Saturday 19th, 9:00 AM with a meeting at 11:00AM
520 Babcock Dr, Madison WI
Rock Garden Work Party
bring a bag lunch
We will adjourn to Babcock Hall for ice cream afterwards
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.
Recently the pond at the Allen Gardens was completley refubished. This necessitated temporairily removing a major section of the tufa beds in the rock garden. The new pond is a great imporvement but now it's time to put back all the rocks, soil, and the plants. Come help replant.
A map is located on 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.