The Seasons of Wellfield

2022 at Wellfield Botanic Gardens celebrates a Year of Connections!

After the challenges we’ve all faced over the past couple of years, we can all agree on the need to connect. Each of our seasons will celebrate “connections” in its own way, whether you are visiting the Gardens to connect with nature, or friends and family or yourself!

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

Any questions, please email us at info@wellfieldgardens.org.

Spring Splendor 2022

Beacon Health Nature Walks Mondays, 12-12:45 p.m.
In partnership with Beacon Health, join us for this lunchtime walk around the Gardens. The walk is led by Beacon Health and is free with admission to the Gardens (free to Wellfield members) and free to Beacon Health members – please show proof of membership to receive free admission (a $10 value). Participants are welcome to wander the Gardens after the walk for as long as they would like. The walk will take place rain or shine! Registration is not required-just meet at our Visitors Cottage!

Stories in the GardensReturns May 3, 2022
In partnership with the Elkhart Public Library, Wellfield is excited to bring Stories in the Gardens to the community! This family-friendly event is held every Tuesday from 5:30 – 6 p.m. This program is free with Wellfield membership or paid admission.

Bird Walks – Join us on Tuesdays at 4 p.m.! This program is free with Wellfield membership or paid admission. Reciprocal garden memberships honored, up to the 2 adults named on that garden’s membership card. Ages 13+, please. Click HERE to register now for any of our upcoming walks!

Drop-in Activities – These fun, family-friendly programs will happen periodically throughout the year. Check our calendar (click the link at the top of the page) for more information. These programs are free with admission to the Gardens; some require registration so we can plan for supplies. Upcoming Drop-in Activities:

Quilt Garden  – Wellfield’s Quilt Garden Exhibit for 2022: “Fresh Connections”, will be on display late May-September, 2022

Sensational Summer 2022

Stories in the Gardens
In partnership with the Elkhart Public Library, Wellfield is excited to bring Stories in the Gardens to the community! This family-friendly event is held every Tuesday (starting May 3rd) from 5:30 – 6 p.m. This program is free with Wellfield membership or paid admission.

Bird Walks – Join us on Tuesdays at 4 p.m. This program is free with Wellfield membership or paid admission. Reciprocal garden membership honored, up to the 2 adults named on that garden’s membership card. Ages 13+, please. Click HERE to register now for any of our upcoming walks!

Groovin’ in Gardens Summer Concert Series
Returns on Thursdays, June 16 – August 18, 2022! Check out the 10-concert lineup and purchase tickets here. Members receive discounted tickets – – save even more with discounted season tickets!

Quilt Garden  – Wellfield’s Quilt Garden Exhibit for 2022: “Fresh Connections”, will be on display late May-September, 2022

Yoga in the Gardens Wednesdays at 6:00 p.m. and Saturdays at 9:15 a.m.! Returns, June through September 2022.

Taste of the Gardens – Returns Sunday, August 28, 2022! 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Fabulous Fall 2022

Monsters in the Garden – Returns October 2022, with a new weekly series of family-friendly events! 10-12 a.m. on Saturday mornings (excl Saturday, October 15). Stay tuned for more information about these family-friendly drop-in activities!

Garden of Villains – Join us on Friday, October 14 & Saturday, October 15 from 6-9 p.m. each night as we partner with the Hall of Heroes museum to present a spooky spectacular that’s sure to delight all ages, whether you side with the “heroes” or the “villains”! More info to come!!

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

10 thoughts on “The Seasons of Wellfield

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    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!

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  4. 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!

  5. 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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