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Factsheet

Mission Statement

Green Bay Botanical Garden connects people with plants by providing year-round educational and recreational experiences for everyone in an environment that engages, inspires, and refreshes.

Vision

Green Bay Botanical Garden will be the leading educational, recreational, social, and horticultural destination enriching the quality of life in the upper Midwest.

About Us

Green Bay Botanical Garden welcomes more than 150,000 visitors on average every year.

We’re located on 47 acres of a historic Green Bay apple orchard with about half currently developed into 33 specialty gardens.

We have more than 68,000 perennial plants, 17,000 annual plants, and 4,000 species and cultivars.

Popular annual fundraising events include WPS Garden of Lights, Les Stumpf Ford Grand Concert Series, Sanimax Concert Series, and more.

Learn more about the Garden, including how we started, the history of our founders, and the location they choose for a community garden.

Rooted in Community

Our roots go deep in northeast Wisconsin:

A well of knowledge, the Garden’s education programs branch out:

Facts & Figures

Our collections include:

302,859

Bulbs in the Ground

68,843

Perennial Plants

17,730

Annuals

7,059

Permanent Plant Labels

4,058

Species/Cultivars

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Partnership with Northeast Wisconsin Technical College (NWTC)

The land on which the Garden is located is made available to the organization through a long-term lease from NWTC. The Garden and its board are legally independent of NWTC, but the two organizations mutually benefit from the relationship.

NWTC students and staff enjoy free general admission to the Garden, and their staff utilizes the Garden for meetings and events. Students in programs from Photography and Early Childhood Education to Sustainable Agriculture and Security utilize the Garden as a living laboratory. A portion of our general admission revenue helps to support student scholarships too.

The college also prints a majority of the Garden’s marketing materials throughout the year.  

Awards, Accreditations, & Trial Gardens

Rated #3 on Trip Advisor’s “Top Things to Do in Green Bay”

Wisconsin Landscape Contractors (WCLA) and Mayor’s Beautification Awards, including gold award for the King Shade Garden and Jenquine Overlook Garden

American Hemerocallis (Daylily) Society Display Garden

American Hosta Society Display Garden

American Conifer Society Reference Garden – one of only two in Wisconsin

Magnolia Multisite Nationally Accredited Plant Collection™ Member – the Garden’s magnolia collection is the first and only Nationally Accredited Plant Collection™ in the state of Wisconsin, accredited through the American Public Gardens Association

All-America Selections Seed Trial (1 of 45 sites)

All-America Selections Ornamental Vegetative Trial (1 of 25 sites)

American Rose Trial for Sustainability™ Trial Garden (1 of 23 sites) – shrub rose trialing

Contact Us

Aubrey Brennan

Director of Marketing & Communications 
920.491.3691 ext. 101
abrennan@gbbg.org

Rachel Mueller

Marketing & Communications Coordinator
920.491.3691 ext. 123
rmueller@gbbg.org