The Seasons of Wellfield

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.

To view upcoming Educational programming, visit our Education Page.

Winter Wonderland

Weekly Wellness Walks 2nd, 3rd, 4th Wednesdays at 12 p.m., January through March*
In partnership with Beacon Health and Wellness, join us for these weekly walks led by knowledgeable Wellfield Staff and Volunteers to enjoy the Gardens in guided winter exploration experience.

Meet at our Visitors Cottage. Walks are free with registration, click here to register.
Walks are limited to the first 12 registrants.
Dress for the weather, you will be outside!
*if weather is severe, please check our website or Facebook page for closing information.

Sound of the Environment 1st Wednesday of every month throughout the year.
Presented in partnership with Beacon Health, Sound of the Environment is a FREE community conversation about environmental sustainability, wellness, and quality of life here in Michiana.

During the winter months, or in times of inclement weather, the meeting will be held at Beacon Health & Fitness Elkhart, 200 E Jackson Blvd,
Elkhart IN, 46516 – (574) 389-5580

Registration appreciated – click HERE to register!

National Squirrel Appreciation Day – January 21 (Annually)
An unofficial holiday started by North Carolina wildlife rehabilitator Christy McKeown in 2001. Join us on Facebook for an engaging, interactive day of trivia, fun facts, and other squirrel-related antics from dawn til dusk, celebrating our furry friends.

Winter Celebration DaySunday, February 9, 12 – 3 p.m.
Wellfield’s first event of 2020 as a part of Kisetsu: The Year of the Island Garden 2020 – – is inspired by the Japanese Snow Festival (Yuki matsuri).

Our event will feature Japanese foods, music, and live ice-sculpting demonstration by local ice carver Greg Beachey.
Stay tuned for more details, coming soon!

Winter Wonderland Holiday Lights
Returns November 27, 2020 – even bigger, even brighter!

Spring Splendor 2020:

First Saturday Bird Walks

Monday Evening Bird Walks
Mondays, 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. – 
Dates TBD
For more information on our bird walks, click here: Bird Walks

CAPS Superhero 5KApril 2020

Four Winds Garden Club Plant Sale May 2020

National Public Gardens WeekMay 7 – 17, 2020

Sensational Summer 2020:

“Crocus Awakens” Quilt GardenSummer 2019

First Saturday Bird Walks   8 a.m., April – November. Free with admission, registration is appreciated.
Monday Evening Bird Walks5:30 – 6:30 p.m. Free with admission, registration is appreciated. Click HERE to register.
Yoga in the Gardens Saturdays, June through September 9:15 a.m. – tickets available online or in our Visitors Cottage. Buy ahead and save! Member discounts apply.

A Summer Evening in the Gardens Our premier party of the year! Returns June 2020

Groovin’ in Gardens Summer Concert Series
Returns June 2020!

Taste of the GardensOur Sensational Summer Finale!
Returns SUNDAY, August 23, 2020 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Fabulous Fall

Yoga in the Gardens – returns in 2020!

Scarecrow Picnic
Returns Sunday, September 20, 2020

Monsters in the Garden
Returns Saturday, October 17, 2020

Veteran’s Day (observed)
Sunday, November 10, 2019
FREE ADMISSION Active and Retired Military

Gardens are open 12-5 pm

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





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  2. I heard about your winter events on the radio,,is it true that you have fire pits that the public can come out and enjoy ? if so can I please get some info about it,like times and days it will be going on..Thank you,Dave Geesaman Elkhart..

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