Events & Classes: Garden Tours
Longenecker Horticultural Gardens Tour: Conifers
Wednesday, May 29 • 7 pm – 8:30 pm
If you are confused about telling a spruce from a fir, join Dr. Hasselkus on a walk through the Garden’s spectacular conifer collection. On this tour you will learn about “garden-sized” conifers of many types.
Longenecker Horticultural Gardens Tour: Shade Trees
Wednesday, June 5 • 7 pm – 8:30 pm
Laura Wyatt, WDNR Urban Forestry, will lead the group through the Gardens’ extensive collection of larger trees while discussing strategies for growing healthy trees in urban/suburban conditions.
Native Plant Garden Tour: Woodland, Savanna and Prairie Gardens
Wednesday, June 12 • 7 pm – 8:30 pm
Celebrate the beginning of summer by visiting our woodland, savanna and prairie gardens. This tour provides an overview of the Wisconsin Native Plant Garden.
Native Plant Garden Tour: What’s Blooming?
Wednesday, June 19 • 7 pm – 8:30 pm
Find, compare and learn about flowers on native trees, shrubs and herbaceous plants, and see what’s blooming in our collection of plants native to southern Wisconsin.
Native Plant Garden Tour: Native Gardens for Pollinators
Wednesday, July 17 • 7 pm
This tour will feature many summer-blooming species in our diverse native plant garden. We will highlight plants and gardening practices that support essential pollinators in urban/suburban landscapes.
Native Plant Garden Tour: Native Grasses
Wednesday, August 14 • 7 pm
In this summer tour, we will take a closer look at color, size and features of native grasses, from tiny mustache grass to big bluestem
Native Plant Garden Tour: Fall in the Native Plant Garden
Saturday, September 21 • 1 pm – 3 pm
Color, fruits, seeds, late blooming plants, late-season insects—we will find these and more in the varied native plant gardens around the Visitor Center.
Longenecker Horticultural Gardens Tour: Featuring Fall
Saturday, October 12 • 1 pm – 3 pm
Don’t miss the lovely range of fall color in our woody plant collection. Leaves, fruits and form will be highlighted in this tour, led by Laura Wyatt, WDNR Urban Forestry.