19400 West Bluemound Road, Brookfield
In the last undeveloped piece of land along Bluemound Road in Brookfield, Eble Gardens provides a colorful display of perennials and annuals. Inside a white picket fence, visitors can see herbs that pioneers used for beverages and the kitchen. Pollinators visit the corner to feast on their favorite plants. Around historic stone-faced sheds native plants, grasses, and shrubs share space with shade-lovers in window boxes, containers, and under maple trees. This beautiful demonstration garden strives to inspire and educate the public about horticulture through Extension-based literature and labeled displays. Eble Gardens, part of an 1879 homestead donated to the County by Florence Eble, provides a peaceful place to rest and contemplate the beauty of plants.
19400 West Bluemound Road, Brookfield
This garden is located within Eble County Park in Waukesha County. The 5,000 sq. ft. garden produces about 3,000 lbs. of organically grown vegetables each year that are donated to the Food Pantry of Waukesha. Natural gardening methods are used to grow vegetables and suppress weeds without any use of chemicals.
W180 N8085 Town Hall Road, Menomonee Falls
Located on the hospital’s campus, this garden is easily viewed and accessed from the main building and parking lot. This garden creates a peaceful area of trees, shrubs and flowers on several levels with sitting areas, memorial stones, and a fountain. Patients, staff and visitors have come to this serene setting since 2005. Our hope is that this garden be a quiet oasis of healing mind and body.
S46 W22996 Lawnsdale Road, Town of Waukesha
Six-acre garden growing donated vegetable plants that are mostly planted and harvested by school/mission/sport youth groups. Produce harvested is given to the meal program at the Hope Center in Waukesha and other pantries and meal programs if there is an overabundance.
1075 Pilgrim Parkway, Brookfield
The 1843 historic Dousman Stagecoach Inn is located in a city park in Brookfield. Many gardens are filled with perennials, natives and some annuals. The herb/kitchen garden, cottage gardens and prairie are reminiscent of the late 1800s to early 1900s. The "Monarch Inn" was added and certified as a monarch waystation in 2015. The museum is open for teas, tours, and special events. The grounds attract hikers, bikers, photographers, wedding parties, families, and school groups. There are about 3,000 visitors annually.
641 East Forest Street, Oconomowoc
Master gardener volunteers work with high school students in the garden located next to the high school. The garden areas are primarily perennial plants, trees and shrubs. Scattered within the garden are metal sculptures and large display pots for annuals.
791 Summit Avenue, Oconomowoc
Located near the Emergency Room entrance of Oconomowoc Memorial Hospital, this small raised bed garden will grow vegetables for the Oconomowoc Food Pantry. Garden is new in 2021.
210 Main Street, Pewaukee
This rain garden was created on public library property to detain rainwater runoff from the parking lot and roof of the building. Plantings include native flowers, grasses and sedges. Keeping invasive plants out is the on-going mission of the gardeners.
103 Main Street, Mukwonago
The Red Brick Museum was built in 1842 by original Mukwonago settler Sewall Andrews. The gardens have been developed and maintained by master gardener volunteers and include mostly perennials with some annuals. Named from a Potawatomi word meaning "Place of the Bear" Mukwonago is located thirty miles southwest of Milwaukee.
S14 W28167 Madison Street, Waukesha
Retzer Nature Center was founded in 1974 after a generous donation of 90 acres from Florence Retzer. The center has grown to almost 500 acres, including: a premier environmental education facility with a planetarium; interactive recycling exhibit; live animals along with rolling hills, woodlands, restored prairies, and wetlands; and Brown’s Fen, a locally significant natural area. The Environmental Learning Center is surrounded by a children’s garden and native plant gardens that are beautifully maintained by master gardener volunteers.
W220 N6588 Town Line Road, Menomonee Falls
This community garden serves the Sussex Food Pantry by providing fresh fruits and vegetables. We also work to educate the local community to grow vegetable and flower plants and provide opportunities for youth and scouts as well as garden tours and education in collaboration with the Waukesha County Green Team.
N64 W23760 Main Street, Sussex
This garden includes a butterfly garden, combination vegetable and flower garden, and native plantings. In the vegetable garden various home gardening techniques are demonstrated. MGV’s plant and harvest 10 raised beds, several containers, and a 75 x 15 ft. pollinator garden. Produce is donated to Sussex Outreach Services food pantry.
S43 W31575 Depot Road, Genesee Depot
Ten Chimneys, a national historic landmark in Genesee Depot, was the estate of Broadway legends Alfred Lunt and Lynn Fontanne. There are over 20 garden beds that have been created, restored, renewed, and maintained by MGVs. All have historical appropriate plants of the era in which the Lunts lived.
N76 W31429 County Hwy VV, Waukesha
The library garden showcases Wisconsin native wild flowers suited to wet or dry sites, sunny or shady conditions, including two rain gardens and a pollinator garden. We also sponsor a community presentation on gardening once a year.
2417 Silvernail Road, Pewaukee
Provide hands-on educational gardening activities to youth visiting the Waukesha County Fair. Also provide gardening resources to adults and answer questions. Instructions and supplies for gardening activities are provided. MGVs who are interested in volunteering, sign up for one or more shifts. Activity takes place inside the Waukesha County Expo 4-H Forum building.
725 American Avenue, Waukesha
Located in the courtyard of Waukesha Memorial Hospital, this garden’s mission is two-fold: to plant vegetables for the Food Pantry of Waukesha County and to present six Garden Talks from May to September for the community on a variety of vegetable gardening topics. The garden is used as a demonstration garden to accompany the Garden Talks.
19805 West Capitol Drive, Brookfield
Gardens feature an eclectic collection of bushes, grasses, perennials, annual flowers, and native plants. A butterfly garden is registered as a Monarch Way Station providing a habitat conducive to Monarch butterfly preservation, containing several types of milkweed and many nectar plants. Bonnie Sonntag, President of the Iris Society, designed its iris garden. The garden is frequently visited by patrons of the Wilson Center, school groups, and others using Wilson Park. Wilson Center classes and wedding parties enjoy the gardens for photo shoots.
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