Posted by:  9:35 AM CST

Nelson Mandela, universally regarded as a great leader, once said, “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” I have done several Community Connection classes since my last blog, where we interact with children from different schools in the garden. It is debatable if (more)

Thursday 28 June 2018
Posted by:  2:28 PM CST

As a student studying wildlife biology, I pay close attention to the animals that I see around the gardens. If a visitor spends time at the gardens and is relatively quiet, he or she may be lucky enough to encounter one of our local critters. Here are a few that (more)

Tuesday 19 June 2018
Posted by:  9:24 AM CST

The word kindergarten was coined by Friedrich Froebel, a german educator during the mid 1800s. Kinder means child and garten means garden. While he strongly believed in a literal garden for children to build a connection with the environment, he also believed in a metaphorical garden relationship between students and (more)

Posted by:  4:14 PM CST

The Monk Botanical Gardens has something for anyone willing to embrace it. As you gaze over the pond, your memory will be flooded with images from a simpler time, where your only worry was catching more fish than Dad. Maybe you experience it as you walk through the (more)

Posted by:  1:03 PM CST

Birds are singing, lilacs are blooming, and everyone is working hard at the Monk Botanical Gardens! As one of the horticulture interns, I have the amazing opportunity to help the gardens transform over the summer. We have already made great progress in such a short time! Here are a few new things (more)

Thursday 10 May 2018
Posted by:  3:08 PM CST

Connecting with the snow. How your gift helps preschoolers discover the natural world around them. Learn more by Clicking here to download our Spring 2018 newsletter.

Posted by:  10:46 AM CST

It’s the Easter season! Easter Sunday is April 1. Orthodox Easter falls on April 8. And the theme of new life and rebirth gets the juices flowing at the Monk Botanical Gardens in Wausau, too. Like us, our seeds and bulbs and trees and shrubs have been waiting all winter for (more)

Tuesday 13 February 2018
Posted by:  12:42 PM CST

It’s only February and our cold weather persists—penetrating and enduring. But there’s reason to think about the Monk Botanical Gardens, the fresh scent of soil, the pastels of new shoots. Presidents’ Day, for example. It’s Monday, Feb. 19, and it honors presidents George Washington and Abraham Lincoln, although you could say (more)

Wednesday 24 January 2018
Posted by:  5:23 AM CST

PlantsMap- a way the public can engage and learn in a botanical garden.

Posted by:  2:15 PM CST

Thanks to the Support that You Give to Monk Botanical Gardens, 2018 will be a year of Education, Renovation and Development.