Events & Classes: Garden Tours

  • Native Plant Garden Tour: Early Signs of Spring

    Wednesday, April 23 • 7 pm – 8:30 pm

    As trees and shrubs begin to leaf out, Dutchman’s-breeches, anemones and rue-anemones might be blooming in the woodland gardens. In our prairie gardens, we may find Pasque flower, prairie smoke, and bird’s-foot violet.

  • Longenecker Horticultural Gardens Tour: Early Spring flowering Woody Ornamentals

    Wednesday, April 30 • 7 pm – 8:30 pm

    This tour, led by Professor Emeritus of horticulture and garden curator Ed Hasselkus, will include the yellow and Little Girl Series magnolias, early lilacs and rhododendrons, and other spring flowering plants.

  • Flowering Crabapples and Lilacs

    Wednesday, May 7 • 7 pm – 8:30 pm

    Led by Professor Emeritus of horticulture and garden curator Dr. Ed Hasselkus. In this tour, he will concentrate on flowering crabapples, and present highlights in the Gardens’ large lilac collection.

  • Longenecker Horticultural Gardens Tour: Azaleas and Rhododendrons

    Wednesday, May 14 • 7 pm – 8:30 pm

    Horticulturist Dr. Deborah McCown will discuss the care of azaleas and rhododendrons in the Madison area, and show highlights of the Arboretum’s collection

  • Longenecker Horticultural Gardens Tour: Small Ornamental Trees

    Wednesday, May 21 • 7 pm – 8:30 pm

    Dr. Laura Jull, UW Professor of horticulture, will highlight some of the Arboretum’s interesting, and unusual, small ornamentals.