The Seasons of Wellfield

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!

Flowering Thyme in the Island Garden, May 2021

Sensational Summer 2021 – “Growing Peace”

Wellfield / Beacon Health Weekly Wellness WalksEvery Monday at 11:30 a.m.
In partnership with Beacon Health’s “City Walk” series, we’re offering a chance to take a walk in the Gardens with a Beacon Fitness professional and a knowledgeable Wellfield staff or volunteer. Get outside, get some steps in, and see what’s new at the Gardens! These walks are free with paid admission, Wellfield or Beacon membership, and will last about an hour. Click HERE to register for the next walk! Beacon members, please register with them directly by clicking HERE.

Stories in the GardensEvery Tuesday, 5:30-6 p.m.
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. Elkhart County residents receive free admission on Tuesdays w/proof of residency, if you would like to visit prior to Stories, please register HERE. Stories will be held in our Children’s Garden and is intended for kids up to age 6. NOTE: as the Gardens close at 6 p.m., when Stories is over, we ask that the group exit the Gardens together. If you’d like to walk, please do so before Stories begins.

Wednesday Bird Walks Every Wednesday, 5-6:30 p.m. Click HERE for more information and to register!

Groovin’ in Gardens Summer Concert Series
Thursdays, June 17 – August 19! Wellfield closes to the public at 5 p.m. each Thursday and gates reopen at 6! Click the link for more information and to purchase your tickets!

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 Wednesdays at 6 p.m. or Saturdays at 9:15 a.m.! June through September. Click HERE to register or to learn more.

Tai Chi in the Gardens – In partnership with Beacon Health, join us Mondays at 3 p.m., June through September. Join instructor Swan Mishler for a relaxing class that will help calm your mind, improve balance and flexibility. Click HERE for more information, or HERE to register.

Elkhart County Symphony “Musical Origami: Kaleidoscope of Music, Art & Nature” – Wellfield is thrilled to partner with the Elkhart County Symphony Orchestra again this year to bring an afternoon of live music to the gardens! Join us Sunday, July 11, from 4-6:30 p.m. Click HERE to purchase tickets!

盆栽 Bonsai ShowJuly 31 – August 1, 2021. Bigger and better in 2021! Join us for 2 days of Bonsai fun! Whether you’re a novice or experienced bonsai exhibitor, vendor or just a gardener looking to learn more – there is something for you. Click HERE to learn more.

Taste of the Gardens – Sunday, August 22, 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Fabulous Fall 2021 – “Extending Peace”

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

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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