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Sat 26 Apr
2014

Cocoa Bean Mulch & Potting Soil Sale *CANCELLED*

Saturday, April 26 @ 9 AM - 12 PM

Cocoa Bean Mulch & Potting Soil Sale Cancelled After thoughtful consideration, the upcoming 2014 Cocoa Bean Mulch and Potting Soil Sale is being cancelled. We encourage you to purchase your mulch and potting soil from one of our Corporate Partners. Click here for a listing of... Learn More

Cocoa Bean Mulch & Potting Soil Sale Cancelled

After thoughtful consideration, the upcoming 2014 Cocoa Bean Mulch and
Potting Soil Sale is being cancelled. We encourage you to purchase your mulch and potting soil from one of our Corporate Partners. Click here for a listing of our Corporate Partners.

Thu 1 May
2014

2014 Summer Raffle

Thursday, May 1 @ 9 AM - 5 PM

Green Bay Botanical Garden’s Summer Raffle kicks-off May 1 through August 21. Get your tickets today at Green Bay Botanical Garden and also during all of our spring/summer events. Tickets are $5. Your raffle ticket purchase helps support our educational and horticultural enrichment... Learn More

Green Bay Botanical Garden’s Summer Raffle kicks-off May 1 through August 21.

Get your tickets today at Green Bay Botanical Garden and also during all of our spring/summer events. Tickets are $5. Your raffle ticket purchase helps support our educational and horticultural enrichment programs at the Garden! The 2014 Summer Raffle is sponsored by Meissner Landscape.

  • Outdoor Poly Lumber Folding Table & Chairs ($675 value) – Donated by: Amish Craftsmen Guild II
  • Backyard Family Fun Package ($600 value) – Donated by: Scheels
  • Grand Prize: Patio Fire Pit Set ($2,500 value) – Generously donated by: Taylor Creek

Winners will be drawn at 7:30 pm on Thursday, August 21, 2014 at Green Bay Botanical Garden. Prizes have no cash value and are non-transferable. Need not be present to win.

Sat 3 May
2014

Rose & the Nightingale Public Concert

Saturday, May 3 @ 11 AM - 12:30 PM

As winners of Chamber Music America's Residency Partnership Grant, critically-acclaimed New York chamber jazz ensemble Rose & the Nightingale visit the Green Bay Botanical Garden and Wisconsin International School for a special songwriting residency, "Poetry Takes Flight Through... Learn More

As winners of Chamber Music America's Residency Partnership Grant, critically-acclaimed New York chamber jazz ensemble Rose & the Nightingale visit the Green Bay Botanical Garden and Wisconsin International School for a special songwriting residency, "Poetry Takes Flight Through Song." As part of the week-long residency, K-8 students from the WIS will write original poetry inspired by Green Bay Botanical Garden spaces, and will work with Rose & the Nightingale to transform their nature poems into the lyrics of new songs, collaboratively composed. The resulting new songs will be performed by students and Rose & the Nightingale in a concert open to the public at Green Bay Botanical Garden at 11 am on Saturday, May 3, 2014.  As part of the final concert, Rose & the Nightingale will also perform compositions from their "Spirit of the Garden" song cycle, celebrating the sublimity of botanical gardens through song, and featuring lyrics by living American poets from across the country.

This family-friendly concert is FREE for the public to attend.

 

About Rose & the Nightingale:
Rose & the Nightingale is four powerful New York based multi-instrumentalists and improvisers: Jody Redhage (voice, cello, compositions), Leala Cyr (voice, trumpet), Sara Caswell (violin, mandolin), & Laila Biali (voice, piano). The band’s warm sound of three part vocal harmonies, intricate arrangements, and burning solos has proven to cut through to a deeper level of connection with audiences. The band’s current project, Spirit of the Garden, inspired by Botanic Gardens, blurs the boundaries of jazz, folk, world, and chamber music. The performance integrates poetry about gardens and nature as the lyrics to the songs, as inspiration for improvised interludes, and as thematic threads through the concert. Rose & the Nightingale live performances have proven to uplift audiences with the power of the quartet’s fiery rhythmic energy, sublime harmonies, lyrical beauty, and staggering talent. Onstage, the band is a great demonstration of female strength.

Members of Rose & the Nightingale have performed internationally on five continents, at venues such as Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, Radio City Music Hall, the Barbican in London, Davies Symphony Hall in San Francisco, Chicago Symphony Hall, and at the world’s most prestigious jazz festivals including the North Sea (Holland), Montreal (Canada), Montreux (Switzerland), Newport (Rhode Island), San Francisco, Monterey, and Cape Town (South Africa) Jazz Festivals, and Tokyo’s Blue Note. In 2012, Rose & the Nightingale performed the first ever concert at the San Francisco Conservatory of Flowers in Golden Gate Park, the first concert in 12 years at the Santa Barbara Botanic Garden, at Descanso Gardens in Los Angeles, and at San Diego’s Water Conservation Garden. 2013 season highlights included the official release of Rose & the Nightingale’s debut album Spirit of the Garden on Sunnyside Records, concerts at the United States Botanic Garden in Washington, D.C., at Mount Auburn in Cambridge, MA, and a concert celebrating the 25th anniversary of the stunning Bloedel Reserve on Bainbridge Island, WA. For more information, please visit www.roseandthenightingale.com.

 

The Residency by Rose & the Nightingale organized in partnership with Green Bay Botanical Garden, Wisconsin International School and the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay Music Department has been made possible with support from Chamber Music America through its Residency Endowment Fund.

Sun 4 May
2014

Corporate Partner Day

Sunday, May 4 @ 9 AM - 5 PM

As Spring is a favorite time of year here at the Garden, we would like to offer our corporate partner employees and anyone living in their household the opportunity to enjoy it FREE of charge during our spring Corporate Partner Employee Day. On Sunday, May 4 from 9am-5pm, corporate partner... Learn More

As Spring is a favorite time of year here at the Garden, we would like to offer our corporate partner employees and anyone living in their household the opportunity to enjoy it FREE of charge during our spring Corporate Partner Employee Day. On Sunday, May 4 from 9am-5pm, corporate partner employees can enjoy:

  • Free admission to the Garden for you and your immediate family
  • A $10 discount on the purchase of a membership
  • A 10% discount in the WPS Trellis Gift Shop

For more information contact Membership & Volunteer Manager, Anne Basten at (920) 491-3691 ext. 105 or abasten@gbbg.org.

 

Fri 9 May
2014

National Public Gardens Day

Friday, May 9 @ 9 AM - 5 PM

Admission is FREE for all guests. Learn More

Admission is FREE for all guests.

Sat 3 May
2014

Spring 2014 Trip: Gardens of the Brandywine Valley

Saturday, May 3 @ 8 AM - Friday, May 9 @ 5 PM

Gardens of the Brandywine Valley Tour May 3-9, 2014 Join us as we experience magnificent estate gardens, enchanting vistas, and historic Americana as we depart for the scenic byways of Brandywine Valley, midway between Baltimore and Philadelphia.   You’ll make your way to... Learn More

Gardens of the Brandywine Valley Tour
May 3-9, 2014

Join us as we experience magnificent estate gardens, enchanting vistas, and historic Americana as we depart for the scenic byways of Brandywine Valley, midway between Baltimore and Philadelphia.
 

You’ll make your way to destinations such as Longwood Gardens, the horticulture legacy of industrialist Pierre S. DuPont and Chanticleer, which is one of the most romantic and imaginative gardens in the nation. Also visit William Paca House & Gardens, a National Historic Landmark; the Brandywine River Museum, a rustic Civil War era mill converted into an art museum; and many other picturesque stops. This trip is rich with history and offers a beautiful step back in time.


For the full itinerary or to register click here.

Sun 11 May
2014

Mother's Day at the Garden featuring Brunch

Sunday, May 11 @ 9 AM - 5 PM

Admission is FREE for all moms 9 am-5 pm!   Mother's Day Brunch For an additional fee, enjoy a buffet style brunch and 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... Learn More

Admission is FREE for all moms 9 am-5 pm!
 

Mother's Day Brunch

For an additional fee, enjoy a buffet style brunch and 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! Brunch will be served 10 am -1:30 pm.

Menu

Omelet Station

Pancake Station

Beef Tips

Chicken Breast in cream sauce

Sausage and Bacon

Scrambled Eggs

Mashed Potatoes

Hash Brown Bake

Glazed Baby Carrots

Lettuce Salad with Vinaigrette Dressing

Fresh Fruit Salad

Coffee Cake, Muffins, Scones

Assorted Desserts

Coffee, Milk, Juice, Hot Tea and Iced Tea

 

Interested in volunteering? We are currently looking for volunteers to help with the event. Click here to sign up online or please contact Anne Basten, Membership & Volunteer Manager, at (920) 491-3691 ext. 105 or abasten@gbbg.org. 

For More Information

For more information on Mother's Day Brunch, contact our Special Events Manager, Eileen Wesener at (920) 491-3691 ext. 103 or events@gbbg.org

Thu 15 May
2014

TasteBud - Outdoor Culinary Experience & Silent Auction

Thursday, May 15 @ 5 PM - 8 PM

Come and Enjoy:    Live Music by: Fat Brass Quartet Silent Auction in the Garden Culinary Delights among Blooming Buds Wild & Fresh Cocktails by: Green Bay Vodka Register by April 25 to receive a FREE drink ticket! Proceeds support educational and... Learn More

Come and Enjoy:  

  • Live Music by: Fat Brass Quartet
  • Silent Auction in the Garden
  • Culinary Delights among Blooming Buds
  • Wild & Fresh Cocktails by: Green Bay Vodka

Register by April 25 to receive a FREE drink ticket!

Proceeds support educational and horticultural enrichment at the Garden.

Silent Auction

Features include rare and unusual plants, garden art, gift certificates to local businesses, and more! Packages are being compiled, please check back later for more details. Winners can pick up and pay for their item through the end of the event. Silent Auction payment accepted: cash, checks and credit cards.

Garden Sculptures by Dave Reimer

Using the slightest breeze these sculptures move with gracefully sweeping arms.
Made of copper and brass they can remain outdoors all year round.
They are guaranteed for years of maintenance free motion; they will even continue to turn with a full load of snow on them! 

Garden Sculptures by Dave Reimer [4 photos]


Fine Art Steel Creations by Carl Vanderheyden

Carl uses mostly recycled steel and other “found objects” to create spectacular lifelike animals, eagles, angels, and a variety of creations from his mind. His works are featured in “Park in the Art”, “Olde Main St.”, Tundra Lodge, three memorial art installations at Bay Beech Wildlife Sanctuary and two memorial steel art installations along Mariners Trail in Manitowoc, WI. www.carlvan.com 

Fine Art Steel Creations by Carl Vanderheyden [4 photos]

 

NEW 2014 TasteBud Limited Edition Martini Glass

Hand painted by local Green Bay artist. Limited quantity available night-of TasteBud event for $20. Enjoy with TasteBud’s signature cocktail, Pansy Blossom Cocktail, or take home to enjoy your own favorite cocktail.







Culinary Delights Donated by: 

Alpha Delight's European Bakery & Café

Auten's Eatery

Bayside Bakery & Café

Big Tomatoes

Brett Favre's Steakhouse

Edible Arrangements

Green Bay Distillery

Hyatt on Main

La Java a Roasting House

Mustard Seed Café/The Private Chef

Not By Bread Alone

Parallel 44 Vineyard & Winery

PRP Wine

Radisson Hotel & Conference Center

Simon's Specialty Cheese

The Marq

The Oilerie Fish Creek

The Runaway Spoon

Titletown Brewing Company


Interested in volunteering? We are currently looking for volunteers to help with the event. Click here to sign up online or please contact Anne Basten, Membership & Volunteer Manager, at (920) 491-3691 ext. 105 or abasten@gbbg.org. 

For More Information:

For more information on TasteBud and to purchase tickets, contact our Special Events Manager, Eileen Wesener at (920) 491-3691 ext. 103 or events@gbbg.org


Thank You to All Our Sponsors:

Lead Sponsor:

Sustaining Sponsor 

Supporting Sponsor 
Aon

Patron Sponsors 
Mike & Jessie Raymaker

Media Sponsor

In-Kind Donor


 

Sun 18 May
2014

Member Swap

Sunday, May 18 @ 9 AM - 5 PM

Green Bay Botanical Garden, The Neville Public Museum, National Railroad Museum and The Children's Museum invite you to attend Member Swap day!   If you're a member of any of these attractions visit any of the participating locations for FREE (as determined by the membership... Learn More

Green Bay Botanical Garden, The Neville Public Museum, National Railroad Museum and The Children's Museum invite you to attend Member Swap day! 

If you're a member of any of these attractions visit any of the participating locations for FREE (as determined by the membership level at your home attraction). It's a fantastic way to experience other cultural organizations in our community!

 

For more information 

For more information about Member Swap contact Membership & Volunteer Manager, Anne Basten at (920) 491-3691 ext. 105 or abasten@gbbg.org.

Tue 20 May
2014

Members Only Tour: Spring Flowering Bulbs & Flowers

Tuesday, May 20 @ 4 PM - 5:30 PM

Welcome back warm temperatures and longer days with a walk through 30,000 tulips and daffodils. Join Director of Horticulture Mark Konlock as we stroll through the spring garden. We'll also be stunned by the thousands of flowering perennials and woody ornamental blossoms.   Tours are... Learn More

Welcome back warm temperatures and longer days with a walk through 30,000 tulips and daffodils. Join Director of Horticulture Mark Konlock as we stroll through the spring garden. We'll also be stunned by the thousands of flowering perennials and woody ornamental blossoms.

 

Tours are FREE for members! Please RSVP to Anne Basten, Membership & Volunteer Manager, at (920) 491-3691 ext. 105 or abasten@gbbg.org.

Mon 26 May
2014

Memorial Day at the Garden

Monday, May 26 @ 9 AM - 5 PM

All veterans receive FREE admission. Learn More

All veterans receive FREE admission.

Fri 30 May
2014

Garden Fair

Friday, May 30 @ 5 PM - 8 PM

Shop from more than 100 vendors of plants, garden art and other garden supplies, enjoy live music, food, learn tips and tricks from gardening experts and celebrate the season at the most beautiful place in northeast Wisconsin!   Garden Fair helps the Garden to raise funds to... Learn More

Shop from more than 100 vendors of plants, garden art and other garden supplies, enjoy live music, food, learn tips and tricks from gardening experts and celebrate the season at the most beautiful place in northeast Wisconsin! 

Garden Fair helps the Garden to raise funds to support a wide variety of educational and recreational programs connecting plants and people. 

New This Year!

Friday, May 30th: Members only early entry from 4-5 pm.

FREE Children's Activities all weekend long! Planting project, insect dig and more.

FREE Demonstrations and Presenters all weekend long!

Friday, May 30

Demonstration

5:30 pm - Growing Fruit Trees & Berry Plants in Your Backyard -Apple Valley Nursery

6:00 pm - Compost Tea Brewers & Recipes – FVTC

Presentation

6:30 pm - TBA

Saturday, May 31

Demonstration

9:30 am - Organic Lawn Care - Landscape Associates

10:30 am - TBA

11:30 am -  Straw Bale Gardening - YardMD

2:30 pm - THINK GREEN. PLANT NATIVE - Stone Silio

Presentation

1:30 pm

Connie Schroeder, Representative from Proven Winners

What is new this season? How a plant becomes a “Proven Winner”!

Sunday, June 1

Demonstration

10:30 am - Fairy Gardens 101 - SunnyPoint Gardens

12:30 pm - Raised Bed Gardening - FVTC

2:00 pm - Outdoor Lighting - Landscape Associates

Presentation

11:30 pm - TBA

Vendor Application

Welcome Letter

Vendor Application & Contract

Evidence of Insurance Request

Release & Waiver of Liability

Operator & Seller Information

Instructions for Operator & Seller Information

Non-profit Vendor Application

Welcome Letter

Vendor & Application & Contract

Evidence of Insurance Request

Release & Waiver of Liability

Operator & Seller Information

Instructions for Operator & Seller Information

Non-Profit Gross Revenue Report


Interested in volunteering? We are currently looking for volunteers to help with the event. Click here to sign up online or please contact Anne Basten, Membership & Volunteer Manager, at (920) 491-3691 ext. 105 or abasten@gbbg.org. 

For More Information

For more information on Garden Fair, contact our Special Events Manager, Eileen Wesener at (920) 491-3691 ext. 103 or events@gbbg.org

Wed 4 Jun
2014

Summer Cookouts

Wednesday, June 4 @ 11 AM - 1 PM

Join us on Wednesdays on the Mabel Thome Patio for summer cookouts! All proceeds benefit Children and Family Programs. For More Information For more information on Wednesday Cookouts, contact our Special Events Manager, Eileen Wesener at (920) 491-3691 ext. 103 or ... Learn More

Join us on Wednesdays on the Mabel Thome Patio for summer cookouts! All proceeds benefit Children and Family Programs.


For More Information

For more information on Wednesday Cookouts, contact our Special Events Manager, Eileen Wesener at (920) 491-3691 ext. 103 or events@gbbg.org

Sat 7 Jun
2014

Ebert's Greenhouse Village Extravaganza Bus Trip

Saturday, June 7 @ 9:30 AM - 5:30 PM

On the road again! We’ll be traveling to Ebert’s Greenhouse Village in Ixonia where you’ll enjoy a catered lunch on the grounds and a guided tour. You’ll be able to purchase from a smorgasbord of herbs, fruits & veggies, garden decor, bountiful baskets, and an... Learn More

On the road again! We’ll be traveling to Ebert’s Greenhouse Village in Ixonia where you’ll enjoy a catered lunch on the grounds and a guided tour. You’ll be able to purchase from a smorgasbord of herbs, fruits & veggies, garden decor, bountiful baskets, and an extensive selection of annuals and perennials to add that pop of color to your landscape. Stroll the 28 greenhouses plus the Westbrook,  a 30,000 sq. ft. greenhouse. Purchases will be boxed or bagged, tagged with your name, and stored under the bus for the ride home. Get in on the early bird pricing!

Full Itinerary

9:15am               Load bus at Green Bay Botanical Garden (2600  
                             Larsen Rd, Green Bay, WI)

9:30am               Prompt departure

11:45am            Arrive at Ebert’s Greenhouse Village, Ixonia

                            Catered Box lunch included

12:30pm            Guided tour of Ebert’s and/or shopping

                             Purchases will be bagged or boxed and labeled with your name

2:45pm               Board bus

3:00pm                Leave for GBBG

5:15-5:30pm      Arrive at GBBG

Preordered Box Lunch Options (Sandwich wraps):

Includes wrap, apple, chips, and a cookie. Please select your lunch option when you call to register: 

  • Vegetarian Portobello: Portobello mushrooms, roasted red pepper, spinach, red onion
  • Thankful Turkey: turkey, spinach, swiss cheese, cranberry spread
  • Chicken Caesar: chicken, spinach, parmesan cheese
  • Asian Wrap: chicken, roasted red pepper, spinach, broccoli slaw, toasted sesame seeds
     

For more information or to register, contact Sharon Vaughan, (920) 491-3691 ext. 114 or svaughan@gbbg.org.   

 

 

Wed 11 Jun
2014

Weed n' Feed

Wednesday, June 11 @ 5 PM - 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. Bring your gardening hand tools, if possible, and work gloves as we have a limited supply. Weed n’ Feed evenings are on a... Learn More

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. 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. 

For more information

For more information or to RSVP contact Membership & Volunteer Manager, Anne Basten at (920) 491-3691 ext. 105 or abasten@gbbg.org.

Sun 15 Jun
2014

Father's Day at the Garden

Sunday, June 15 @ 9 AM - 8 PM

Admission is FREE for all dads.  Learn More

Admission is FREE for all dads. 

Tue 17 Jun
2014

Members Only Tour: Early Summer Flowers

Tuesday, June 17 @ 4 PM - 5:30 PM

Early Summer Flowers concentrating in the Cottage Peonies and poppies and irises, oh my! Join Horticulturalist Lindsay Hendricks as you step back in time on a tour of the Cottage Garden as we celebrate early-summer flowering beauties. On the tour you will learn favorite heirloom varieties as... Learn More

Early Summer Flowers concentrating in the Cottage

Peonies and poppies and irises, oh my! Join Horticulturalist Lindsay Hendricks as you step back in time on a tour of the Cottage Garden as we celebrate early-summer flowering beauties. On the tour you will learn favorite heirloom varieties as well as get some creative container ideas. Get ready to be inspired!

 

Tours are FREE for members! Please RSVP to Anne Basten, Membership & Volunteer Manager, at (920) 491-3691 ext. 105 or abasten@gbbg.org.

Thu 19 Jun
2014

New Member Potluck Cookout & Orientation

Thursday, June 19 @ 5 PM - 8 PM

Have you joined the Garden in 2014? Make the most of your new membership with tips, tours, and time with your fellow members! We’ll provide the main course and beverages, but we ask that you please bring a dish to pass according to your last name and the list below:   Last Name... Learn More

Have you joined the Garden in 2014? Make the most of your new membership with tips, tours, and time with your fellow members! We’ll provide the main course and beverages, but we ask that you please bring a dish to pass according to your last name and the list below:

 

Last Name Begins with A-I: Appetizer

Last Name Begins with J-Q: Side Dish or Salad

Last Name Begins with R-Z: Dessert

 

This event is FREE for new members! If you plan to attend, please RSVP to Anne Basten, Membership & Volunteer Manager, at (920) 491-3691, ext. 105 or abasten@gbbg.org by June 1. The event will be held rain or shine.

Wed 25 Jun
2014

Kid's Day at the Garden

Wednesday, June 25 @ 9 AM - 8 PM

Admission is FREE for all kids (0-18) with paid adult admission. Learn More

Admission is FREE for all kids (0-18) with paid adult admission.


Thu 26 Jun
2014

Sanimax Concerts at the Garden Series

Thursday, June 26 @ 6 PM - 7:30 PM

Enjoy live music in the lovely setting of the Agnes Schneider Terrace. Be sure to bring your chairs and stop by our concessions for food and beverages. Check out our fabulous 2014 line up:  Thursday, June 26- Big Mouth and the Power Tool Horns This is a nine piece group that... Learn More

Enjoy live music in the lovely setting of the Agnes Schneider Terrace. Be sure to bring your chairs and stop by our concessions for food and beverages.

Check out our fabulous 2014 line up: 

Thursday, June 26- Big Mouth and the Power Tool Horns

This is a nine piece group that commands its audience to feel the music and have fun with great rhythm and blues classics, funk, soul, rock and roll with a chemistry all their own. Featuring a premier horn section known as The Power Tool Horns! Visit their website to hear what they sound like!

Thursday, July 10- Shaker and the Egg

Green Bay’s original funk and swing band. Visit their website to hear what they sound like!

Thursday, July 17– The Jana Nyberg Group

A jazz and pop group that plays a mix of fresh jazz arrangements and modern pop/jazz originals. Visit their website to hear what they sound like!

Thursday, July 24thGreenhouse Jazz    

Made up of musicians from the Green Bay Symphony Orchestra, the Greenhouse Jazz group is sure to delight with standard jazz favorites, Broadway classics and favorite pop tunes. Visit their website to hear what they sound like!

Thursday, July 31- VIVO

A lively and contemporary jazz, pop, bossa, samba music ensemble. Visit their website to learn more!

Thursday, August 7-Kevin Van Ess and Talk of the Town

Talk of the Town is one of the hottest Swing/Dixieland style Jazz groups north of New Orleans.  Kevin has performed on the lead float in the New Orleans Mardi Gras Parade. Visit their website to hear what they sound like!

Thursday, August 14- Patchouli    

Folk meets Flamenco Guitar Duo. Visit their website to hear what they sound like!

Thursday, August 21- John Kelley & Fusion Express Orchestra

This group is an eclectic blend and intense fusion of Classical, rock, jazz and musical theatre. Expect the musically unexpected at a high level of musicianship. Classical with an attitude. Visit their website to hear what they sound like!

 

Interested in volunteering? We are currently looking for volunteers to help with the event. Click here to sign up online or please contact Anne Basten, Membership & Volunteer Manager, at (920) 491-3691 ext. 105 or abasten@gbbg.org

For More Information

For more information on Concerts at the Garden, contact our Special Events Manager, Eileen Wesener at (920) 491-3691 ext. 103 or events@gbbg.org

Fri 4 Jul
2014

Independence Day at the Garden

Friday, July 4 @ 9 AM - 8 PM

Admission is FREE for all veterans.  Learn More

Admission is FREE for all veterans. 

Tue 15 Jul
2014

Members Only Tour: Summer Flowers

Tuesday, July 15 @ 4 PM - 5:30 PM

Summer Flowers concentrating on the Kress Oval Garden and Upper Rose Garden Come smell the roses with Horticulturist Loretta Dorner as you walk through the Upper Rose Garden. Loretta will explain what is needed to make your own roses prosper with minimal inputs. We'll also stroll through the... Learn More

Summer Flowers concentrating on the Kress Oval Garden and Upper Rose Garden

Come smell the roses with Horticulturist Loretta Dorner as you walk through the Upper Rose Garden. Loretta will explain what is needed to make your own roses prosper with minimal inputs. We'll also stroll through the Kress Oval Garden to view the stunning summer blooming perennials including the numerous orienpet lilies.

 

Tours are FREE for members! Please RSVP to Anne Basten, Membership & Volunteer Manager, at (920) 491-3691 ext. 105 or abasten@gbbg.org.

Mon 21 Jul
2014

Camp GBBG: Session 1: Ages 6-9

Monday, July 21 @ 9:30 AM - 12 PM

Summer Day Camp Camp GBBG - Junior Horticulturist  Plant, grow and care for the Garden just like our horticulturists!  Visit the greenhouse and use the tools of the trade.  Discover ways to grow plants using seeds, stems and roots.  Work with our gardeners out among... Learn More

Summer Day Camp

Camp GBBG - Junior Horticulturist 

Plant, grow and care for the Garden just like our horticulturists!  Visit the greenhouse and use the tools of the trade.  Discover ways to grow plants using seeds, stems and roots.  Work with our gardeners out among the flowers and create plantings to take home.  Come ready for camp games, crafts and some dirty fun!

Session 1: Ages 6–9
July 21–July 25; 9:30 am–Noon

Camp Guidelines

Camp Registration Form 
Camp Medical Authorization Form

For More Information

For more information about Camp GBBG, please contact our Children & Family Educator, Kelle Hartman at (920) 491-3691 ext. 107 or khartman@gbbg.org

Mon 28 Jul
2014

Camp GBBG: Session 2: Ages 10-12

Monday, July 28 @ 9:30 AM - 12 PM

Summer Day Camp Camp GBBG - Junior Horticulturist  Plant, grow and care for the Garden just like our horticulturists! Visit the greenhouse and use the tools of the trade. Discover ways to grow plants using seeds, stems and roots. Work with our gardeners out among the flowers and... Learn More

Summer Day Camp

Camp GBBG - Junior Horticulturist 

Plant, grow and care for the Garden just like our horticulturists! Visit the greenhouse and use the tools of the trade. Discover ways to grow plants using seeds, stems and roots. Work with our gardeners out among the flowers and create plantings to take home. Come ready for camp games, crafts and some dirty fun!

Session 2: Ages 10-12
July 28–August 1; 9:30 am–Noon

Camp Guidelines
Camp Registration Form
Camp Medical Authorization Form  

For More Information

For more information about Camp GBBG, please contact our Children & Family Educator, Kelle Hartman at (920) 491-3691 ext. 107 or khartman@gbbg.org

Tue 5 Aug
2014

Members Only Tour: Trialing at GBBG

Tuesday, August 5 @ 4 PM - 5:30 PM

Trialing at GBBG concentrating on Annuals Join Director of Horticulture Mark Konlock as we examine the All-America Selctions and Ball Horticultural Company annual trials at Green Bay Botanical Garden. Learn how plants are evaluated before they make it to your garden and see what will be in... Learn More

Trialing at GBBG concentrating on Annuals

Join Director of Horticulture Mark Konlock as we examine the All-America Selctions and Ball Horticultural Company annual trials at Green Bay Botanical Garden. Learn how plants are evaluated before they make it to your garden and see what will be in next year's catalogs. We'll also look at the Earth-Kind® Rose Trial.

 

Tours are FREE for members! Please RSVP to Anne Basten, Membership & Volunteer Manager, at (920) 491-3691 ext. 105 or abasten@gbbg.org.

Sat 6 Sep
2014

Art Harvest featuring Fall Family Festival

Saturday, September 6 @ 9 AM - 4 PM

In honor of our 19 th Anniversary, come celebrate the Garden and view the works of many wonderful artists, shop plant sales and see displays by local garden groups. Also enjoy fun activities for children of all ages. Enjoy FREE admission. View photos from past Art Harvest events:... Learn More

Art Harvest booth.In honor of our 19th Anniversary, come celebrate the Garden and view the works of many wonderful artists, shop plant sales and see displays by local garden groups. Also enjoy fun activities for children of all ages. Enjoy FREE admission.

View photos from past Art Harvest events:

Art Harvest [6 photos]

  

Art Harvest Vendor Information

  1. Artist Invitation & Welcome
    Vendor Application & Contract
    Release & Waiver of Liability
    Operator & Seller Information
    Instructions for Operator & Seller Information

For More Information

For more information on Art Harvest featuring Fall Family Festival, contact our Special Events Manager, Eileen Wesener at (920) 491-3691 ext. 103 or events@gbbg.org

Sun 7 Sep
2014

Grandparent's Day at the Garden

Sunday, September 7 @ 9 AM - 5 PM

Admission is FREE for all grandparents. Learn More

Admission is FREE for all grandparents.

Tue 16 Sep
2014

Members Only Tour: History of the Garden

Tuesday, September 16 @ 5:30 PM - 7 PM

Learn the history of the Garden straight from some of those who lived it! This is a very rare and unique way to hear the story of Green Bay Botanical Garden. This tour is led by  Lee Hanson, Paul Hartman and Bob Mongin  Tours are FREE for members! Please RSVP to Anne Basten... Learn More

Learn the history of the Garden straight from some of those who lived it! This is a very rare and unique way to hear the story of Green Bay Botanical Garden. This tour is led by Lee Hanson, Paul Hartman and Bob Mongin 


Tours are FREE for members! Please RSVP to Anne Basten at (920) 491-3691 ext. 105 or abasten@gbbg.org.

Tue 7 Oct
2014

Members Only Tour: Late Summer Flowers

Tuesday, October 7 @ 4 PM - 5:30 PM

Late Summer Flowers concentrating on the King Shade Garden, Jenquine Garden and Baer Perennial Garden. Flowers aren't just for summer; some of our best bloomers don't enter the scene until the autumn. Join Sarah Pingel, Horticulture & Education Specialist, as she takes a tour of some of... Learn More

Late Summer Flowers concentrating on the King Shade Garden, Jenquine Garden and Baer Perennial Garden.

Flowers aren't just for summer; some of our best bloomers don't enter the scene until the autumn. Join Sarah Pingel, Horticulture & Education Specialist, as she takes a tour of some of our fall favorites focusing on those within the King Shade, Jenquine and Baer Gardens.

Tours are FREE for members! Please RSVP to Anne Basten, Membership & Volunteer Manager, at (920) 491-3691 ext. 105 or abasten@gbbg.org.

Thu 30 Oct
2014

Green Bay Botanical Garden's Annual Meeting

Thursday, October 30 @ 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Join us for an evening of celebrating the past and planning for the future. (Reservations only) For More Information For more information on our Annual Meeting, contact our Membership & Volunteer Manager, Anne Basten at (920) 491-3691 ext. 105 or abasten@gbbg.org Learn More

Join us for an evening of celebrating the past and planning for the future. (Reservations only)

For More Information

For more information on our Annual Meeting, contact our Membership & Volunteer Manager, Anne Basten at (920) 491-3691 ext. 105 or abasten@gbbg.org

Mon 10 Nov
2014

Members Only Tour: Behind the Scenes of the WPS Garden of Lights

Monday, November 10 @ 4 PM - 5:30 PM

How DO we get all those lights plugged in and up and running? Join Dave Barkow, gardening and facility supervisor, and learn from the man with the plan as he gives you a sneak preview of this year's WPS Garden of Lights. Tours are FREE for members! Please RSVP to Anne Basten at (920)... Learn More

How DO we get all those lights plugged in and up and running? Join Dave Barkow, gardening and facility supervisor, and learn from the man with the plan as he gives you a sneak preview of this year's WPS Garden of Lights.

Tours are FREE for members! Please RSVP to Anne Basten at (920) 491-3691 ext. 105 or abasten@gbbg.org.

Fri 28 Nov
2014

WPS Garden of Lights

Friday, November 28 @ 5 PM - 9 PM

WPS Garden of Lights features nearly a quarter of a million twinkling lights. Green Bay Botanical Garden dazzles thousands of visitors throughout the holiday season as it's transformed into a stunning winter landscape featuring botanical light displays inspired by its natural features.... Learn More

WPS Garden of lights rainbow.

WPS Garden of Lights features nearly a quarter of a million twinkling lights. Green Bay Botanical Garden dazzles thousands of visitors throughout the holiday season as it's transformed into a stunning winter landscape featuring botanical light displays inspired by its natural features.  

Visit the Emil & Gail Fischer Visitor Center to shop for holiday gifts in the WPS Trellis Gift Shop or take a photo with Santa. Head back to the Winterberry Café to enjoy refreshments and listen to songs of the season performed by a variety of local entertainers. The G-Gagers spice up the Winterberry Café with their model train exhibit. Bring your family and friends to the Garden this holiday season and create memories to treasure for a lifetime! 

*Photo courtesy of www.caylorphoto.com.

WPS Garden of Lights [11 photos]

Check out this video of our 50' tree being set up!

Things to Know 

  • The purchase of advance tickets is strongly encouraged to save time waiting in line.
  • It takes 30-45 minutes to walk through the show.
  • Dress warmly  and wear comfortable footwear for this outdoor experience!
  • Seasonal food and beverage available for purchase.
  • Check the weather to plan your visit.

Refreshments & Entertainment

Homemade soup, chili, hot dogs, nachos, cookies, popcorn, candy bars, hot chocolate, coffee, water, soda and hot apple cider are all available in our Winterberry Café. You can also spice up your hot chocolate with a shot of Peppermint Schnapps or Baileys along with many other alcoholic treats!

We have live entertainment every night featuring local choirs, bands and other musicians. 

Our Lights Glow Green

WPS Garden of Lights glows almost exclusively using energy-efficient LED lights, or light-emitting diodes, which are illuminated solely by the movement of electrons in a semiconductor material rather than a traditional filament. They not only consume up to 80% less electricity than traditional incandescent lights but also have a life span of five years or more, more than doubling the traditional light lifespan.

Photography Tips

  • Turn off the flash!
  • Shoot at twilight for better exposures
  • Keep camera steady to avoid blurry pictures
  • Visit earlier in the evening or on Sunday nights to avoid crowds
  • Dress warmly and wear gloves

Frequently Asked Questions

For More Information

For more information on WPS Garden of Lights, please contact our Special Events Manager, Eileen Wesener at (920) 491-3691 ext. 103 or events@gbbg.org

Fri 17 Apr
2015

GBBG’s Gardens of Portugal Tour: Featuring Lisbon and the Azores

Friday, April 17 @ 12 AM - Sunday, April 26 @ 12 AM

We invite you to join Green Bay Botanical Garden as we travel to sunny Portugal, one of the gardening world’s “hot spots” - where warm breezes, exotic flora, and charming landscapes will capture your heart forever.   Our 10-day tour, in partnership with Odyssey Tours... Learn More

We invite you to join Green Bay Botanical Garden as we travel to sunny Portugal, one of the gardening world’s “hot spots” - where warm breezes, exotic flora, and charming landscapes will capture your heart forever.

 

Our 10-day tour, in partnership with Odyssey Tours LLC and Collette, will feature a private tour of beautiful Queluz Palace and Gardens in Lisbon, as well as an exclusive private estate garden tour while visiting the nearby UNESCO World Heritage Site of Sintra. We’ll also enjoy the most captivating gardens and parks on the island of St. Michael in Portugal’s Azores - including romantic Antonio Bores Botanical Garden; the world’s largest collection of camellias at Terra Nostra Park; and the unique flora, waterfalls and geothermal wonders of Ribeira dos Caldeiroes Nature Park. Of course there will be plenty of time to enjoy the local culture, dining and shopping too!

 

Portugal Gardens Tour Itinerary & Registration Form


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Contact Pat Fasanella, Odyssey Tours LLC (920-217-5181 or patfasanella@yahoo.com) for further information.

 

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