The Seasons of Wellfield

2023 at Wellfield Botanic Gardens celebrates a Year of New Horizons!

We’re looking ahead as we face 2023! Each of our seasons will celebrate “new horizons” in its own way, whether it is through new projects we have going on in the Gardens, or new horizons you are facing as you visit the Gardens.

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

All your favorite seasonal events and programs return in 2023, and we’ll even sprinkle in some new ones! Bookmark this page and visit frequently to see what we have going on. See you at the Gardens!

Spring Splendor

Your favorite Spring events and programs, including Bird Walks, Yoga in the Gardens, Stories in the Gardens and others will return!

Drop-in Activity: Spring Break Craft!
Saturday, April 1 (No foolin’!) 12:30-2:30 in our Children’s Garden

This program will be free with admission to the Gardens. We’ll read our new StoryWalk book, “Wonder Walkers”, by Micha Archer, and have a make and take craft – grass heads! This program will take place rain or shine, so dress for the weather!

Drop-in Activity: Celebrate Earth Day!
Saturday, April 22 12:30-2:30 in our Children’s Garden

This program will be free with admission to the Gardens. Stay tuned for more info!

El Dia del Niño
Sunday, April 30, 12:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. in our Children’s Garden

Bring the family out for some fun activities in our Children’s Garden, stay for a walk in the Gardens! Mark your calendar now, and stay tuned for more info-we’ve got some great activities planned!

Bird Walks
Saturdays, April 22 – September 30, 9:30-11:00 a.m.

Join Audubon Society member and Indiana Master Naturalist Mary Kauffmann-Kennel for family-friendly bird walks along Wellfield trails to see and hear the numerous bird species that live and frequent our wonderful habitat.

Dress for the weather, wear comfortable walking shoes, bring any bird guide books you have and binoculars (not required). Beginning and experienced birders are welcome. The walk generally lasts about an hour or so. Registration is appreciated – click HERE.

Four Winds Garden Club Plant Sale
Saturday, May 6, 2023, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Welcome to the Four Winds Garden Club annual plant sale at Wellfield Botanic Gardens! 

The plant sale offers a variety of perennial and annual plants, ‘Ask-An-Expert’ opportunities, and a garden boutique featuring new and gently used garden tools and décor.

Proceeds from the sale benefit Wellfield Botanic Gardens.

Enjoy FREE ADMISSION to Wellfield Botanic Gardens through 1 p.m. on Saturday, May 6, 2023.

Wellfield Health & Wellness Program Information Table
Saturday, May 6, 2023, 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Here’s your chance to learn more about health and wellness classes at Wellfield Botanic Gardens! 

Meet the instructors, learn about class offerings, including yoga, tai chi, wellness walks and our NEW Sound Mind series with author Kelly Wiseman. Here’s your chance to ask questions!

Enjoy FREE ADMISSION to Wellfield Botanic Gardens through 1 p.m. on Saturday, May 6, 2023.

Sensational Summer

Stay tuned for details on all your favorite Summer events and programs, including Groovin’ in the Gardens, Yoga in the Gardens, Stories in the Gardens and more!

Groovin’ in the Gardens – Thursdays, June 22 – August 24
Michiana’s favorite concert series returns! Gardens close at 5, gates open at 6, concerts start at 7. Stay tuned for lineup and ticketing details!

Fabulous Fall

Thursday, September 7 – Evening in the Gardens
6 pm cocktail hour with live music | 7 pm seating for dinner

Our premier party of the year honoring and celebrating our supporters returns on September 7, 2023! Wellfield closes early to the public on this special evening to provide exclusive access to our closest friends and supporters. Experience an evening stroll through the gardens during the pre-dinner cocktail party, listen to live music, and enjoy passed hors d’oeuvres and full bar before being seated for dinner. Enjoy a top-notch, delectable dinner from Navarre Catering and Events. Hear words of thanks from the Board of Directors, a brief State-of-the-Gardens update address from the Robert and Peggy Weed Executive Director, Eric Garton, and help us congratulate our 2023 Spirit of Wellfield Award Winners.

Garden of Villains

Our first Garden of Villains event, presented in partnership with Hall of Heroes Super Hero Museum, was a blast! We can’t wait to do it all again on Friday, October 6 & Saturday, October 7, 2023!

Winter Wonderland 2023 – returns for 18 nights beginning November 24, 2023!
As always, bigger and brighter!

Winter Wonderland
(January – March)

The Great Backyard Bird Count – returns, February 2024

Sparkly Winter Walks – returns, Winter 2024!

7 thoughts on “The Seasons of Wellfield

  1. ninacwbg

    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!

  2. M. K. Netherland

    Groovin in the Garden 2021 was fabulous fun. Loved the new location. Cannot wait for the 2022 series and more great dance and listening music.

    1. ninacwbg

      Us, too! We are busy getting Groovin’ 2022 set up now and are cooking up some new things; mark your calendar for June 16th when we help open Jazz Fest!

  3. Lauren

    What is the best date to see the tulip gardens?

    Hi Lauren,
    While many factors determine when the peak blooming time is for our spring annuals, it’s usually a safe bet that they will be blooming in early-mid May. The best way to know for sure is to follow us on Facebook or Instagram, as we post photos there regularly in-season. You can also call us, or email info@wellfieldgardens to find out more. Hope you enjoy visiting!

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