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Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, & Accessibility Statement of Support

Green Bay Botanical Garden celebrates the diversity we see in all forms of life, from the plants in the ground to the people connecting with nature. We welcome everyone to the Garden, people of all abilities, backgrounds, races, religions, ages, cultures, genders, and sexual identities. We’re committed to making the Garden’s plant collections, programs, events, and facilities accessible to all guests, and to providing a sense of belonging for all people at all times.

Similar to our Horticulture Team tending to the flowers, trees, shrubs, and other plants in the Garden, we acknowledge that we need to continually reflect and adapt what we do to ensure we uphold our commitment to you. If you have questions, suggestions, or feedback on how we can better accommodate you and other guests in our community, please reach out to us at 920.490.9457 or info@gbbg.org.

We continue to strive to create a place where everyone can connect with plants!

UserWay Web Tool

If you require assistance while navigating our website (bigger text, color contrast, line spacing, etc.), we encourage you to check out our UserWay Web Tool. Simply select the orange icon in the lower left hand corner of the webpage (CTRL+U) to open the Accessibility Menu and choose which tool you’d like to use.

Visitors exploring Arendt Conifer Garden
Accessible Pathways

Approximately 20 of the Garden’s 47 acres of garden areas have paved walkways (marked white on the map) and are accessible to visitors with mobility needs. The more rustic areas of the Garden offer natural paths (pavers, crushed gravel, grass, or wood chips) that may present challenges to those using walkers, wheelchairs, or other mobility aids. The Schneider Family Grand Garden provides an accessible blacktop route as noted on the map.

 

Wheelchairs and motorized scooters are available for free on a first-come, first-served basis to guests in need. Strollers and pull-behind wagons for kids are always welcome.

 

An elevator is also available to all guests in the Fischer Visitor Center (located in the hallway connecting the Visitor Center and the Schneider Education Center). Motorized scooters and larger strollers/wagons will not fit into the elevator.

Admission

Admission to the Garden is $12 for adults, $5 for kids (ages 3-17), and free for Garden members.

 

Children 2 and under are free. The Garden offers discounts for seniors, military, and students with a school ID.

Personal Care Attendants

The Garden offers complimentary admission to paid and unpaid personal care attendants assisting guests with disabilities during their visit.

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Amenities

Restrooms

Guests can find a wheelchair-accessible, gender-inclusive, family restroom in the lower level of the Schneider Education Center, next to the drinking fountain.

 

Changing stations are available in all restrooms in the Fisher Visitor Center and in the Concessions Building.

Breastfeeding

Breastfeeding is welcome in all areas. Although there’s no separate lactation area, seating is available in the lower level of the Fischer Visitor Center and throughout the Garden. Need a private space? See our Guest Experience Team.

Water

Help us beat plastic pollution by using your own empty water bottle or purchasing a reusable one in the WPS Trellis Gift Shop. Fill up at the hydration stations by the restrooms before heading into the Garden.

Service Animals & Pets

Service animals are welcome, but please leave pets and Emotional Support Animals (ESAs) at home. Please let us know you have a service animal when you arrive so we can make our staff aware. View frequently asked questions about service animals and the ADA.

Low-Sensory Areas

Guests in need of a quiet space may enjoy outdoor spots like the Johnson Woodland Garden or Wood Memorial Grove, which are located in the tree-covered area next to the Arendt Conifer Garden and Schneider Family Grand Garden. Our Guest Experience Team can point the locations out on our map or even walk you to those areas when you arrive.

Parking

Parking is free and available to guests on a first-come, first-served basis.

 

Accessible parking spaces are available in parking bay 2, directly across from the circle drive and entrance to the Garden. Guests who use wheelchairs or have mobility needs can be dropped off at the entrance to the Fischer Visitor Center in the circle drive where they can wait to meet the rest of their group.

Bike Racks & Public Transportation

Although the Garden isn’t directly serviced by Green Bay Metro, route 6 stops at multiple locations nearby.

 

The Garden also provides bike racks for bicycle storage during your visit outside the NWTC Landscape Horticulture Building.

Events & Education Programs

Youth & Adult Education

Our educators enjoy working with a wide range of educational levels, and we can work with you to tailor learning experiences to specific needs upon request.

 

Classes, Camps, & Other Activities
Registering for an adult class or program at the Garden and need an accommodation? Reach out to our Guest Experience Team at 920.490.9457 or info@gbbg.org, and we’ll do our best to support you.

 

Field Trips, Scout Groups, & Outreach Programs
We would love to partner with your school, organization, or group in order to fulfill your accommodations while you’re at the Garden. Fill out our online form or contact our Education Team at 920.491.3691 ext. 107 to discuss your needs.

Events & Group Tours

Attending a Garden special event, or planning a private event or group tour at the Garden and need an accommodation? Reach out to our Events Team at events@gbbg.org or call our Guest Experience Team at 920.490.9457 for assistance, and we’ll do our best to support you.

Family enjoying Fall Family Festival activity

Contact Us

Need assistance for an accommodation not listed above? Give us a call at 920.490.9457 if you have an accessibility request. We’d be happy to assist you during your visit to the Garden!

And remember, just look for anyone with a Garden nametag during your visit. Staff or volunteers can help you or point you in the right direction.