Home and Garden events

Boerner Botanical Gardens: Mother’s Day Family Event, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. May 14. Kids craft activities with make-and-take gifts for mothers and grandmothers. Whitnall Park, 9400 Boerner Drive, Hales Corners. Information: (414) 525-5653; www.boernerbotanicalgardens.org

  • Garden Walks, depart from gift shop rain or shine, 6 p.m. Wednesdays. $5.

Tulips. May 17.

Spring Flowering Trees. May 24.

Peonies. May 31.

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

Cedarburg Garden Club: Perennial plant sale, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. May 20. Kuhefuss House, W63-N627 Washington Ave., Cedarburg.

Dahlia Society of Wisconsin: Plant sale, 7:30 a.m.-noon May 20 and May 27. Dahlia plants ranging from miniature to dinner-plate size sold in 3 1/2-inch pots for $4 each. Sprouted tubers, $6 each. Experienced growers will provide tips and advice. Brookfield Farmers Market, Brookfield City Hall parking lot, 2000 N. Calhoun Road, Brookfield.

Ebert’s Greenhouse Village: Free gardening seminars with Melinda Myers. W1795 Fox Road, Ixonia. www.ebertsgreenhouse.com/

  • 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.

Elm Grove Beautification Committee: Plant Sale, 7 a.m.-2 p.m. May 20. Ray’s Auto, 13230 Watertown Plank Road, Elm Grove.

Elmbrook Garden Club: Meeting and program “Landscaping with Native Plants,” 6:30 p.m. June 1. Club meets first Thursday of the month. Public welcome. Brookfield Library, 1900 N. Calhoun Road, Brookfield. Laura Skoff, (414) 614-6489.

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

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

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

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

  • Beekeeping for the Bees: A Natural Approach to Beekeeping. May 20.
  • Herbal Tea Walk with Kyle Denton. June 3.

Menomonee Falls Community League: 2017 Garden Mosaics Garden Tour, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. June 24. $8 advance; $10 day of the event. Explore private gardens and the Community Memorial Hospital Healing and Vegetable Gardens. (414) 581-0352; www.communityleague.com

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.

Powers Memorial Library: Garden Walk in and around Palmyra, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. June 17. Tickets and map to the gardens available at library. 115 W. Main St., Palmyra. (262) 495-4605.

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.

UWM Field Station: Gifts from the Glaciers, 10 a.m. May 21, 3095 Blue Goose Road, Saukville, $5 donation, Reservation required, (262) 675-6844.

  • Spring in the Bog. May 28.

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. $20 member/ $25 nonmember. 2220 N. Terrace Ave. (262) 242-6095; www.villaterracemuseum.org/

  • 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/

Wehr Nature Center: Mother’s Day Native Plant Sale, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. May 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/


Beulah Brinton House: Historic home open for tours, 1-4 p.m. May 20. 2590 S. Superior St. (414) 744-5674; bayviewhistoricalsociety.org

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

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

Kenosha History Center: Southport Lighthouse open 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Thursday-Saturday; noon-4 p.m. Sundays. 220 51st Place, Kenosha, (262) 654-5770.

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

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 nonmembers. Information: wrightinwisconsin.org

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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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