We found a jewel in Green Bay and the name of this treasure is the Green Bay Botanical Garden. What a delightful scene greeted us at every turn. Here are just a few of the images that I captured during our visit.
The Garden was originally an apple orchard owned by the William Larsen family, the apples being canned as applesauce and sold at the company store, and when the Garden entered into a long-term lease with Northeast Wisconsin Technical College and was opened to the public in 1996, a small portion of the orchard was retained as part of the garden setting.
A view of the Marguerite Kress Oval Garden; this garden contains not only gorgeous roses and pretty perennials but this touching sculpture of Marguerite as she sits listening to her husband George playing his violin.
Atop a hill stands the Stumpf Belvedere. An example of an early Grecian gazebo; stars, clouds and moon are cut into roof providing a romantic setting for wedding photos.
A view of the Vanderperren English Cottage Garden and Meredith B Rose Cottage featuring an old-fashioned mix of flowers, herbs and vegetables.
The Gertrude B Nielsen Children’s Garden is a world of enchantment with colorful flowers, a dragonfly bridge, giant sun-dial and Peter Rabbit’s Garden as well as a tree house, vine maze, butterfly garden, and giant slide.
If you love gardens, as I do, and you’re in the Green Bay area, I recommend that you visit the Botanic Garden there. It’s a beautiful place with lots to see.