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Gertrude B. Nielsen Children's Garden

A Place of Discovery and Imagination 

The design and architecture of the Children’s Garden plays on every child’s dream of being a prince or princess, living free in the trees with animals and having one’s very own garden. It's a world open to discovery and enchantment—a world that will attract both children and adults. 

The Gertrude B. Nielsen Children’s Garden at Green Bay Botanical Garden has been in existence since 1996. The Children’s Garden captures the imagination of children with a tree house, slide, vine maze, re-circulating pond and a giant sundial. Children can learn about the wonders of plants and nature through their exploration of our Einstein Garden, Butterfly Garden, Peter Rabbit Garden, Sensory Garden, Sugar Rush Garden, Dragon Fly Bridge, and Frog Bridge. More opportunities abound in the Children’s Gardening Patch, Compost Demonstration Area and Wetting Zoo. The plantings, frogs and fish in the Children’s Garden are an important basis for the curriculum in our field trip programs. The official size of the Children’s garden is 0.5 acres. However, with expanded area in the Children’s Gardening Patch, the Wetting Zoo and Compost Demonstration area, the Children’s Garden encompasses nearly 1 acre. Thousands of children of all ages visit the Garden throughout the year and more than 4,300 children come through on scheduled school and day care visits. It’s truly and amazing garden that neither words nor pictures do justice. The best way to experience the Gertrude B. Nielson Children’s Garden is to visit it! 


2600 Larsen Road
Green Bay, WI 54303

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Contact Us

Phone: (920) 490-9457
Toll Free: (877) 355-4224
Fax: (920) 490-9461
Email:  info@gbbg.org 

Garden Hours

April 1 - 30
Daily | 9 am - 5 pm

May 1 - 31
Daily | 9 am - 6 pm
*May 12 | 9 am - 5 pm

June 1 - 2 | CLOSED for Garden Fair set up

June 3 | CLOSED for Garden Fair set up until 4 pm

June 3-5 | View Garden Fair hours>>

June 6 - August 31*
Daily | 9 am - 8 pm
*June 14 | 9 am - 3 pm
*July 4 | 9 am - 6 pm

General Admission

GBBG Members - Free
Adults (ages 18+) - $9
Students (ages 13-17) - $7
Students (w/ school ID) - $7
Children (ages 3-12) - $5
Children (ages 2 & under) - Free
Seniors (62+), AAA Members, Military - $7
NWTC Students & Faculty - Free w/NWTC ID

**Prices may differ for special events.

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