Home and Garden events

Boerner Botanical Gardens: Art at the Gardens Craft Fair, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. May 7. Whitnall Park, 9400 Boerner Drive, Hales Corners. Information: (414) 525-5653; www.boernerbotanicalgardens.org

  • Mother’s Day Family Event. May 14.
  • Garden Walk: Tulips. May 17.
  • Garden Walk: Spring Flowering Trees. May 24.

Burlington Area Garden Club: Annual sale of perennials, grasses and shrubs, 8:30-11:30 a.m. May 20. Riverside Park, Congress St., Burlington. (262) 492-9363; burlingtonareagardenclub.com

Burlington Garden Center: Gardening, planting and lawn care workshops and seminars; prices vary. 5205 Mormon Road, Burlington. (262) 763-2153; burlingtongardencenter.com

Ebert’s Greenhouse Village: Free gardening seminars with Melinda Myers. Registration is required for Container Planting seminars. W1795 Fox Road, Ixonia. www.ebertsgreenhouse.com/

  • Container Planting, 2 and 6 p.m. May 10.
  • Ask the Plant Doctor, 11 a.m. May 13.
  • Ask the Plant Doctor, 1 p.m. May 14.
  • Tomatoes! Everyone’s Favorite Fruit, 1 p.m. May 21.
  • Controlling Plant Diseases and Pests in Your Garden, 11 a.m. May 27.

The Elegant Farmer: Garden Center, open daily 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Specializes in locally grown vegetable plants, including a wide variety of herbs, tomatoes, peppers and cold crops. Highway ES and J, Mukwonago. (262) 363-6770; www.elegantfarmer.com

Fox Point Garden Club: Plant Sale, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 13. Perennials, wildflowers and homemade baked goods. Longacre Pavilion, Longacre and Bell Roads, Fox Point. Information: (414) 352-7686; foxpointgardenclub.com

Greater Milwaukee Rose Society: “Feeding your Roses: Options to Ensure Beautiful Blooms” program, 6:30 p.m. May 9. Waterstone Bank, Community Room lower level, 6560 S. 27th St., Oak Creek. www.milwaukeerose.org

Green Thumb Garden Club: Plant Sale, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. May 12; 8 a.m.-1 p.m. May 13. Perennials, herbs and annuals. American Legion Post 75, 500 Fond du Lac Ave., Fond du Lac. (920) 923-6085.

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 informative lectures. Free parking and entry. Boerner Botanical Gardens, Whitnall Park, 9400 Boerner Drive, Hales Corners. www.herb-society-wisconsin.org

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

  • Annuals. May 20.
  • Growing Your Own Vegetables. May 27.

Mitchell Park Horticultural Conservatory: “For The Birds” Spring Floral Show, open daily. 524 S. Layton Blvd. (414) 257-5600.

Ozaukee Master Gardeners: Heirlooms & Herbs Plant Sale, 9 a.m.-noon May 20. Herbs, heirloom tomatoes, vegetable plants and natives. Concordia University Fieldhouse, 12800 N. Lake Shore Drive, Mequon.

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.

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/

Spring City Garden Club: Perennial Plant Sale, 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. June 3. Herbs and bakery, hand-crafted yard art and rain barrels. E.B. Shurts Environmental Center, 810 W. College Ave., Waukesha. (262) 650-1936.

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.

Victory Garden Initiative: Gardening classes and events which bring a community together around growing food. Information: (414) 431-0888; http://victorygardeninitiative.org

  • Great Milwaukee Victory Garden “Blitz.” May 13-27.

Villa Terrace Decorative Arts Museum: Friends of Villa Terrace 2017 Garden Lecture Series, 7 p.m. $20 member/ $25 nonmember. 2220 N. Terrace Ave. (262) 242-6095; www.villaterracemuseum.org/

  • 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.

Wehr Nature Center: Mother’s Day Native Plant Sale, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. May 13-14. Items for sale include spring ephemerals, prairie plants, woodland plants, and a few wetland plant species. 9701 W. College Ave., Franklin. (414) 425-8550.

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/


Breast Cancer Showhouse: 20th Annual Wisconsin Showhouse for a Cure features Eschweiler-built house at 2239 N. Terrace Ave. Open June 3-18. Hours: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays; 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays; noon to 4 p.m. Sundays. $20 in advance; $25 at the door. Information: breastcancershowhouse.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

Hawthorne Hill Farm: “Relics and Rust” shopping market features home and garden décor, antique and vintage items, quilts, furniture and accessories, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. May 19-20; 10 a.m.-4 p.m. May 21. 16370 W. Small Road, New Berlin. www.hawthornehillfarm.com.

Historic Milwaukee Inc.: Nonprofit educational organization provides walking tours, guided bus tours, slide shows and lectures. (414) 277-7795; www.historicmilwaukee.org

  • Spaces & Traces Tour featuring Glendale, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. May 13. Tour eight homes and eight commercial properties. $20/ $25 nonmembers.

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.

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.

Open Door Elm Grove: Tour eight remodeled and newly built homes in Elm Grove, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. May 20. $20. Presented by St. Mary’s Visitation School, 13000 Juneau Blvd., Elm Grove. stmaryeg.org

Waukesha County Technical College: Hands-on noncredit personal enrichment courses. Classes held at 327 E. Broadway, Waukesha. (262) 691-5578; www.wctc.edu/

  • Begin & Return Knitting. May 31-July 21. $132.50.
  • Basic Sewing Plus. June 7-28. $87.70.
  • Upholstery. June 12-July 17. $132.50.
  • Upholstery. June 13-July 25 or June 15-July 27. $158.10.

Waukesha Historic Preservation Days: Walking tour of historic homes in the East Broadway Historic District, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. May 20; noon-4 p.m. May 21. Free. (262) 278-6658; waukeshapreservation.org

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) 546-0300; wiquiltmuseum.com/

Wright & Like 2017 Milwaukee: A Celebration of Wright’s 150th Birthday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. June 3. Driving tour of six buildings by Wright and six by “like” architects that include both private residences and one public building in the Milwaukee area. Advance tickets $60 for Frank Lloyd Wright Wisconsin members; $70 for non-members. Information: wrightinwisconsin.org

To submit calendar information, please send information about your event three weeks before the event or the registration deadline. Please include a daytime phone number in case of questions.

Send information to Fresh calendar, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, P.O. Box 371, Milwaukee WI 53201 or email to [email protected], with “Attention Fresh calendar” in the subject line.


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