting to take place as well. At the entrance to the gardens you will find information and a map listing sunny or shady sections, rock garden area, boggy areas and prairie plants.
Call 715-266-4963.
W7041 Olmstead Rd, Winter, Sawyer County.

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