Day Planners

Planning a visit to the Garden? Here are some ideas for what to see and do:

Power Hour
Power Hour with Children
Visit with Children
Accessible Visit
Pack a Picnic
On a Hot Day
Date Night
Get Fit
Bird Watching
Critter Crawl
S.E.E.D. Packs

Power Hour

Power Hour with Children

Visit with Children

If you are visiting the Garden with children, encourage them to actively explore the areas listed below. If you look closely, you’ll be certain to see not only flowers but also insects and other animals. Check our calendar before coming to see a list of family classes and story times.

Upper Formal Gardens:

Children’s Garden:

Indoors:

Accessible Visit

Approximately 20 of Green Bay Botanical Garden’s 47 acres of garden areas have paved walkways and are accessible to visitors with mobility impairment.. Wheelchairs and mobility scooters are available for use free of charge, subject to availability. We recommend staying in the upper, formal gardens for easiest mobility.

Upper Formal Gardens:

Lower Gardens: If you’d like to venture into the lower gardens, the blacktop path leading down from the Stumpf Belvedere is accessible.

Pack a Picnic

On a Hot Day

Date Night

For an inexpensive but impressive date, visit the Garden in any season.

Get Fit

With approximately 2 miles of trails and paths to walk on, there are many opportunities to Get Fit in the Garden.

Bird Watching

The Garden has many areas that provide natural food sources for birds. Favorite bird watching areas include:

See if you can spot the following birds:

American Goldfinch American Robin
Baltimore Oriole Black and White Warbler
Black-capped Chickadee Canada Goose
Cardinal Hummingbird
Mallard Duck Redwing Blackbird
Rose Breasted Grossbeak Turkey
Yellow Warbler Black Throated Blue
Black Throated Green Ovenbird
Magnolia Broad Winged Hawks
Sora Rail Red Eyed Vireos
Pied Billed Grebes Purple Finch Swainson’s Thrushes
Red Breasted Nuthatch

Critter Crawl

Not only is the Garden home to various forms of plant life, it is home to various forms of wildlife as well. As you walk through the Garden, see if you can spot the following:

Chipmunk Deer (hopefully not!)
Field mouse Fox
Groundhog Hawk
Muskrat Otter
Owl Rabbit
Raccoon Skunk
Squirrel Toad
Tree frog

S.E.E.D. PACKS

Get to know Green Bay Botanical Garden! Check out a S.E.E.D. Pack to help you Search, Explore, Experience and Discover the Garden.

Within the Packs are short lessons accompanied by hands-on activities. These activities include games, scavenger hunts and observation activities that encourage children to explore the Garden more closely help them develop a better appreciation for nature!

Themes

Discovery – The activities in this pack are suitable for visitors as young as preschool age and will help them explore the many gardens we have.

Gardening – Kids will see what it takes to be a gardener by learning about plants, searching for different types of veggies and planting their own garden.

Birds and Butterflies – Children can use the equipment in this pack to learn more about our winged friends that live in the Garden.

Forestry – Children will find out why trees are so important and learn how to identify the trees in the Garden.

Cost & Availability

S.E.E.D. Packs are available during our regular business hours and can be checked out for no additional charge with paid admission.

Group S.E.E.D. Packs – Self Guided Tour

Groups are invited to explore the Garden at their own pace while adding interactive elements with a Group S.E.E.D. Pack. These group backpacks provide hands-on opportunities with enough supplies for up to ten children. One pack is available in each of the four themes.

Contact Us

For more information about S.E.E.D Packs, contact our Children & Family Educator, Kelle Hartman at 920.491.3691 ext. 107 or khartman@gbbg.org.