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October 2021

Your Support in Action: A Bustling Summer on the Grounds

October 27, 2021|Notes from the Gardens|

After a quiet Summer in 2020, the grounds crew was ready for some noise in the garden. We were fortunate to hire three AmeriCorps Interns for the summer of 2021. Each intern brought a plethora of experience, knowledge, and unique personalities that benefitted the gardens greatly. With the help of [...]

A New Garden Gem

October 14, 2021|Notes from the Gardens|

A new garden gem, the Master Gardeners’ Shade and Hosta Garden, is now open for you to enjoy. The garden is a collaborative effort by the North Central Wisconsin Master Gardeners and the Monk Botanical Gardens. Take in the expanded view from the Tree House. Browse the new pathways and [...]

July 2021

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May 2021

Ecological Relationships at Monk Botanical Gardens

May 26, 2021|Notes from the Gardens|

Up to this point, my professional career as a Scientific Illustrator has been marked by a fascination with life science, environmental education, and science communication. I have spent the last two summers interning at the Monk Botanical Gardens where I was first their horticulture intern and then their education intern [...]

April 2021

We Welcome Tiffany Rodriguez-Lee to our Team!

April 8, 2021|Notes from the Gardens|

We are excited to announce that Tiffany Rodriguez-Lee has joined the Monk Botanical Gardens Team! She will help the Gardens continue to grow and connect the community with our mission as our first Development Director. "The Gardens is growing exponentially in programs, events, new gardens, and team members. Tiffany will [...]

March 2021

Your Support in Action: Exciting New Projects at the Gardens

March 24, 2021|Notes from the Gardens|

Because of your support, there are some fantastic garden improvements planned for this growing season! Monk Botanical Gardens is now an All-American Selections Display Garden. Horticulture team members and volunteers will be installing a display bed by the front entrance to encompass this year’s All American Selection (AAS) Landscape Design [...]

Curiosity and Discovery Nurtured in Monk Gardens’ After School Program

March 24, 2021|Notes from the Gardens|

The After School in the Gardens program offers children what they need most; screen-free time spent outdoors, engaging in active learning and exploration. For each session, our educators come prepared with planned activities that will spark wonder in participants. From there, we let the session progress naturally and encourage unstructured, [...]

February 2021

Seed Starting

February 9, 2021|Notes from the Gardens|

It’s that time of year again! My stack of seed catalogs is pulling at my green thumb. I can’t help but flip through the pages every night and imagine what my garden might look like. All of the pictures and descriptions give me hope that the winter weather will break, [...]

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