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 or call 574-266-2006, x105.

Winter Wonderland 2022

Michiana’s brightest and most popular holiday attraction, Winter Wonderland Holiday Lights, returns for 17 spectacular nights – bigger and brighter in 2022!
Dates: Friday-Sunday nights, November 25-27, Dec 2-4, 9-11, 16-23 (yup, 8 nights in a row!)
Times: 5:30-8:30 (admission gates close at 8:15)


For details, ticketing links and answers to all your frequently asked questions, click HERE.

Make and Take Crafting Classes

We’re helping you prepare for the holidays with these classes that will help you get creative and make some holiday gifts for you or that special someone! We provide the supplies you need to make the gift, you just show up and have fun! This would be a fun way to spend an afternoon with friends making some holiday cheer! Classes will be held on our Event Plaza in a heated tent; refreshments provided.

Saturday, December 3, 12:00-2:00 p.m. – Make and Take: Wreaths
Get creative by making your own Christmas wreath to hang on your door. Each participant will receive a 22″ Noble Fir wreath to decorate with ribbons, pinecones and ornaments. You are welcome to bring your own ornaments or lights to add!
Registration required, space is limited!
Cost: $50 (public adult) / $40 for Wellfield members
Register: Make and Take: Wreath

Saturday, December 10, 12:00 – 2:00 p.m. – Make and Take: Winter Gnome
Gnome doubt about it, your friends and family will be impressed with your holiday decoration when you tell them you’ve made it yourself! Using fresh evergreen trimmings and a tomato cage, you will create a friendly gnome to greet guests throughout the winter season.
Registration required, space is limited!
Cost: $25 (public adult) / $20 for Wellfield members
Register: Make and Take: Winter Gnome

Saturday, December 10, 12:00 – 2:00 p.m. – Make and Take: Ornaments
Registration required, space is limited!
Cost: $10 (public adult) / $8 for Wellfield members
Register: Make and Take: Ornaments

Winter Bird Walks – 1st Sunday of the month, December – March, 2:00-3:00 p.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.


Flowering Thyme is a perennial favorite in our Japanese-themed Island Garden.

All your favorite seasonal events will return in 2023, and we’ll even sprinkle in some new ones! Stay tuned as we build our 2023 calendar.

Garden of Villains

6 thoughts on “The Seasons of Wellfield

  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!

  2. 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!

  3. 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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