2021: The Year of Peace

Our Winter Wonderland 2021 season highlights “Peace & Light” as we enjoy a holiday season filled with activities that exemplify Peace. As for the Light part, are you looking for tickets or information about our Winter Wonderland Holiday Lights show (this year featuring 1 million lights!)?
If you’re attending Holiday Lights, please use this map to guide you through the construction:

Wellfield Event Access as of 11-26-2021

Wellfield is open Tuesday through Sunday, 12-5 pm, Closed on Mondays. Last admission granted at 4:40 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.

Please note: Special Hours apply for Winter Wonderland Holiday Lights.
We will be closed on:
Thanksgiving Day: Thursday, November 25
Christmas Eve: Friday, December 24
Christmas Day: Saturday, December 25

Wellfield also be closed Monday, December 27 – Friday, January 7th

Winter Hours begin Saturday, January 8 – open 12-5 Saturdays and Sundays, weather permitting.

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Please continue to access Wellfield for general admission from the south on Main Street. The intersection at Simonton Street and Main Street is closed due to construction. Overflow Parking is available in the lot on the northeast corner of Simonton and Main, accessible from the north.

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 4:40 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 11-26-2021)

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 Tuesday through Sunday, 12-5 pm, Closed on Mondays. Last admission at 4:40.
  • Masks are recommended in all indoor spaces at Wellfield; please respect others’ decisions to wear one or not.
  • Credit card transactions preferred. For admission pricing and membership options, click on “Support” or “Plan Your Visit” in the top menu. Members receive free general 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.
  • Get social with us at:

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.

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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