Gardens and grounds:
Open 7 days a week from dawn to dusk.
The Scheig Learning Center building hours are:
The Scheig Learning Center will be closed on Memorial Day-Monday, May 27th
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Support Gardens 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.
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.
Music in the Gardens & Ice Cream Social
Wed, June 12; 6pm-8pm
June is dairy month. Celebrate at the Garden's with Cold Stone Creamery ice cream (with all the fixings) and live bluegrass music. Bring a blanket, or bring your dancing shoes, and enjoy the down to earth stylings of BURNT TOAST & JAM while surrounded by summer blooms. $3 per person, ages 5 & under are free. Registration is appreciated.
Heirloom Plant Sale
The plant sale was a huge success! Thank you to our volunteers and to our plant growers: The Plant Station, Reynebeau's, Carol Catlin, Grace Wanta, & Connie Ward. And, of course, thank you to those who came to the sale!
Debbie Daanen MAY Photo Session Specials at the Gardens
Mother & children-
Mother & children portrait sessions in the Gardens with a $20 session fee, which will be a direct donation to Gardens of the Fox Cities.
There will also be discounts on prints and specialty items (example: $5 off photo cuff bracelets)
Fairies in the Gardens-
A fairy dress up shoot at the Gardens with a $20 session fee, which will be a direct donation to Gardens of the Fox Cities.
Bring your little lady in her favorite "flower girl" outfit or borrow one of Debbie's tutus & wings for a one-of-a-kind portrait session!
These specials are only available now through the end of May. Call Debbie to book your appointment at 920-739-3249.
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: 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.
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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. 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.
Luna Moths -Wed, Aug 14; 6:00pm-6:45pm
$3 for Garden members, $5 for general public. Registration is appreciated.
Mosaic Birdbath & Wrought-Iron Stand -Tues, May 21, 5:30-9:00 pm Instructor: David Calhoun, Swanstone Gardens, Green Bay. Your birds will love this fancy birdbath. Use one of our starter designs - sun or gecko - then fill in the background with colorful stained glass to create your own mosaic masterpiece. There will be many glass colors to choose from. Member Price: $65; Reg. Price: $75 - Registration is closed as this class is full.
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. Members: $9; Public: $12
Pre-registration for all adult workshops is required. Call 920-750-5462 or email email@example.com