Boerner Botanical Gardens: Classes and workshops, $10 member/ $15 general public. Whitnall Park, 9400 Boerner Drive, Hales Corners. Information: (414) 525-5653; boernerbotanicalgardens.org
- New & Exciting Plants Part 1: Woody Shrubs & Perennials. April 22.
- New & Exciting Plants Part 2: Annuals & Vegetables. April 29.
- Art at the Gardens Craft Fair. May 7.
- Garden Walk: Tulips. May 17.
Burlington Garden Center: Gardening, planting and lawn care workshops and seminars; prices vary. 5205 Mormon Road, Burlington. (262) 763-2153; burlingtongardencenter.com
- Easy Herbs & How to Grow Them. April 22
- Worm Composting. April 29.
Daylily Society of SE WI: Meeting and program, 1 p.m. April 23. Boerner Botanical Gardens, 9400 Boerner Drive, Hales Corners. Free and open to the public. Info: Ted Haasch, (414) 425-7465; www.dssew.org
The Elegant Farmer: Farm Kitchen Bakery, Deli & Market, open daily 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Highway ES and J, Mukwonago. (262) 363-6770; www.elegantfarmer.com
- Garden Center opens April 22.
Friends of the Monarch Trail: “Save the Monarch Butterfly” benefit, 5-7:30 p.m. April 19. View educational displays and bid on silent auction items. Eschweiler Building, 3rd flr. ballroom, 9810 Echelon Drive, Wauwatosa. www.theMonarchTrail.org
Herb Society of Wisconsin: Herb Fair, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. May 20. Artisans and vendors with herbal gardening products garden art, fresh baked goods and a tea room, children’s activities and informative lectures. Free parking and entry. Boerner Botanical Gardens, Whitnall Park, 9400 Boerner Drive, Hales Corners. www.herb-society-wisconsin.org
Lynden Sculpture Garden: Experience art in nature through its collection of more than 50 monumental sculptures sited across 40 acres of park, lake and woodland. Tours and classes for all ages. 2145 W. Brown Deer Road. (414) 446-8794; lyndensculpturegarden.org
Milwaukee Recreation: Classes and programs are designed to provide educational experiences for people of all ages and abilities. Registration information: (414) 475-8811, or visit www.milwaukeerecreation.net
- Organic Straw Bale Gardening. April 22. $30 resident/ $45 nonresident.
- Moth Orchids for Beginners. April 27. $8 resident/ $12 nonresident.
- Growing Organic Small Fruit. May 6. $20 resident/ $30 nonresident.
Minor’s Garden Center: Free classes on a variety of gardening topics, 9 a.m. Saturdays. 7777 N. 76th St., (414) 354-4830; minorsgardencenter.com
- Evergreens. April 22.
- Shrubs. April 29.
- Annuals. May 6.
Mitchell Park Horticultural Conservatory: “For The Birds” Spring Floral Show, open daily. 524 S. Layton Blvd. (414) 257-5600.
Muskego Public Library: Small Space, Small Budget Vegetable Gardening, May 3. S73-W16663 Janesville Road, Muskego. (262) 971-2100.
Oak Creek Public Library Foundation: Flower and Plant Sale, noon-6 p.m. May 5; 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. May 6. Oak Creek Civic Center, 8040 S. Howell Ave., Oak Creek. (414) 766-7900.
Ozaukee Master Gardeners: Cilantro-Coriander: Herb of the Year, 7 p.m. May 2. $8. The Pavilion, Ozaukee County Fairgrounds, W67-N866 Washington Ave., Cedarburg. ozaukeemastergardeners.org
Rotary Botanical Gardens: A 20-acre nonprofit botanic garden open year-round, with a visitor center and meeting facility offering classes and workshops. 1455 Palmer Drive, Janesville. Information: (608) 752-3885; www.rotarybotanicalgardens.org
Schlitz Audubon Nature Center: Environmental education programs for all ages, open daily 9 a.m.-5 p.m. 1111 E. Brown Deer Road, Bayside, (414) 352-2880; www.schlitzaudubon.org/
- Planting Tomorrow’s Habitat Annual Gala. June 2.
South Shore Garden Club: “Flowers Around the World” luncheon and “The Era of the 70s” fashion show, 9:30 a.m. April 22. $40 members/ $45 nonmembers/ $15 children under 12. Wisconsin Club, 900 W. Wisconsin Ave. Reservations: Rita Majerie-Klug, (414) 333-5536.
SouthEast Wisconsin Master Gardeners: Perennial Plant Sale, 8 a.m.-1 p.m. May 20. Wisconsin State Fair Park, DNR Area, 84th St. and Greenfield Ave., West Allis. Cash or check only. fyi.uwex.edu/sewmg/
Urban Ecology Centers: Provide year-round educational programs for kids, families and adults of all ages that foster ecological understanding and provide outdoor science education at three locations: Riverside Park, 1500 E. Park Place, (414) 964-8505; Washington Park, 1859 N. 40th St., (414) 344-5460; and Menomonee Valley, 3700 W. Pierce St., (414) 431-2940.
- Earth Day Service Celebration, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. April 22. Washington Park, 1859 N. 40th St.
Victory Garden Initiative: Gardening classes and events which bring a community together around growing food. Information: (414) 431-0888; http://victorygardeninitiative.org
Villa Terrace Decorative Arts Museum: Friends of Villa Terrace 2017 Garden Lecture Series, 7 p.m. Each lecture $20 member/ $25 nonmember. All dates $90 member/ $115 nonmembers. 2220 N. Terrace Ave. (262) 242-6095; www.villaterracemuseum.org/
- Flowers in Art. April 26
- Horticultural Inspirations. May 10.
- Continuous Bloom. May 24.
Waukesha County Technical College: Hands-on noncredit personal enrichment courses. Classes held at 327 E. Broadway, Waukesha. (262) 691-5578; www.wctc.edu/
- Container Herb Gardening. May 13. $38.70.
Wisconsin-Illinois North American Rock Garden Society: Wisconsin Spring Garden Gala, May 19-20. Conference fee $190, which includes all meals, transportation, and admissions. Garden tours, speakers, and plant-buying nursery visits. Radisson Hotel, 517 Grand Canyon Drive, Madison. www.wi-ilrock.org/wisconsin-spring-garden-gala/
Zoological Society of Milwaukee: Conservation Education department offers environmental education classes for children and families. Information: (414) 258-5058; www.zoosociety.org/Education/
Captain Frederick Pabst Mansion: Guided and self-guided tours of Flemish Renaissance revival mansion are available year round, featuring handcrafted woodwork, original wall coverings and 19th-century artwork. 2000 W. Wisconsin Ave. (414) 931-0808; www.pabstmansion.com
Charles Allis Art Museum: The mansion holds Charles and Sarah Allis’ collection featuring 19th-century French and American Paintings, original and antique furnishings. 1801 N. Prospect Ave. (414) 278-8295; www.cavtmuseums.org
Galloway House & Village: Heritage Blossom Faire & Plant Sale, featuring garden items, fine crafts and original art, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. May 20. Free parking and admission. 336 Old Pioneer Road, Fond du Lac. (920) 922-1166; fdlhistory.com
Historic Milwaukee Inc.: Nonprofit educational organization provides walking tours, guided bus tours, slide shows and lectures. (414) 277-7795; www.historicmilwaukee.org
Lowell Damon House: Colonial home open for visitors and tour groups throughout the year. 2107 Wauwatosa Ave., Wauwatosa. (414) 273-8288; www.milwaukeehistory.net
Milwaukee County Sports Complex: re:Craft and Relic Upcycling and Repurposing Market, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. April 22-23. Vendors displaying vintage goods, garden art and home decor, with DIY workshops and resources for customized services. $7. 6000 W. Ryan Road, Franklin. recraftandrelic.com
Milwaukee/NARI: Tour of Remodeled Homes, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. May 20-21. View recently completed home improvement projects. $15 in advance; $20 at the door. (414) 771-4071; milwaukeenari.org
Milwaukee Recreation: Home classes and workshops. $7 resident/ $10.50 nonresident. Registration information: (414) 475-8811, or visit www.milwaukeerecreation.net
- Home Selling Process. May 4.
- Future Homeowners Seminar. May 8.
North Point Lighthouse: Public tours of maritime and lighthouse museum including tower with views of the harbor, 1-4 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. 2650 N. Wahl Ave., $8/$5, (414) 332-6754.
RAM Wustum Museum of Fine Arts: Classes for adults and children. 2519 Northwestern Ave., Racine. (262) 636-9177; www.ramart.org
Washington County Fair Grounds: “A Fair to Remember” arts and crafts fair, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. April 22. Handmade artwork and home decor, vendors and refreshments. Admission $3; parking is free. 3000 Pleasant Valley Road, West Bend. www.afairtoremember.com
Wisconsin Museum of Quilts & Fiber Arts: Spring University Days, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. May 12-13. $90 one day/ $150 both days. Classes, trunk shows, in-depth workshops and lectures are offered in a variety of fiber arts media by Midwestern fiber artists. N50-W5050 Portland Road, Cedarburg. (262)