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The Garden will be closed on Thursday, November 27th for Thanksgiving. Please join us this weekend for WPS Garden of Lights!

Class & Event Schedule April-June 2013


For more information on events and classes at Green Bay Botanical Garden, visit our website at www.gbbg.org or call us at (920) 490-9457. 

Children's Garden Story Hour – Monday, April 1; 10–10:30 am

Story Hour moves indoors for the winter. Take a break in the Children’s Corner for nature themed stories and activities. Story Hours are FREE during the winter season. 

Children's Garden Story Hour – Monday, April 8; 10–10:30 am

Story Hour moves indoors for the winter. Take a break in the Children’s Corner for nature themed stories and activities. Story Hours are FREE during the winter season. 

Travelogue – Utah’s Grand Circle & The Grand Canyon’s North Rim – Wednesday, April 10; Noon–1 pm

Presenters: Lee & Louise Hansen – GBBG Members

Explore the world’s greatest concentration of national parks and monuments – Utah’s Grand Circle and the Grand Canyon’s North Rim. See some of the various land formations, scenery and plants of the area, gain an understanding of the Navajo‘s cultural traditions and enjoy a cruise on Lake Powell. 

Bring a bag lunch and join us for this FREE program.

Aquaponics Farming in the Future – Thursday, April 11; 6–7:30 pm

Instructor: Tom Sebranek – Green Bay Southwest Agriscience Staff and Students

Green Bay Southwest students will lead a tour of the aquaponics facility followed by a Q&A session and a smoked trout treat. Learn how raising perch, blue gill, trout and prawn are connected to growing food. Appropriate for those who want to learn more about aquaponics and the future of raising your own food products. Class will meet at Green Bay Southwest High School Greenhouse. Must be high school age or older to attend. GBBG Members & Non-Members: FREE; Pre-registration required – Limit 30 

Children's Garden Story Hour – Monday, April 15; 10–10:30 am

Story Hour moves indoors for the winter. Take a break in the Children’s Corner for nature themed stories and activities. Story Hours are FREE during the winter season. 

Cooking with Gourmet Mushrooms – Monday, April 15; 6–7:30 pm

Instructor: Mary Ellen Kozak - Field & Forest Products, Inc., Owner

Discover the special culinary characteristics of gourmet mushrooms and learn how to incorporate them into your cooking to make every day meals unique! Gather tips for making mushroom trail mixes, butters and easy but elegant mushroom dishes along with plenty of samples! GBBG Members: $12; Non-Members: $19; Pre-registration required – Limit 20 

Wake Up Your Garden – Tuesday, April 16; 6–7:30 pm

Instructor: Lisa Stubbe – Landscape Artisans

The gardening season is here again, how will you be getting your garden ready for spring planting and summer beauty? Lisa Stubbe of Landscape Artisans has been prepping gardens for years and would love to share her suggestions. Join her for discussions and demonstrations of the methods including pruning that will bring your garden up to speed for the growing season. Please dress appropriately for outdoor demonstrations. GBBG Members: $7; Non-Members: $14; Pre-registration required – Limit 25 

Thou Couldst Make A Lady Blush: Shakespeare & His Flowers – Wednesday, April 17; Noon–1pm

Presenter: Gale Childs-Daly – Guest Director at UW-Green Bay

Flowers have for centuries been so steeped with meaning that in Victorian times, they were often used by gentlemen to send cryptic messages to their lady loves. But long before our Victorian ancestors took up this secret language of flowers, William Shakespeare made abundant use of them in his works. So much so in fact, that during the late nineteenth and early twentieth century’s, Shakespeare Gardens were a popular garden theme. Shakespeare coach and guest director, Gale Childs-Daly will explore the language of flowers in Shakespeare. Bring a bag lunch and join us for this FREE program. 

Children's Garden Story Hour – Monday, April 22; 10–10:30 am

Story Hour moves indoors for the winter. Take a break in the Children’s Corner for nature themed stories and activities. Story Hours are FREE during the winter season. 

Cocoa Bean Mulch & Potting Soil Sale

Members Only Pick-Up – Friday, April 26; 3-7 pm

General Pick-Up – Saturday, April 27; 9 am-Noon

Stock up for the gardening season during this once-a year advanced order sale. Newly featured this year are unique crocosmia and eucomis bulbs along with cocoa bean mulch and mulch mixes, potting soil and a variety of organic gardening products. Limited quantities will be available for sale the days of the event, so please pre-order by April 5. Order forms are available at www.gbbg.org. 

Children's Garden Story Hour – Monday, April 29; 10–10:30 am

Story Hour moves indoors for the winter. Take a break in the Children’s Corner for nature themed stories and activities. Story Hours are FREE during the winter season. 

Member Swap – Saturday, May 4; 9 am–5 pm

Enjoy the benefits of other organizations in the community. Use your Green Bay Botanical Garden (GBBG) membership card at participating organizations for free admission! Participating organizations include GBBG, the Neville Public Museum, National Railroad Museum and the NEW Zoo. 

Children's Garden Story Hour – Monday, May 6; 10–10:30 am

Take a break in the Children’s Garden for nature themed stories and activities. Story Hours are free with general admission to the Garden. 

National Public Gardens Day – Friday, May 10; 9 am–5 pm

Admission is FREE for all guests. Visit www.gbbg.org for more details. 

Mother’s Day at the Garden – Sunday, May 12; 9 am–5 pm

Open House Admission is FREE for all moms. 

Mother’s Day at the Garden featuring Brunch – Sunday, May 12; Choose from two seating times: 10–11:30 am or 12–1:30 pm

Create a new Mother's Day tradition at the Garden! Enjoy a buffet style brunch with made-to-order omelets, chef carved ham and turkey, sweet treats and more in one of the most beautiful settings Green Bay has to offer. Best of all, each guest in your party receives free admission to enjoy the Garden's breathtaking spring blooms! 

Price: (Includes meal, Garden admission, tax and gratuity)
Adults (10 & up): GBBG Members: $24; Non-Members: $29
Children (3–9): GBBG Members: $12; Non-Members: $14
Children (2 & under): Free 

Kids can create a unique gift for mom at the Garden too! For just $5, plant a mug filled with beautiful 'Iron Cross' oxalis. If you'd like to participate in the special planting activity, please let us know when making your reservation. Visit www.gbbg.org for more information. 

Children's Garden Story Hour – Monday, May 13; 10–10:30 am

Take a break in the Children’s Garden for nature themed stories and activities. Story Hours are free with general admission to the Garden. 

Hypertufa – Monday, May 14 AND June 4; 6-7:30 pm

Instructor: David Wright – NWTC Landscape/ Horticulture Instructor

This is a 2 part class. You must attend part 1 to attend part 2.

First Class – Create a unique, portable, garden container using cement, perlite, peat and water. Forms will be provided. Be prepared to push up your sleeves and get dirty. David will also discuss appropriate plants to use. Return on June 4 to plant.

Second Class – Unmold your creation! A variety of plants will be available to plant in your hypertufa and David will discuss care of your container. Both classes will be held at the NWTC Horticulture Construction Building. GBBG Members: $21; Non-Members: $28; Pre-registration required – Limit 12 

TasteBud – Outdoor Culinary Experience & Silent Auction – Thursday, May 16; 5–8 pm

Enjoy tastes of delicacies from area caterers and restaurants served throughout GBBG’s budding spring Garden and have the opportunity to bid on a variety of plants as well as other prizes during our silent auction. Visit www.gbbg.org for more details. GBBG Members: $35; Non-Members: $50 

Family Gardening: Peas in a Pod Planting Orientations (choose one): Saturday, May 18; 9–10:30 am OR Saturday, May 18; 10:30–Noon OR Tuesday, May 21; 4:30–6 pm

Grow your families and your veggies this summer. We’ll learn garden planning, planting, watering, weeding and best of all, harvesting!

• Attend a planting orientation to receive your 5’ x 8’ plot.

• Tend your garden at your convenience and bring home a bounty of vegetables.

• Each family receives a garden activity book filled with gardening info and more.

GBBG Members: $65; Non-Members: $115 (includes Basic Membership); Pre-registration required – Limit 20 

Family Gardening: Grow & Learn Garden Containers Planting Orientations (choose one): Saturday, May 18; 9–10 am OR Saturday, May 18; 10:30–11:30 am OR Tuesday, May 21; 4:30–5:30 pm

The fun of vegetable gardening with your family packed into a container! Attend a planting orientation to receive 2 self-watering containers (to be returned at the end of the growing season), soil, plants and seeds. Learn how to plant your garden then take it home to enjoy for the season. Each family receives a garden activity book filled with gardening info and more. GBBG Members: $40; Non-Members: $50; Pre-registration required – Limit 7 

Children's Garden Story Hour – Monday, May 20; 10–10:30 am

Take a break in the Children’s Garden for nature themed stories and activities. Story Hours are free with general admission to the Garden. 

Butter“fly” Cupcakes – Thursday, May 23; 6–7:30 pm

Instructor: Amanda Wright – Amanda Cupcake

Learn cupcake decorating skills. Amanda will demonstrate how to make candy butterflies, pipe on the frosting and adorn each cupcake with a butterfly. Then try your hand at decorating these butter“fly” cupcakes with a yummy surprise inside.

Minimum of 15 needed to run this class. GBBG Members: $11; Non-Members: $18; Pre-registration required – Limit 15 

Children's Garden Story Hour – Monday, May 27; 10–10:30 am

Take a break in the Children’s Garden for nature themed stories and activities. Story Hours are free with general admission to the Garden. 

Memorial Day at the Garden – Monday, May 28; 9 am–5 pm

All veterans receive FREE admission. 

Garden Fair – Friday, May 31; 5–8 pm, Saturday, June 1; 8 am–4 pm, Sunday, June 2; 10 am–2 pm

A traditional favorite, the Garden Fair features over 100 vendors of garden plants, landscaping ideas, accessories, music and food. Admission: Adults: $7; Children (512): $2; Children (4 & under): Free; Two Day Pass (Saturday & Sunday): $10; NEW! GBBG Members: $2; Enjoy special members pricing all weekend. 

Children's Garden Story Hour – Monday, June 3; 10–10:30 am

Take a break in the Children’s Garden for nature themed stories and activities. Story Hours are free with general admission to the Garden. 

Have Lunch at the Garden – Summer Cookouts – Wednesday June 5; 11 am–1 pm
Join us on Wednesdays on the new Mabel Thome Patio for our summer cookouts! Purchase a sandwich, snack and beverage and get free admission to the Garden (free admission this year is Wednesdays from 48 pm). All proceeds benefit our Education Program. 

Free Wednesdays 4–8 pm at Green Bay Botanical Garden – Wednesday, June 5; 4–8 pm

Come discover Green Bay Botanical Garden! Free admission every Wednesday from 48 pm (JuneAugust). 

Family Fun: Discovery Station: Seeds & Germination – Wednesday, June 5; 4–6 pm

Stop by the Children’s Garden for FREE, fun, hands-on activities your family can do at your own pace. Learn more about the world of horticulture, and gain an appreciation for plants and nature. Activities offered from 4–6 pm, during free Wednesdays at the Garden.

Children's Garden Story Hour – Monday, June 10; 10–10:30 am

Take a break in the Children’s Garden for nature themed stories and activities. Story Hours are free with general admission to the Garden. 

Have Lunch at the Garden – Summer Cookouts – Wednesday June 12; 11 am–1 pm
Join us on Wednesdays on the new Mabel Thome Patio for our summer cookouts! Purchase a sandwich, snack and beverage and get free admission to the Garden (free admission this year is Wednesdays from 48 pm). All proceeds benefit our Education Program. 

Free Wednesdays 4–8 pm at Green Bay Botanical Garden – Wednesday, June 12; 4–8 pm

Come discover Green Bay Botanical Garden! Free admission every Wednesday from 48 pm (JuneAugust). 

Family Fun: Discovery Station: Seeds & Germination – Wednesday, June 12; 4–6 pm

Stop by the Children’s Garden for FREE, fun, hands-on activities your family can do at your own pace. Learn more about the world of horticulture, and gain an appreciation for plants and nature. Activities offered from 4–6 pm, during free Wednesdays at the Garden. 

Weed n’ Feed – Wednesday, June 12; 5–8 pm

Join us for our popular Weed n’ Feed program on Wednesday evenings. You weed (or do other garden chores) from 5–7 pm and we feed from 7–8 pm. Please bring your gardening hand tools, if possible, and work gloves as we have a limited supply. Weed n’ Feed evenings are on a ‘come as you can basis’, however, please let us know you are coming so we can be sure to have enough food available. RSVP to Membership & Volunteer Manager, Maribeth Frinzi at (920) 491-3691 ext. 105 or mfrinizi@gbbg.org 

Family Weed n' Feed – Wednesday, June 12; 5–8 pm

Make volunteering a family affair! Teach your children about the joys of volunteering while having fun and helping the Garden. We’ll work on family-friendly projects, and then enjoy a tasty meal. You weed or do other garden chores from 57 pm, we feed from 78 pm. Due to the garden work involved, children should be at least 6 years of age. In order to provide enough food, please RSVP to Children & Family Educator, Kelle Hartman at (920) 491-3691 ext. 107 or khartman@gbbg.org

Father’s Day Open House – Sunday, June 16; 9 am–8 pm

Admission is FREE for all dads. 

Children's Garden Story Hour – Monday, June 17; 10–10:30 am

Take a break in the Children’s Garden for nature themed stories and activities. Story Hours are free with general admission to the Garden. 

Family Fun: Easy Hypertufa – Tuesday, June 18; 6–7:30 pm

Instructor: Kelle Hartman Children & Family Educator at Green Bay Botanical Garden

Create your own planting container that only looks like a heavy concrete pot. Then, fill it with plants! GBBG Members: $8 per project; Non-Members: $15 per project; Pre-registration required - Limit 20 

Have Lunch at the Garden – Summer Cookouts – Wednesday June 19; 11 am–1 pm
Join us on Wednesdays on the new Mabel Thome Patio for our summer cookouts! Purchase a sandwich, snack and beverage and get free admission to the Garden (free admission this year is Wednesdays from 48 pm). All proceeds benefit our Education Program. 

Free Wednesdays 4–8 pm at Green Bay Botanical Garden – Wednesday, June 19; 4–8 pm

Come discover Green Bay Botanical Garden! Free admission every Wednesday from 48 pm (JuneAugust). 

Family Fun: Discovery Station: Senses in the Garden – Wednesday, June 19; 4–6 pm

Stop by the Children’s Garden for FREE, fun, hands-on activities your family can do at your own pace. Learn more about the world of horticulture, and gain an appreciation for plants and nature. Activities offered from 4–6 pm, during free Wednesdays at the Garden. 

Great American Backyard Campout at Green Bay Botanical Garden – 4:30 pm; Saturday, June 22–10 am; Sunday, June 23

Enjoy Green Bay Botanical Garden as never before – on an overnight campout with your family! Set up camp and get ready for an evening of nature crafts, hikes, games, dinner, astronomy, a campfire program and s‘mores. Then wake up to the sounds of the birds, enjoy breakfast with new friends and try your hand at bird-watching before packing up. Sign up now to get the whole family into nature with this overnight adventure! 

Children's Garden Story Hour – Monday, June 24; 10–10:30 am

Take a break in the Children’s Garden for nature themed stories and activities. Story Hours are free with general admission to the Garden. 

Kid’s Day Open House – Tuesday, June 25; 9 am–8 pm

Admission is FREE for all kids (0-18). 

Family Fun: Stirring up Fun Fruit Dips  Wednesday, June 26; 10–11:30 am

Instructor: Kelle Hartman – Children & Family Educator at Green Bay Botanical Garden

Cooking with your family is great fun! With help from an adult, children will chop, stir, and bake their way to a tasty treat. GBBG Members: $10 per family; Non-Members: $17 per family; Pre-registration required - Limit 20 

Have Lunch at the Garden – Summer Cookouts – Wednesday June 26; 11 am–1 pm
Join us on Wednesdays on the new Mabel Thome Patio for our summer cookouts! Purchase a sandwich, snack and beverage and get free admission to the Garden (free admission this year is Wednesdays from 48 pm). All proceeds benefit our Education Program. 

Free Wednesdays 4–8 pm at Green Bay Botanical Garden – Wednesday, June 26; 4–8 pm

Come discover Green Bay Botanical Garden! Free admission every Wednesday from 48 pm (JuneAugust).

Family Fun: Discovery Station: Senses in the Garden - Wednesday, June 26; 4-6 pm

Stop by the Children’s Garden for FREE, fun, hands-on activities your family can do at your own pace. Learn more about the world of horticulture, and gain an appreciation for plants and nature. Activities offered from 4–6 pm, during free Wednesdays at the Garden. 

For more information on events and classes at Green Bay Botanical Garden, visit our website at www.gbbg.org or call us at 920.490.9457. 

About Green Bay Botanical Garden

Green Bay Botanical Garden, located at 2600 Larsen Road was opened in 1996 and sits on 47 lush acres. The Garden cultivates an appreciation for the enduring relationship between plants and people. Through our volunteers and staff, we serve people of all ages by providing year-round educational and recreational experiences within an environment that engages, inspires and refreshes. 

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