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.

Complimentary Membership Orientation and Update
Join Robert and Peggy Weed Executive Director Eric Garton for a (weather permitting) tour/update of the Gardens; make sure you are getting the most out of your membership! Dates are scheduled throughout the year; click the link above to view upcoming sessions and to RSVP.


Spring Splendor: Emergence

First Saturday Bird Walks
April through November – 8 a.m.
Registration is appreciated, please click HERE

Monday Evening Bird Walks
Mondays, 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

April 8 through June 10 
For more information on our bird walks, click here: Bird Walks

Annual Garden Display – Spring Emergence 
Through Memorial Day Weekend


Four Winds Garden Club Plant Sale Saturday, May 4th 8 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Mother’s Day Luncheon
Sunday, May 12, 2019 – click this link for more information and to purchase tickets! This popular event always sells out, so don’t delay in making your plans to celebrate Mom!

National Public Gardens Week– May 12-18, 2019
A Celebration of the Nation’s Public Gardens; National Public Gardens Day was created in 2009 to drive local and national exposure to the importance of building vibrant, relevant gardens committed to community enrichment and environmental responsibility through community engagement, sustainable practices and conversation.


Sensational Summer: Natural Patterns

Quilt Garden“Crocus Awakens”
May 30-September 15, 2019

A Summer Evening in the Gardens Our premier party of the year!
Thursday, June 13, 2019

Groovin’ in Gardens Summer Concert Series
Thursday Evenings at 7 pm, June 20 through August 22, 2019 (No concert on July 4)

Yoga in the Gardens– Saturdays, 9:15am – June through September

Notre Dame Shakespeare Festival Touring Company
August 2019

Taste of the Gardens Our Sensational Summer Finale! 
SUNDAY, August 25, 2019, 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Fabulous Fall

Elkhart County Symphony Orchestra presents “Heroes and Legends – Music of Stage & Screen”– Sunday, September 8, 2019

Salvation Army Feast to Feed – Sunday, September 8, 2019

Scarecrow Picnic – Sunday, September 22, 2019

Monsters in the Garden – Saturday, October 19, 2019

Elkhart County Museum Association – Free Day  – Saturday, November 9, 2019

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

Gardens are open 12-5 pm

Winter Wonderland

Winter Wonderland Holiday Lights 
Returns November 22 – December 27, 2019!

Where’s Santa? Holiday Hunt – Friday, November 29, 2019
In partnership with Michiana Pay It Forward Foundation and in support of Toys for Tots, a special evening at Winter Wonderland Holiday Lights

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.


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




  1. Pingback: Fabulous Fall starts now! « Wellfield Botanic Gardens

  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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