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.

Sensational Summer: Natural Patterns

“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., April 8 to June 10. Free with admission, registration is appreciated.
Yoga in the Gardens – Begins June 1!! 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! – June 13, 2019, honoring supporters of Wellfield Botanic Gardens. Wellfield closes to the public at 3pm on this special evening to provide exclusive access to our closest friends and supporters. Enjoy a stroll through the gardens during the pre-dinner cocktail party with passed hors d’oeuvres and full bar before being seated for dinner. Savor a top-notch, delectable dinner from Navarre Hospitality as well as delicious wine pairings from Tiedemann Wines. Relax during words of thanks from the Board of Directors, a brief State-of-the-Gardens update address from the Robert and Peggy Weed Executive Director, Eric Garton and hear from special guests. Individual, all-inclusive tickets are $200 per person. Tables seat 8 guests. Register online, at our Visitors Cottage, or call 574-266-2006 to register by phone. Registration closes June 6th.
Groovin’ in Gardens Summer Concert SeriesThursdays, June 20 – August 22, 2019 (no concert on July 4th). Save by purchasing Season Passes! Member discounts apply – see our website, or ask our staff for more info.
Taste of the GardensOur Sensational Summer Finale! SUNDAY, August 25, 2019 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. Enjoy a gorgeous summer day at Michiana’s most beautiful outdoor location while perusing fine art, listening to live music and enjoying a sampling of the area’s tastiest food and drinks. Wellfield comes alive with art, music, food and FUN at this popular festival, attracting guests from around the region. You’ll love what’s in store! Save money with discounted presale tickets for Taste of the Gardens – – just $8 for Adults. Entry Ticket Sales begin June 2019. Tickets at the gate are $10. Buy online or in person at our Visitors Cottage in advance, you’ll save money and avoid the ticket lines when entering. Children 12 and under are free of charge with an adult.

Fabulous Fall

Salvation Army Feast to Feed– Saturday, September 7, 2019

Elkhart County Symphony Orchestra presents “Heroes and Legends – Music of Stage & Screen”– 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
Friday and Saturday evenings 5:30-8:30 pm, November 29 through December 28, 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.

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

Mother’s Day LuncheonSunday May 10, 2020

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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