Saturday 12th, 1:00PM (date may change)
4062 County Road A, Stoughton WI
MEMBERS ONLY - Pre-Season Shopping Opportunity
Nancy & David Nedvek have once again generously invited our chapter to visit The Flower Factory nursery prior to the annual opening date. Please respect the starting time as already busy staff have to be on hand for checkout. Please this a MEMBER ONLY event.
Saturday 3rd, Noon
25706 Malchine Road, Waterford WI
The chapter will gather at the home and garden of longtime member Tom Horner. The garden features a number of areas including a pond, a rock garden (of course) and woodland plantings. Tom has been growing Magnolias for a long time and starting them from seed. One of his seedlings turned out to so wonderful that it is now been named "Crescendo" and is being sold by Klehm's Song Sparrow Farm & Nursery.
Members can bring a bag lunch and come early to enjoy this lovely setting.
You will find a map to Tom's on our map page at the bottom.
Saturday 10th, Noon
University of Wisconsin-Madison campus
UW Family Gardening Day
UW Family Gardening Day is an event for families to visit the facilities of College of Agricultural & Life Sciences to learn about plants & gardening in a hands-on experience. The Rock Garden of the Allen Centennial Gardens needs volunteers to talk with adults & children about rock gardening. Kids will be able to take home a plant. Contact Ed Glover for more information.
Saturday 7th, 9:00 AM to Noon (rain date 6/14)
1455 Palmer Drive, Janesville WI
Rock Garden Work Party
Shopping trip to Alpine Gardens, Monroe WI
The WI-IL NARGS chapter supports area rock gardens by providing volunteer work parties to tackle labor intensive tasks. No experience is necessary. Come, get dirty, socialize, and learn a bit about the plants.
After a provided lunch a caravan will head west to Alpine Gardens just outside Monroe WI. This tiny nursery specializes in succulents and especially Sempervivums. The owner, Charlotte Nelson, is an enthusiatic & knowledge plantswoman. And the plants are very affordable.
A map is located on our map page.
Saturday 21th, 1:00PM
3290 Elvehjem Road
McFarland WI 53558
Nursery Tour & Chapter Benefit sale & member discount
Once again Steve Lesch is generously offering a special sale at his nursery in McFarland, south east of Madison. Members will receive a 20% discount and the chapter will receive 10% of the actual sale price.
LDI has a wide range of woody plants including some plants that are not found locally except through Steve. He's a wealth of information and can help anyone with questions about a potential purchase.
A map is located at the bottom of our map page.
Saturday 20th, 10:00AM
W4279 Headquaters Road, Mayville WI
Annual Chapter Plant Sale
Dave and Joy Collura's cottage
23mi east of Horicon
Horicon National Wildlife Refuge was established in 1941 to provide an undisturbed sanctuary for a number of migratory birds and waterfowl including the redhead duck as well as to provide opportunities for people to connect with nature through many wildlife dependent recreational activities such as wildlife observation, photography, environmental education and interpretation, fishing and hunting.
The Annual Fall Member Plant Sale is one of the highlights of the year. Members provide the plants so you know that the plants offered are not only tried-and true but all proceeds go to the chapter.
Wednesday 15th, 7:00PM
3330 Atwood Avenue, Madison WI
joint meeting with WI Hardy Plant Society
Mark Kintgen, Senior Horticulturalist
Denver Botanic Gardens
topic to be announced
Mike Kintgen oversees the Alpine Collection and nine gardens including the Rock Alpine Garden, and South African Plaza at the Denver Botanic Gardens. He currently gardens in both Denver and Steamboat Springs, Colorado. The two different climates allow him to experiment with a wide range of plant material. Mike is a popular speaker in areas around Colorado on the topic of rock gardening, and botanic travel. He has lectured as far away as Sweden and Argentina on Denver Botanic Gardens and its current focus on steppe and high elevation floras found in semi-arid regions around the world.
Saturday 15th, 1:00PM
1 Fen Court, Monona WI
Annual Chapter Meeting
Travels with Steve
Steve Lesch, owner Landscape Design
Each year the chapter gathers in November to review the previous year, elect new officers, plan of the following year, and socialize while sharing a potluck lunch.
Following the business, Steve Lesch shares a presentation about the travels his extended family make each year. These are always unusual places that contain interesting plants and geography. Always fun.
Saturday 6th, 9AM to 4PM
1 Fen Court, Monona WI
Annual Seed Sorting & Packing for NARGS
pizza lunch and beverages
The gathering of the chapter to help the NARGS sort, package, and distribute seeds of plants both wild and cultivated, both common and rare. And pizza too.