WPS Garden of Lights Craft: Veggie Tails Paper Pull Puppet

While winter isn’t the best time for growing plants, many Wisconsinites keep a vegetable garden in the warmer months. In fact, it’s estimated that around 35% of households in the United States grow food in their own backyard garden.2 It can be so frustrating to see evidence of critters munching on your precious plants. You’re […]

WPS Garden of Lights Craft: Printable Floral Gift Tags

In our warmer months here at the Garden, thousands of show-stopping new blooms are on display. There’s something new to see every week. If you visit in winter, the Garden looks pretty different, but you still won’t miss out on our fantastic flowers. In fact, our WPS Garden of Lights “Field of Flowers” display features […]

Green Gifts: Sustainable Presents They’ll Love

herbal tea and handmade flower mug

The holidays are a joyous time full of heartfelt appreciation. We spend quality time together, put up special decorations, and even give each other gifts. Unfortunately, with packaging, unwanted presents, a spike in travel, and excess food waste, this doesn’t make the holidays the most eco-friendly time of year. Our environmental situation is complex, and […]

WPS Garden of Lights Craft: Poinsettia Pop-Up Card

Poinsettias are an iconic native Mexican flower3, and you’ve probably seen them around a lot. They boast huge blooms of vibrant reds and pinks contrasted by green foliage, perfect for the holiday season. But, before you start on the craft, I need to let you in on a little secret. The blooms of a poinsettia […]

Deck the Halls Sustainably: 6 Eco-Friendly Ways to Decorate for the Holidays

The holidays are a dazzling time of excess and ornament, the ultimate celebration. But is it possible to go all out with the decorations without being wasteful? Since the Garden’s undergoes a festive transformation each year for WPS Garden of Lights, we know a thing or two about sustainable holiday decorations. So, whether it’s indoors […]

WPS Garden of Lights Craft: Snowflake Ornament

Snowflakes are marvelous, but a little confusing. How can chunks of ice falling from the sky be so intricate and graceful? Are all snowflakes truly unique? There are endless amounts of them, so surely a few have been identical. Well, a few things have to happen to create a snowflake. The first is that the […]

WPS Garden of Lights Craft: Growing Flowers Origami

How Flowers Use Water Flowers are gorgeous, and here at the Garden, we know a thing or two about what they need to grow big and strong. After all, we grow thousands of them each year! Throughout the summer, our Horticulture Team is hard at work taking care of them, and one of the biggest […]

Tips for Your Trip: Making the Most of WPS Garden of Lights

As winter sets in again, here at the Garden, we’re welcoming the holidays with open arms. In fact, since it’s almost time for WPS Garden of Lights, it’s starting to look quite festive around here! But, before you join us for our 27th season, there’s a few important things that you might want to know. […]

WPS Garden of Lights Craft: Butterflies in Motion Coloring Page

In summer, the vibrant colors of butterflies are easy to spot against green grass and trees. What if I told you that just a few weeks ago, it probably looked entirely different? Butterflies are one of many animals that go through metamorphosis within their lifetimes. That means that their body goes through a series of […]

The Holiday Party Guide: 4 Ways to Make Your Seasonal Party Unforgettable

With the holidays waiting right around the corner, the calendar fills up pretty quickly. Now’s your chance to plan the perfect winter gathering, and we have just the venue in mind! Planning the ultimate holiday celebration can be overwhelming, but don’t worry, we have plenty of tips. Here are our helpful hints for your flawless […]

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