Events & Classes: Garden Tours

  • Native Plant Garden Tour: Early Signs of Spring on Earth Day

    Wednesday, April 22 • 7 pm – 8:30 pm

    As trees and shrubs begin to leaf out, Dutchman’s breeches, twin-leaf 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 29 • 7 pm – 8:30 pm

    This tour, led by Michael Jesiolowski, Horticulturist, will include the yellow and Little Girl Series magnolias, early lilacs and rhododendrons, and other spring flowering plants.

  • Longenecker Horticultural Gardens Tour: Flowering Crabapples and Lilacs

    Wednesday, May 6 • 7 pm – 8:30 pm

    In this tour, Eileen Nelson, UW Dept. of Horticulture, will concentrate on flowering crabapples and present highlights in the Gardens’ large lilac collection.

  • Longenecker Horticultural Gardens Tour: Azaleas and Rhododendrons

    Wednesday, May 13 • 7 pm – 8:30 pm

    On this tour, Dr. Deb McCown will discuss growing and caring for azaleas and rhododendrons in the Madison area.

  • Longenecker Horticultural Gardens Tour: Spring Highlights

    Wednesday, May 20 • 7 pm – 8:30 pm

    Enjoy special spring beauty in our woody plant collection on this tour led by Eileen Nelson, UW Dept. of Horticulture.

  • Longenecker Horticultural Gardens Tour: Small Ornamental Trees

    Wednesday, May 27 • 7 pm – 8:30 pm

    This tour, led by Eileen Nelson, UW Dept. of Horticulture, will highlight some of the Arboretum’s interesting and unusual ornamental small trees.