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Wellfield HUD

“Landscapes provide life” is a central message Wellfield Botanic Gardens emphasizes to garden guests and in operational practice. Our urban and suburban landscapes enrich and can provide life physically, mentally, and spiritually for all residents: human, plant and animal. They already do, whether we like it or not, so it makes sense to intentionally design … Continue reading

Growing Community

“Growing Community.” Gardening puns aside, it’s a key piece of our Mission at Wellfield Botanic Gardens that really enticed my relocation from another Garden in southern California almost two years ago. The vision that Wellfield could not only be a place that educates, inspires, and fosters stewardship of our environment, but that purposefully positions itself … Continue reading

Have you seen the lineup for our Education Symposium on May 6?

If you were inspired by environmental awareness, education, and sustainability on Earth Day, be sure to check out our NEW education event on Saturday, May 6 from 8 am-2 pm: Education Symposium – “Garden Dialogues”, a collaborative program between Wellfield Botanic Gardens and the Four Winds Garden Club of Elkhart. Net proceeds benefit Wellfield Botanic Gardens, thanks … Continue reading

Happy Earth Day 2017!

While EVERYday at Wellfield is Earth Day, TODAY, April 22 is special. It marks the anniversary of the birth of the modern environmental movement in 1970. The original Earth Day in 1970 marked the true beginning of an emerging environmental consciousness, putting those efforts on the front page. The original idea for a national day … Continue reading

Hydrangea Pruning: The Manager’s Cut

As mentioned in last week’s post, there are two groups of shrubs I receive more questions about than all the rest. We discussed various aspects of rose care last week, so now on to the second group: hydrangeas. Confusion still abounds, despite many recent improvements through plant breeding. Matters are not helped by some disagreement … Continue reading


As I sit down to write this blog the word that comes to mind is excitement.  This is an exciting time of year. There is so much happening in the Gardens.  Everything is coming to life and the spring flowers are magical in scent and beauty, but the most excitement I see is when students … Continue reading