Event Overview

Garden Fair shopping

Join us as we welcome summer with three fun-filled days of nearly 100 vendors of plants, garden art and yard care merchandise plus free hands-on activities, demonstrations, family-friendly activities, food, beverages and more!

Event Dates

Click the event date at the top of the page for details including hours, activities and more.

Friday, June 2
Saturday, June 3
Sunday, June 4

Admission

Paid admission includes free GBBG children’s activities, live entertainment, Hands-on Studio workshops, 10 minute demonstrations, express Garden tours, Meet & Greet with Melinda Myers and plant pick-up (see below).

$3/Garden Member
$7/Adult
NEW! $5/Non-Member Student (13-17)
NEW! Free/Children 12 & Under
NEW! $5/NWTC Students & Staff (with ID)

Proceeds support our environmental sustainability initiatives and help us serve over 6,000 children each year through field trips, outreach programs and family education.

Become a member at Garden Fair, get FREE admission to the event and a FREE native plant courtesy of Stone Silo Prairie Gardens!

Garden Members

Early Entry: Friday, June 2 | 4–5 pm
Reduced Admission – All Weekend Long: $3/Garden Member

Event Details

FREE Plant Pick-Up

This free service is available to make your shopping effortless – just drop off your purchases and volunteers will hold them until you are ready to venture home. We made pick-up easy with a drive-up area to get you on your way quickly. And please don’t forget to pick up your plants before you leave for the day!

Smoking & Pets

No smoking or pets allowed.

Parking

Shuttle busses are available all three days from NWTC Lot F & G to the Garden. Limited handicap parking is available along Larsen Road.

Program & Vendor Map

Coming Soon!

Volunteer at Garden Fair

View Available Shifts

 

Win A Garden Getaway for Every Season

Enjoy the Garden in all seasons and enter to win this prize pack valued at more than $250 before Monday, June 5!

Garden Getaway Details

 

Vendor Application

2017 Garden Fair Vendor Letter and Checklist
Vendor Application and Contract
2017 Garden Fair Map
2017 Release and Waiver of Liability
2017 Operator and Seller Information
Evidence of Insurance

Nonprofit Vendor Application

2017 Garden Fair Nonprofit Vendor Letter and Checklist
Nonprofit Application and Contract
2017 Garden Fair Map
2017 Release and Waiver of Liability
2017 Operator and Seller Information

Thank you to our sponsors

Lead Sponsor

Ariens

Entertainment Tent Sponsor

Raffle Tent Sponsor

Meissner Landscape, Inc.

Supporting Sponsor

Foundation Chiropractic

Patron Sponsors

AON Risk Solutions J.W. Jung Seed Company Painting Pals LLC Renewal by Andersen

In-kind Sponsors

GB Expo Schroeder's Flowers WPRlogo_stacked

SPECIAL EVENT REFUND POLICY

  • There are no refunds on any Garden special event tickets.
  • Tickets will not be replaced if lost, stolen or unused.
  • Tickets are not refunded for any inclement weather including but not limited to snow, wind, rain, thunderstorm, mud, cold or extreme temperatures.
  • Refunds will not be given for dissatisfaction with any event, as opinions are subjective.
  • Event ticket purchases are non-transferable to another event, Garden membership or Garden education class.

Contact Us 

For more information, contact our Special Events Manager, Eileen Metzler, at 920.491.3691 ext. 103 or events@gbbg.org.

For more information on opportunities for corporate partnership including sponsorship, contact our Director of Development, Marketing & Communications, Cindy Berton, at 920.491.3691 ext. 104 or cberton@gbbg.org.

Friday, June 2

Garden Fair kids

Garden-Style Happy Hour | 5-8 pm

Stroll through this one-of-a-kind plant sale to find extraordinary plants and containers! Grab a botanically-inspired cocktail as you enjoy live music, local eats, treats from Downtown De Pere Farmer’s Market vendors and try your hand at chalk art.

Time Activity Location
4:00-8:00 pm De Pere Farmers Market Entertainment Tent
4:00-7:30 pm Just for Kids Zone: Chalk Art with Art Agency UWGB and Henna with Castle Art Children’s Tent
4:30-4:40 pm Demo: Native Plants in Containers by Stone Silo Prairie Gardens Booth #67
4:30-6 pm Q&A with Melinda Myers ATC Booth
4:30-7:30 pm Live Music: Charlie Urick Entertainment Tent
5:00-5:10 pm Demo: Keeping Fruits & Veggies Fresh by Tupperware Booth #93
5:30-5:40 pm Demo: What’s New for Roses 2017 by NEW Rose Society Booth #114, 128
6:00-6:10 pm Demo: Benefits of Native Plants in Your Yard by Stone Silo Prairie Gardens Booth #67
6:00-6:30 pm Flowers after 5 Talk by Melinda Myers:
Garden Renovations for Any Size Landscape – Affordable & Attractive Solutions to Enhance Any Garden *Samples of wine served while supplies last
Schneider Education Center
6:30-6:40 pm Demo: Cooking with Fresh Garden Vegetables by KitchenCraft Booth #49, 50
7:00-7:10 pm Demo: Airplants 101 by Sonnet’s Garden Blooms Booth #4
7:00-8:00 pm Q&A with Melinda Myers ATC Booth

Contact Us

For more information, contact our Special Events Manager, Eileen Metzler, at 920.491.3691 ext. 103 or events@gbbg.org.

Saturday, June 3

Garden Fair food

Hands-on Studio | 8 am-4 pm

Stop by the events in our Hands-on Studio for imaginative ways to plant your containers or freshen up your garden. Or grab a latte, enjoy an express Garden tour, checkout multiple vendors 10 minute demos and get creative in the Just for Kids Zone!

Time Activity Location
8:00-9:30 am Q&A with Melinda Myers ATC Booth
9:00 am-2:00 pm Just for Kids Zone: Chalk Art with Art Agency UWGB and Henna with Castle Art Children’s Tent
9:00-9:10 am Demo: Natives to Keep Mosquitoes at Bay by Stone Silo Prairie Gardens Booth #67
9:30-9:40 am Demo: Cooking with Fresh Garden Vegetables by KitchenCraft Booth #49, 50
9:30-10:00 am Hands-On Studio Family Time: Pollination Play by Kelle Hartman, GBBG Educator Entertainment Tent
9:30-10:00 am Breakfast Time Talk by Melinda Myers:
Go Vertical – Green Walls & Other Vertical Gardening Techniques*Light breakfast provided while supplies last
Schneider Education Center
9:30-12:30 pm Live Music: Antonio Salerno Entertainment Tent
10:00-10:10 am Demo: Keeping Fruits & Veggies Fresh by Tupperware Booth #93
10:00-11:00 am Express Garden Tour Fischer Visitor Center
10:30-10:40 am Demo: Airplants 101 by Sonnet’s Garden Blooms Booth #4
10:30-11:30 am Hands-On Studio: Build a Pollinator Container Garden by Stone Silo Prairie Gardens Entertainment Tent
10:30 am-12:00 pm Q&A with Melinda Myers ATC Booth
11:00-11:10 am Demo: Fairy Garden Tips & Tricks by Wery’s Sweet Summer Bloomers Booth #28
11:30-11:40 am Demo: Building Your Dreamscape by Amish Craftsman Guild II Booth #19-20, 29-30
12:00-12:10 pm Demo: Cooking with Fresh Garden Vegetables by KitchenCraft Booth #49, 50
12:00-1:00 pm Hands-On Studio: TBA by Mark Konlock, Director of Horticulture Entertainment Tent
12:30-12:40 pm Demo: Airplants 101 by Sonnet’s Garden Blooms Booth #4
1:00-1:10 pm Demo: What’s New for Roses in 2017? by NEW Rose Society Booth #114, 128
1:00-3:30 pm Live Music: Patchouli Entertainment Tent
1:30-1:40 pm Demo: Why Pollinator Plants? by Stone Silo Prairie Gardens Booth #67
1:30-2:30 pm Hands-On Studio: Crafting Teas with Herbs by NEW Herb Society Entertainment Tent
2:00-2:10 pm Demo: Cooking with Fresh Garden Vegetables by KitchenCraft Booth #49, 50
2:00-3:00 pm Express Garden Tour Fischer Visitor Center
2:30-2:40 pm Demo: Building Your Dreamscape by Amish Craftsman Guild II Booth #19-20, 29-30
3:00-3:10 pm Demo: Keeping Fruits & Veggies Fresh by Tupperware Booth #93

CONTACT US

For more information, contact our Special Events Manager, Eileen Metzler, at 920.491.3691 ext. 103 or events@gbbg.org.

Sunday, June 4

Garden Fair kids

Hands-on Studio | 10 am-3 pm

Stop by the events in our Hands-on Studio for imaginative ways to plant your containers or freshen up your garden. Or grab a latte, enjoy an express Garden tour, checkout multiple vendors 10 minute demos and get creative in the Just for Kids Zone!

Time Activity Location
10:30-10:40 am Demo: Cooking with Fresh Garden Vegetables by KitchenCraft Booth #49, 50
10:30-11:00 am Hands-On Studio Family Time: Build Your Own Fairy Garden Terrarium by Sonnet’s Garden Blooms Entertainment Tent
11:00-11:10 am Demo: What’s New for Roses in 2017 by NEW Rose Society Booth# 114, 128
11:00 am-12:00 pm Express Garden Tour Fischer Visitor Center
11:00 am-3:00 pm Just for Kids Zone: Henna with Castle Art Children’s Tent
11:30 am-11:40 pm Demo: Keeping Fruits & Veggies Fresh by Tupperware Booth #93
12:00-12:10 pm Demo: Building Your Dreamscape by Amish Craftsman Guild II Booth #19-20, 29-30
12:00-1:00 pm Hands-On Studio: Create a Unique & Edible Basket Garden by Roots on 9th Entertainment Tent
12:00-1:30 pm Live Music: Tarl Knight Entertainment Tent
12:30-12:40 pm Demo: Best Native Plants to Attract Butterflies by Stone Silo Prairie Gardens Booth #67
1:00-1:10 pm Demo: Airplants 101 by Sonnet’s Garden Blooms Booth #4
1:15-2:00 pm Hands-On Studio: TBA by Mark Konlock, Director of Horticulture Entertainment Tent
1:30-1:40 pm Demo: Best Natives to Plant in the Shade by Stone Silo Prairie Gardens Booth #67

Contact Us

For more information, contact our Special Events Manager, Eileen Metzler, at 920.491.3691 ext. 103 or events@gbbg.org.

Melinda Myers

Garden Fair shopping

Melinda MyersATC’s Grow Smart presents nationally known gardening expert, TV/radio host, author and columnist Melinda Myers! She has over 30 years of horticulture experience, has written over 20 gardening books and hosts the nationally syndicated Melinda’s Garden Moment programming which airs on over 125 TV and radio stations throughout the U.S.

Melinda’s Schedule

Friday, June 2

Time Activity Location
4:30-6 pm Q&A with Melinda Myers ATC Booth
6-6:30 pm Flowers after 5 Talk by Melinda Myers:
Garden Renovations for Any Size Landscape – Affordable & Attractive Solutions to Enhance Any Garden *Samples of wine served while supplies last
Schneider Education Center
7-8 pm Q&A with Melinda Myers ATC Booth

Saturday, June 3

Time Activity Location
8-9:30 am Q&A with Melinda Myers ATC Booth
9:30-10 am Breakfast Time Talk by Melinda Myers:
Go Vertical – Green Walls & Other Vertical Gardening Techniques *Light breakfast provided while supplies last
Schneider Education Center
10:30 am-12 pm Q&A with Melinda Myers ATC Booth

Melinda Myers sponsored by 

ATCGrow Smart

CONTACT US

For more information, contact our Special Events Manager, Eileen Metzler, at 920.491.3691 ext. 103 or events@gbbg.org.