2021: The Year of Peace

Our Sensational Summer season highlights Growing Peace as we emerge to a new season filled with potential, opportunity, and special events and activities that exemplify Peace.


Wellfield Access during 2021 Watermainaggedon (2)

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 info@wellfieldgardens.org, or give us a call at 574-266-2006 ext. 105!


Here’s what you can expect when you arrive! (updated 6-19-2021)

Wellfield’s Modified Visitation Plan continues to prioritize the health and safety of all while allowing for enjoyment of our botanic garden.

  • Wellfield is open for general admission 7 days a week, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Last admission at 5:40. NOTE: On Thursdays from June 17-Aug 19, the Gardens will close at 5 p.m. so we may prepare for Groovin’ (gates open at 6).
  • Masks are optional in all spaces at Wellfield; please respect others’ decisions to wear one or not.
  • Credit card transactions preferred. 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)
  • 1-2 groups in the Visitors Cottage at once, please.
  • Our gift shop is open, and has 4 amazing OrigamiintheGardens “Inside Out” sculptures – be sure to check them out!
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We appreciate your support. If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to us at info@wellfieldgardens.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.

Eric Garton
Robert and Peggy Weed Executive Director
Wellfield Botanic Gardens


Immerse yourself in every season at Wellfield Botanic Gardens! Experience the unique events, diverse educational programs, garden exhibits, and seasonal gifts throughout the year at Michiana’s most beautiful location.

Now through October 17th! Wellfield hosts OrigamiintheGarden2 (OiG2), presented by the Community Foundation of Elkhart County. OiG2 is a traveling art installation featuring 21 unique sculpture pieces creating 17 unique displays around Wellfield’s 36 acres. It will be on display April 24 through October 17. For full exhibit details click here.

Thanks for visiting our webpage; like our Facebook page, follow us on Instagram or Twitter, email us at info@wellfieldgardens.org, or give us a call at 574-266-2006, x105 to reach our Visitors Cottage with questions.

Click Here to plan your visit.
Click Here to view our upcoming events.
Consider an Annual Membership to enjoy Wellfield throughout the year! 

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