Luminary Garden Walks
Booze & Botany
Holi (Festival of Colors)
Theatre in the Gardens

Special Events

Luminary Garden Walks

Bring your family and friends (leashed dogs are also welcome) to the Gardens for a luminary-lit walk ending at the Kitchen Garden, where you can enjoy a bonfire and hot chocolate. Bring your own marshmallows and sticks to roast over the fire. Trails are cleared for easy walking. 

Thursday, December 8, 5:30-7:30pm 

$5 per person, pre-registration not required. Cash only. 

Free for members.

Booze & Botany

Offering a curated menu of craft cocktails and complimentary dishes using a selection of fresh ingredients, sample cocktail & dish pairings from some of the most loved local mixologists & chefs. Take home the drink recipes, and buy full-sized glasses of your favorite demo from the bar. 

Thursday, July 21, 6-8:30pm at Whitewater Music Hall 

Tickets will be available for purchase beginning in June.

Holi (Festival of Colors)

monk gardens special events holi

The Indian Society of Central Wisconsin will be taking over the Gardens for a day of color and celebration, open to all ages. This event is a beautiful way to experience a traditional Indian celebration while basking in the warmth of summer, with splashes of color, kite flying, dancing, and food.

Saturday June 18th

Registration & ticket info coming soon!

Theatre in the Gardens

Peter Pan 

This NEW walking theatre experience features beloved characters from the classic tale of Peter Pan.  Follow Wendy & Peter through the Gardens turned into Neverland.  Be part of the adventure as you interact with the Lost Boys, pirates & fairies … and, perhaps, even a mermaid!

July 16th, 9am-2pm

Tickets will be available for purchase beginning in June. 

The Secret Garden 

The enchanting, Tony Award-winning musical based on Frances Hodgson Burnett’s 1911 novel is a compelling tale of forgiveness and renewal.  Orphaned in India, 11-year-old Mary Lennox returns to Yorkshire to live with her embittered, reclusive uncle Archibald and his disabled son Colin. The estate’s many wonders include a magic garden which beckons the children with haunting melodies and the “Dreamers” — spirits from Mary’s past who guide her through her new life — dramatizing The Secret Garden‘s compelling tale of forgiveness and renewal.

August 12 & 13 evening shows, gate open at 5pm & show from 5-7pm
August 13 matinee, gate open at 12pm & show from 1-3pm 

Tickets will be available for purchase beginning in July. 

Sleepy Hollow

The Monk Botanical Gardens become Sleepy Hollow for this spooky & thrilling unique walking theatre event that brings Washington Irving’s gothic classic to life. Will you become another victim of the Headless Horseman?

October 29, time TBD 

Tickets will be available for purchase beginning in October.