Get to the Gardens
Tours at the Gardens
Photography in the Gardens
In Wausau, WI

The Gardens are OPEN Daily


March 14th-September 30th 7am-7pm
October 1st-March 13th 7:30am-4:30pm
The Gardens is closed Sept 26th-Nov 9th for our new Blossom of Lights event! 

There is no fee to enjoy the gardens, but donations are always appreciated (suggested $5 per person).

Most of our trails are accessible via wheelchair. We have many benches along all trails to rest and recover. We currently do not have any wheelchairs available but can accommodate three people during any of our tours or events via a golf cart. To reserve this service please call 715-261-6309.

If you are planning a visit for a group of 10 or more individuals, please call ahead to arrange a staff-led tour or education program. 

Bathrooms are closed to the public from December-March.

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  • Dogs are welcome on leash.  Please pick up after them and keep them on trails.

  • No bikes, skate boards, scooters are allowed.

  • No weapons of any kind are allowed onsite or in the parking areas.

  • No smoking is allowed in the Gardens or parking areas.

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Summer Tours

Learn more about the Gardens through a one-hour tour of the grounds. Walks are led rain or shine and are entirely outdoors, please dress for the weather and meet at the main gate. 

Saturdays at 10am & 2pm June-July (no tours on June 18th or July 16th) 
Saturday Aug 6th & 20th and September 10th & 24th at 10am 

No registration required.

$5 per person, free for members. 

Private Tours 

We can take your group, no matter what the size, on a scheduled tour of Monk. Email your request to [email protected].


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Take your next Memorable Photo at Monk Botanical Gardens

The Garden is a beautiful, year-round space for photographers to capture nature’s beauty or take memorable photos. The photography guidelines outlined here are intended for all guests. However, a permit is necessary for those who wish to use the Garden’s setting as the background for posed photography or commercial videos. This includes wedding, family, engagement, senior photos, maternity, quinceañera or the like and all other commercial 

Use of the Garden for photography is open to the public during regular Garden hours. Posed photography is not allowed after hours, on days the Garden is closed, or during specific special events. The Garden is a public facility and privacy cannot be guaranteed. Areas in the Garden cannot be reserved for the exclusive use of any group.

While you do not need to schedule your photography session, you should check the Event Calendar for closures.


A photography permit covers the photographer or videographer’s use of the Gardens for a commercial session. Posting a photo online? Please credit us (#monkgardens and geotag Monk Botanical Gardens) and tag us on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter.

  • Annual Photography Membership – $75 (valid for the current calendar year regardless when it is purchased and includes Individual Membership)
  • One Day Permits – $30 (valid one day only during Gardens hours)

Annual Photography Memberships and One Day Permits should be purchased online in advance. Purchase by clicking your option below.


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