Our Spring Splendor season highlights Emerging Peace as we emerge to a new season filled with potential, opportunity, and special events and activities that exemplify Peace.
Wellfield Botanic Gardens is now in our ‘Spring and Summer Season’ hours, open 7 days a week, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Last admission granted at 5:40 p.m. for general admission. As always, if conditions are dangerous due to weather or other factors out of our control, we do reserve the right to close.
Visiting on a Tuesday? Are you an Elkhart County Resident?
Thanks to a generous grant from the Community Foundation of Elkhart County, you can receive free admission to the Gardens on Tuesday with prior registration.
CLICK HERE to choose your Tuesday and your time to visit.
You can arrive any time during that 2 hour window – last admission is at 5:40 p.m.
Once you arrive, show us your registration confirmation along with proof of Elkhart County residency for all adults in your party to gain admission. Wellfield members: you don’t need to register, you can visit any time. Not from Elkhart County? You don’t need to register – we’ll welcome you at our Visitors Cottage just like any other day!
Questions? Please check our Facebook page, email email@example.com, or give us a call at 574-266-2006 ext. 105!
Here’s what you can expect when you arrive! (updated 5-13-2021)
Based on recent changes to COVID-19 requirements at the State level, as well as in consideration of our Elkhart County Health Officer’s written recommendations on May 12, Wellfield’s Modified Visitation Plan continues to prioritize the health and safety of all while allowing for enjoyment of our botanic garden.
After parking, approach the Visitors Cottage. You will be greeted by friendly staff and volunteers wearing face coverings. They will invite you inside and manage the foot traffic through Visitors Cottage to encourage social distancing in the small space. Please read our Modified Visitation Plan:
- Wellfield is open for general admission 7 days a week, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Last admission at 5:40.
- When approaching the Visitors Cottage, please maintain physical distancing from other parties and wait until you are welcomed inside by staff or volunteers.
- Please wear face coverings indoors (including the Visitors Cottage and Garden restroom building) and outdoors when physical distancing is not possible.
- Credit card transactions only. For admission pricing and membership options visit wellfieldgardens.org. Members receive free admission every day.
- If it’s a Tuesday, and you’re an Elkhart County resident, you’ll need to register in advance to receive free admission. (See above for details and a link to register) Space in the Gardens is limited!
- 1-2 groups in the Visitors Cottage at once, please.
- Please maintain physical distancing from others not in your household.
- Our gift shop is open! Access is limited by social distancing. Please shop with your eyes first.
- Refer back to this page for updates as the situation continues to evolve, or get social with us at:
We appreciate your support. If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 574-266-2006, ext 105. And thank you for doing YOUR part in making our community a wonderful and safe place to live, work, and play.
Robert and Peggy Weed Executive Director
Wellfield Botanic Gardens