Allen Centennial Gardens

Saturday, May 21th, 1PM


 Our first meeting since the pandemic will be held at the Allen Centennial Gardens on the UW-Madison campus at 1PM, Saturday May 21st. More details on the program to come.





LDI Nursery

3290 Elvehjem Rd

McFarland, WI 53558


Saturday, June 25, 10AM


Steve Lesch, owner of LDI, has invited us to visit his nursery. For first time visitors, the nursery has a uniquely curated collection of trees, shrubs and perennials that you will not find elsewhere in Wisconsin. Be prepared to walk around and pick out plants, after Steve shares some highlights. (Check the website <> and you will find plant lists.)





Botanizing in the Pyrenees, Larry Phelps


West Madison Agricultural Research Station

8502 Mineral Point Road

Verona, WI 53593


Saturday, October 15



Steve Lesch, Chapter member Larry Phelps will take us on another adventure. This year we will botanize with him in the Pyrenees.


Note: Masks will be optional. If possible we will have open windows for increased airflow.





Around the World of (Alpine) Plants in 90 minutes, Harry Jans


Olbrich Gardens

3330 Atwood Avenue

Madison, WI 53704.



Wednesday, November 2, 6PM


Harry is a world traveller leading many tours and exploring many regions.


Harry says about this talk:  You will travel to many mountains all over the world in search of special, rare and beautiful alpine plants.  Many different and extreme forms of plants will be shown.  This will give you an idea of how plants adapt to certain habitats.  This is a new lecture which has been well received by many plant enthusiasts.


Read his website statement below:


To see plants in their natural habitat is a luxury not everyone can afford. Fortunately I have been able to see and photograph plants in their wild habitat – not only in Europe, but also in Asia, Africa, the Middle East, North- & South America, New Zealand, Australia & Tasmania. I have been a member of 3 plant expeditions organized by AGS to China (2x) and Iran (1x).


Moreover, as a tour leader / organiser I have been to China over 17 times. I also organize(d) and guide(d) plant/garden trips to the Czech Republic, Sweden, Germany, Italy, Peru, Ecuador, Argentina, Lesotho, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Iran and Sikkim (India)


In addition to the many slides/digital images taken during my various expeditions and travels, (see Extensive Photo Gallery) since 1998 I have also made digital videos. (look at DVD for sample on the website) These I rework on the computer adding plant names, transitions and music. Apart from these journeys I regularly travel to lecture both at home and abroad. 




Saturday TBD, 9AM to 4PM