Gardens and grounds:
Open 7 days a week from dawn to dusk.
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2013 Garden to Gourmet; A Sustainable Dinner for a Sustainable Future Thursday, August 22 5:00pm Social, 6:30pm Dinner
$75 per person. Tickets on sale now by calling 920-750-5464 or feel free to stop in at the Gardens and see the blooms while you are here! Click here to view the invitation: 2013 G2G Invitation and click here for the RSVP: G2G RSVP
of the Fox Cities
Gardens of the Fox Cities is a 38 acre public garden, complete with a Taliesin designed Scheig Learning Center. The Taliesin firm includes architects trained by world-renowned, Wisconsin-born architect, Frank Lloyd Wright.
Admission is free, but donations are appreciated to help support the stewardship of the Gardens.
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Gardens of the Fox Cities Mission Statement
To promote an appreciation and understanding of plants and gardens in an enriching, inspiring environment.
For a map of the Gardens, click here.
The Gardens is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization so we raise every dollar. We do not receive any money from the local, state or federal governments. We rely on individuals like you that enjoy gardening and understand the need to teach others the importance of being a steward of the environment. To learn more about how you can support the Gardens, click here.
Make a Gift Through an IRA Charitable Rollover
Normally, a distribution from your IRA is taxed as ordinary income. However, recently enacted, "fiscal cliff" tax legislation extends a charitable giving opportunity throughout 2013 for individuals 70 1/2 or older. Through 2013, you may make a direct distribution from your IRA to a qualified charity, such as Gardens of the Fox Cities. Such qualified direct distributions to charity from your IRA are not subject to income tax. For more information about how you and the Gardens can benefit from an IRA charitable rollover, contact your tax preparer or IRA custodian. You may also contact Gardens Board Member Adam Skarie @ Adam.Skarie@sscglaw.com or at (920) 739-2366.
Informative Adult Hike - Forest Health - Wed, June 19th 4:00pm-4:30pm OR Thurs, June 27th 4:00pm-4:30pm (choose 1 session)
The forests and trees of central Wisconsin have alot of pests and diseases to contend with. Emerald Ash Borer will be the focus of this program. $3 for Garden members, $5 general public. Registration is appreciated.
Community Breakfast & Garden Walking Tour
Wednesday, June 19; 2013 8:45am-10:00am
Agenda: 8:45-9:00am breakfast, 9:00-9:30am presentations, 9:30-10:00am Garden walking tour
Presentations are Educational Programs, Kitchen Garden Concept, Sustainability of the Gardens.
Complimentary continental breakfast includes: coffee, juice, bagels and fruit.
Please join us & bring a friend.
Garden Cornucopia & Appleton Emergency Shelter Garden Walk
Saturday, July 13 10am-5pm
The Paper Valley Garden Club will be presenting this small standard flower show at Gardens of the Fox Cities in conjunction with the 23rd Annual Garden Walk which is featuring 8 beautiful gardens throughout the Fox Cities. For more information, please visit the Emergency Shelter of the Fox Valley website or Paper Valley Garden Club website.
Music in the Gardens -
Wed, July 24; 6pm-8pm
Aye me matey! Get on yer best pirate gear and sail on over to the Garden's for a pirate party. Get ye a pirate tatoo (body paint) and try to find the treasure (scavenger hunt). Adam and Russell of bluegrass band Horseshoes and Hand Grenades will be here and you should be too! $3 per person, children 5 and under free. Registration appreciated.
2013 Youth Summer Gardening Programs, please see the Educational Programs tab
For details on our events & classes, please see our Events Calendar!
Programs for Kids & Families:
Story Time for Preschoolers
- Mondays, 10:30am-11:15am
June 10 & 24, July 8 & 29, Aug 12 & 19
These themed programs will begin with a story followed by nature activities or crafts. $2 per child ages 2 & up, under age 2 are free. Registration is appreciated.
What's the Buzz about Bees? - Wed, June 26th; 4:30pm-5:30pm
Join us as beekeeper Jim Nelson discusses the fascinating life of bees and their importance for us and the environment. $3 for Garden members, $5 for general public. Registration is appreciated.
Superfly Butterflies -Wed, July 10; 6:00pm-6:45pm
Discover the butterflies in your backyard in this fun and unforgettable program led by our Education Coordinator, Rachel Anderson. $3 for Garden members, $5 for general public. Registration is appreciated.
Luminous Luna Moths -Wed, Aug 14; 6:00pm-6:45pm
Have you ever seen a Luna moth before? Illuminate your understanding of these incredible creatures of the night during this informative and entertaining program led by Education Coordinator, Rachel Anderson. $3 for Garden members, $5 for general public. Registration is appreciated.
Red Hat Stained Glass Suncatcher -Mon, July 15; 3pm-5pm Instructor: Glenn Erdmann, Local Stained Glass Artisan Make memories with your Red Hat sisters while making keepsakes in this workshop. Members: $10; Public: $15
Nature Photography -Wed, Aug 28; 5:00pm-7:00pm Instructor: Debbie Daanen & Ashley Schmidt
Get tips on techniques, camera settings, and more, as an introduction to photography in the garden. Bring your camera! Members: $9; Public: $12
Pre-registration for adult classes is required. Call 920-750-5462 or email email@example.com