The Seasons of Wellfield

NOTE: Wellfield is open with a Modified Visitation Plan – please keep checking here for updates on our evolving protocols, events, and programming.

2021 at Wellfield Botanic Gardens celebrates a Year of Peace!

Each of our seasons will celebrate peace in its own way, whether in the Gardens, during our events, or just however you want to experience peace when you visit!

Spring Splendor 2021 – “Emerging Peace”

Wednesday Bird Walks – Every Wednesday, 5-6 p.m. Click HERE for more information and to register!

Ecological Boot Camp – Wellfield is pleased to offer our popular Gardening Boot Camp class series, this year with an earth-friendly focus! If you’ve recently purchased a home, or you really want to change up how you care for your little plot of earth, this Introduction to Eco-Friendly Gardening series is just for you. Join us for one or all of the sessions to learn from special guest instructors and Wellfield Horticulture staff as they share their passion and tell you all you need to know to begin caring for your garden.

Classes are held on Tuesdays April 20, 27 & May 4, 11,18 from 4-6 p.m.

Classes are $20 each for Adults – Wellfield Members receive a 20% discount! Or, sign up for the series and pay $80, and you’ll get one class free! Wellfield Members save 20%, and pay just $16 per class or $64 for the series!

Classes will be held outdoors, with social distancing enforced. Masks will be required. Class notes will be available on Google Docs and shared with students prior to class.


Topics include:

Tuesday, April 20- Organic Lawn Care – Brett Pepper 

Tuesday, April 27- Soil Health & Composting – Brett Pepper

Tuesday, May 4- Vegetable Gardening 101 – Kelly Tooker

Tuesday, May 11- Small Fruit and Tree Growing 101 – Jon Weaver

Tuesday, May 18- Perennial Design and Care 101 – Wellfield Horticulture Staff

Sensational Summer 2021 – “Growing Peace”:

Quilt Garden  – Wellfield Botanic Gardens is thrilled to present its Quilt Garden Exhibit for 2021: “Peace Flower”, on display May 30-September 30, 2021

Yoga in the Gardens – Returns, May 2021

Summer Evenings in the Gardens September 9 – – Our gala dinner event giving thanks to our supporters! More details coming soon…

Groovin’ in Gardens Summer Concert Series  – Returns June 2021!

盆栽 Bonsai ShowJuly 31 – August 1, 2021. Bigger and better in 2021! Stay tuned for details, or email us at if you have questions about becoming a vendor or exhibitor.

Taste of the Gardens – Sunday, August 22

Fabulous Fall 2021 – “Extending Peace”

Elkhart County Symphony Garden Tour at WellfieldReturns, Fall 2021

Tsukimi / Moon Viewing Festival – Returns in 2021

Monsters in the Garden – Returns October 16, 2021

Veteran’s Day – November 11
FREE ADMISSION for Active and Retired Military, Open 12-5 pm
Thank you for your service!

Any questions, please email us at

Winter Wonderland Holiday Lights“Peace and Light”

Join us for our “Million Lights” Winter Wonderland Holiday Lights Show – bigger and brighter in 2021!

Returns Friday, November 27 – Sunday, Dec 26, 2021 (Closed Christmas Eve and Christmas Day)

For more information or questions about our programs email or call 574-266-2006, x105.


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    • Hi Brenda,
      We offer free admission for retired and active Military on Veteran’s day, and caregivers of those with disabilities receive free admission. Are you an Elkhart County resident? Thanks to a generous grant from the Elkhart County Community Foundation, we offer free admission to Elkhart County residents on Tuesdays. Just present your ID at our Visitors Cottage for proof of residence. Hope this helps!


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