Posted by:  10:45 AM CST

We are excited to announce that Tiffany Rodriguez-Lee has joined the Monk Botanical Gardens Team! She will help the Gardens continue to grow and connect the community with our mission as our first Development Director. The Gardens is growing exponentially in programs, events, new gardens, and team members. Tiffany will (more)

Because of your support, there are some fantastic garden improvements planned for this growing season! Monk Botanical Gardens is now an All-American Selections Display Garden. Horticulture team members and volunteers will be installing a display bed by the front entrance to encompass this year’s All American Selection (AAS) Landscape Design Challenge (more)

Posted by:  8:06 AM CST

The After School in the Gardens program offers children what they need most; screen-free time spent outdoors, engaging in active learning and exploration. For each session, our educators come prepared with planned activities that will spark wonder in participants. From there, we let the session progress naturally and encourage unstructured, (more)

Tuesday 9 March 2021

As the snow melts and the puddles form, start looking around for plants peeking out of the snow. In Wisconsin, we are very fortunate to have many ephemeral spring-blooming plants native to our wooded areas. Ephemeral plants are perennial plants that emerge quickly in Spring before the trees leaf out. (more)

Tuesday 9 February 2021

It’s that time of year again! My stack of seed catalogs is pulling at my green thumb. I can’t help but flip through the pages every night and imagine what my garden might look like. All of the pictures and descriptions give me hope that the winter weather will break, (more)

Monday 18 January 2021

Cabin Fever is setting in, and it’s time to start thinking green thoughts. Greenery has a way of calming and relaxing us. As you are taking down your holiday décor, think about adding some greenery to your indoor décor. You can create an inspiring and fresh atmosphere during the last (more)

Tuesday 8 December 2020

Are you looking for a little more than the typical greenery seen around the holidays? Some tremendous blooming plants are staples of the holiday season. There are excellent options if you are searching for a showy, dainty, fragrant, or long-lasting blossom. Keep your eyes peeled for these fantastic plants during (more)

Tuesday 17 November 2020

Now that the leaves have fallen and the landscape looks barren, it’s time to add a little green around your home! It is the perfect time to add some greenery and life to your outdoor decor for winter. Greens or boughs are the ideal way to bring your yard back (more)

We haven’t heard many footsteps around the gardens, but we have heard the sound of machinery and progress. We have taken advantage of these unusual circumstances over the past few months. Now that the gardens are open again, keep an eye out for the updates made to the grounds over (more)

Posted by:  10:23 AM CST

It’s a brisk, foggy morning as I grab my jacket and run out the door to “help” my father cut wood. I am five years old and am heading straight for the ankle-deep stream that flows through the eight acres of forest behind our home. I sit at my favorite (more)