2023 at Wellfield Botanic Gardens
celebrates a Year of New Horizons!
In 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, new classes or events we’re offering, or new horizons you see as you visit the Gardens.
Bookmark this page and visit frequently to see what we have going on. See you at the Gardens!
For more information or questions about our programs email email@example.com or call 574-266-2006, x105.
Friday, October 6, 2023 and Saturday, October 7, 2023
6:00 P.M. – 9:00 P.M. (last admission at 8:15 p.m. nightly)
What’s Happening at Wellfield?
Public Open House
Upcoming sessions TBD
Wellfield is thrilled to announce the commencement of the public phase of an ambitious capital campaign supporting the Events and Visitors Center Expansion Project.
Created nearly 20 years ago, the Master Plan for Wellfield Botanic Gardens foresaw the attraction Wellfield has now become, with over 75,000 visitors per year and true regional impact. The Project realizes four key master plan features—a new 12,000 sq.ft. Visitors Center with event capacity, an Open Air Pavilion, relocation and repurposing of the existing Visitors Cottage, and increased parking capacity.
We’re inviting you to visit the Gardens and learn more about our expansion! During these hours, admission to the Gardens will be FREE, and you’ll have a chance to speak with Wellfield’s Executive Director regarding the project. We hope you’ll stop by and see how you can help us grow!
Yoga in the Gardens
Saturdays through October with yogi Barb Naranche 10:15-11:15 a.m.
Members: $8 per class or SAVE with a 10-Class Punch Card $72
Public: $10 per class or SAVE with a 10-Class Punch Card $90
Family Drop-In Activities
Free with admission to the Gardens or Wellfield membership
Monsters in the Garden
Saturday, October 21 11 a.m.-2 p.m. on our Event Plaza – free with admission or membership to the Gardens.
We’ll have some scary fun with:
– Daragh Deegan, Aquatic Biologist with the City of Elkhart, will be showing off fish from Christiana Creek;
– Tim Shier from the Indiana DNR will be here talking about bats;
– Crystal Van Pelt from Purdue Extension will help us learn about creepy bugs and spiders;
– Foxwood Raptor & Wildlife Rehabilitation Center will be here with some of their rescues;
– South Bend River Basin Commission will be here talking about our water supply and macroinvertebrates.
Saturdays through September, 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.