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SUMMER 2017

Green Bay Botanical Garden is a 100% community supported non-profit that connects people with plants in an environment that engages, inspires and refreshes.

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A Grand Summer

Garden Project Planner

Susan Garot, Executive Director

Connecting Plants, Nature & People

“In summer, the song sings itself.”

- William Carlos Williams

From our Executive Director Summer’s arrival brings anticipation of all that is good in life… and everything done outdoors feels more gratifying, more real. This summer will bring our Grand Garden closer to reality. We have made great progress and are looking forward to a busy summer of planting and establishing this garden. Be sure to join us in the new Schneider Classroom and WPS Foundation Plaza for summer cookouts on BMO Harris Bank Getaway Wednesdays as you watch your garden grow.

Save the dates!

We are planning grand opening events the week of Labor Day: • Thursday, September 7 – Official Ribbon Cutting of the Grand Garden. All donors will be invited to participate. There’s still time to donate! Anyone giving a gift of $500 or more by May 31 will be listed on the donor recognition sculpture. Contact me for more details at sgarot@gbbg.org or 920.491.3691 ext. 102. • Friday, September 8 – Field to Fork is a fresh dining experience that will showcase the Grand Garden and feature an elegant meal under the stars with local produce and farm fresh ingredients prepared by Chives Restaurant. This intimate evening is accompanied by exquisite wine pairings and live music. • Saturday, September 9 – Fall Family Art Festival welcomes everyone to see the new space. This free community event features art & craft vendors, children’s activities, food and beverage, plant sales & displays by local Garden Clubs and more. • Saturday, September 9 – Brews, Bistros & Bonfires introduces the new Billie Kress Amphitheater in the Grand Garden. Groove to live music by Midwest Dueling Pianos, watch the bonfire flames dance in the crisp fall air, savor a variety of tasty foods from local restaurants and sip frothy Green Bay brews.

Looking ahead to the summer of 2018, it will be our grandest as we prepare for a full season of events, including music, theater and our state’s first internationally touring garden exhibit.

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It starts by thinking about not only the plants’ basic requirements (sun, soil and moisture) and design characteristics (form, flower color, texture, etc.) but also about their ecological benefits. For example, examine how many insects different plant species can support. By including plants that will supply food for more insects, they’ll in turn feed more birds, which then feed other animals. Simply put, the sun’s energy, the source of all life on earth, continues up the food chain and does not just stop at the plant. Check out the plant search tool under construction at the National Wildlife Federation’s website for detailed plant choice information: http://www.nwf.org/NativePlantFinder/ About. In general, plants that are native to Wisconsin provide the most habitat and insect food. This makes sense because the plants and insects have evolved together over the years. And remember, since you now want the insects to eat the leaves of your plants, when you see that damage, it is a good thing!

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Nature Connects : Art with LEGO Bricks by Sean Kenney debuts at the Garden May 25 – August 19, 2018. Guests of all ages are invited to stimulate their imaginations and discover the connections between art, nature, play and design with this recordbreaking exhibit. Natureinspired sculptures crafted entirely of LEGO bricks will challenge the way you think of traditional garden exhibits and connect families with nature, creativity and STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics) in a whole new way. In addition to the sculpture display, special events and activities celebrating art, nature and play are scheduled throughout the three-month exhibit.

The massive planting project at Green Bay Botanical Garden (over 11,500 perennials and over 1,000 trees and shrubs) with the Grand Garden got us thinking. Our master plan update in 2003 included a Wildflower Garden in the footprint that is now the Grand Garden. And with all the news about pollinator habitat loss and bee decline, why not use this opportunity to create a beautiful large garden that adds to the wildlife habitat at the Garden? So we did, and so can you!

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As you visit the Garden this summer, peek at the progress of the Grand Garden and imagine the new adventures you can have next summer!

~ Summer Wish List ~

Please help support our operations, horticulture and education efforts with these items! • Sony Alpha a6000 digital camera....................................................................... $650 • Tailgate salt spreader....................................................................................... $1,000 • Replace slide in Nielsen Children’s Garden................................................... $6,000 • Stock tools, watering wands for Grand Garden.............................................. $3,500 • TourGuide Solutions Set with 24 listening devices enabling our docents and tour leaders to better communicate with tour attendees....... $4,000 For more information or to make a donation, please contact Cindy Berton, Director of Development, Marketing & Communications, at 920.491.3691 ext. 104 or cberton@gbbg.org.

Featured Native Plant: Red Oak Botanical Name: Quercus rubra Common Name: Red oak Habit: Deciduous tree Size: 60-75’ tall, 40-50’ wide Light: Full sun Hardiness: Zone 4-8 The red oak is a valuable, fastgrowing oak that is great for lawns and parks, but also does well in commercial and urban settings as it tolerates salt and air pollution. Leaves emerge pinkish-red, turning dark green in summer, and changing to bright red in autumn. This native oak can grow up to 100 feet in the wild and supports over 500 members of the insect population - not to mention the birds that feed on them! A great choice when adding seasonal interest and wildlife habitat to your yard.

Mark A. Konlock, Director of Horticulture An often-unmentioned and controversial topic when incorporating native plants into the landscape is sustainability through time. Although you might like the look of a prairie meadow and its ecological diversity, researchers at Michigan State University have found this look to be considered unattractive to the average American. We have been trained to think of a tidy landscape as appealing and neighborly. The problem comes when you sell your house, which the average American does every 5 to 7 years, and the next owner mows down your prairie! How do we preserve this habitat throughout time? A possible answer - use native plants in a more landscaped arrangement. Rather than creating a natural prairie in your backyard, consider adding native plants to your garden by grouping them as you would other perennials. This may seem to go against the grain of habitat creation, but if we want to make a long-term impact on habitat, this method might be more effective throughout changes in home ownership. As you plan your garden this summer, strongly consider adding some native plants to your garden. Not only will they be beautiful, drought tolerant and require no fertilizer, they will also provide food for insects, and by doing so, the entire food chain. Let’s help those critters out. We are all in this together!


Special Events and Program Highlights See calendar for details on dates, times and prices.

Blooms. Tunes. Arts. Eats.

Friday, June 2 – Sunday, June 4

Grab a neighbor, family or friends and join us as we welcome summer with three fun-filled days of nearly 100 vendors of plants, garden art and yard care merchandise plus free familyfriendly activities, demonstrations, food, beverages and more!

GETAWAY WEDNESDAYS

Wednesdays, June 7 – August 30 Cookouts

Take advantage of a midday refresh by spending your lunch break surrounded by the beauty of nature! All produce is grown at the Garden in partnership with the N.E.W. Master Gardeners Association. Free admission with the purchase of lunch.

GETAWAY W EDNESDAYS Cookouts. Discovery Station.

ATC’s Grow Smart presents nationally known gardening expert, TV/radio host, author and columnist Melinda Myers! Melinda will be making appearances at Garden Fair throughout the weekend.

Free Evening Admission

Enjoy a picnic, play in the Nielsen Children’s Garden, check out a S.E.E.D. Pack and even search for Pokémon!

Free Evenings. Cocktails &Tunes.

Children’s Discovery Station

Weekend Highlights Friday, June 2 Stroll through this one-of-a-kind plant sale to find extraordinary plants and containers! Grab a botanically-inspired cocktail as you enjoy live music, local eats, treats from Downtown De Pere Farmer’s Market vendors and try your hand at chalk art. Saturday, June 3 & Sunday, June 4 Stop by the events in our Hands-on Studio for imaginative ways to plant your containers or freshen up your garden. Or grab a latte, enjoy an express Garden tour, checkout multiple vendors 10 minute demos and get creative in the Just for Kids Zone!

Come down to the Nielsen Children’s Garden and enjoy free, handson activities your family can do at their own pace. Learn more about plants, birds and gain an appreciation for nature.

CatONCERTS the Garden Thursdays, June 22 – August 17

Relax during evening performances that thrill music lovers across all genres and all generations. Stroll through the Garden, enjoy live music, wine, beer and dining. Guests are encouraged to bring lawn chairs, blankets, picnic baskets and their dancing shoes. No alcohol carry-ins allowed inside the Garden. No concert July 6. Sanimax Concerts will be moved into the Schneider Education Center if there is inclement weather.

NEW! Seeds to Snacks

Before each concert, discover the Children’s Gardening Patch (weather permitting) and introduce your child to the amazing experience of growing food. Dig into hands-on gardening activities and create a fresh garden snack to enjoy from our harvest each week. Visit www.GBBG.org/Concerts for details. Lead Sponsor

Investing Sponsor

Charitable Funds

NEW! Garden to Glass: Cocktails with Tunes

A weekly event series with a unique theme each month. Guests enjoy specialty cocktails, beer, wine and live music. Fresh ingredients from the Garden will give your craft cocktail experience a scent and taste to remember! No alcohol carry-ins are allowed inside the Garden. Visit www.GBBG.org/Wednesdays for details.

Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park

Summer Trip: Gardens of Lower Michigan Join Green Bay Botanical Garden as we explore fabulous gardens from Green Bay to lower Michigan in all their summertime glory! Tour the beautiful origami exhibit at The Morton Arboretum, spend the night in South Bend, Indiana, then on to lower Michigan to tour Fernwood Botanical Garden & Nature Preserve, Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park and even the Gerald Ford Presidential Museum on this four day trip July 13-16, 2017. Seats are limited. Be sure to register by May 17. Visit www.GBBG.org/MichiganTrip for details!

Members Members Only Tours

Step behind the scenes as you explore the Garden with our team.

New Member Orientation: Cookout & Potluck

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Have you joined the Garden in 2017? Make the most of your new membership with tips, tours and time with your fellow members. By invitation only.

Visit www.GBBG.org/GardenFair for a complete schedule of events including appearances and lectures by Melinda Myers!

Volunteers

Adult & Family Education

Entertainment Tent Sponsor

Weed & Feeds

This year’s program has a new look! With the addition of the Grand Garden, we have approximately 1,000 trees and shrubs and more than 11,500 perennials to plant. Work side-by-side with staff as they guide you through the tasks for the evening and then enjoy a delicious meal. The Garden will provide grilled meats and beverages. We ask you to bring a dish to share. Join us and be a part of something grand!

Family Programs

Raffle Tent Sponsor

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Summer Day Camps

For ages 6–12, participate in daylong camps or weeklong/half day camps! Camps include games, activities, crafts, songs and more related to the theme.

Special Event Volunteers Needed

Adult Programs

To RSVP for Weed & Feeds or to volunteer for our special events, contact Anne Basten, Membership & Volunteer Manager, at 920.491.3691 ext. 105 or abasten@gbbg.org.

NEW! The Garden will be offering drop-in, guided garden tours for visitors throughout the season. Watch the website for dates and times.

Every successful event at the Garden depends on the time and talents of willing volunteers.

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Hands-on family nature hikes, Garden Sprouts Preschool Programs, story times and more.

Lectures, tours and workshops related to gardening, cooking, crafting and more.


Summer Calendar

Summer Calendar

June - August 2017

June - August 2017

Pull Out this Calendar Insert Descriptions and details can be found at www.GBBG.org.

JUNE ______ Garden Fair Friday, June 2 | 5–8 pm (4–5 pm Members Only) Saturday, June 3 | 8 am–4 pm Sunday, June 4 | 10 am–3 pm $3/Garden Member; $7/Adult NEW! $5/Student (13-17) NEW! Free/Children 12 & Under NEW! $5/NWTC Students & Staff (with ID)

Friday, June 9 Garden Sprouts: Critter Litter (YF/R) | 10–11:30 am GBBG Education Staff Price per one adult and one child, age 3-5. Additional children half price. $8/GBBG Member; $13/Non-Member

Sunday, June 18 Father’s Day | 9 am–8 pm Admission is free for dads.

Monday, June 12 Family Nature Nights: Plants are Food Factories (YF/R) | 5:30–6:30 pm GBBG Education Staff FREE/GBBG Member Family; $5/Non-Member Family

Sanimax Concerts: The Cougars (Pop, Eighties, Cross-over Country) | 6–7:30 pm Cook with Me: Free/GBBG Member Twisting Pretzels NEW! $15/Family (2 adults and (W/R) | 6–8 pm children 17 & under in the Linda Gustke, household or grandchildren) GBBG Education Manager $10/Adult; $8/Senior (62+) $10/GBBG Member; $12/Non-Member $5/Child (3-12) Free/Children 2 & Under Tuesday, June 20 Camp GBBG: Monday, June 26 Garden Tea Party, Session 1 Green Bay Kids’ Day (YF/R) | 9:30 am–3:30 pm; Ages 6-8 9 am–8 pm $30/GBBG Member Children 17 and under receive free $40/Non-Member admission with one paid adult. Register by June 13

Tuesday, June 13 Children’s Story Time (YF) | 10–10:30 am Free/GBBG Member; General Admission/Non-Member

Tuesday, June 6 Repotting Orchids (W/R) | 6–8 pm Mary Stewart, Goin’ To Pot Orchids $9/GBBG Member $11/Non-Member Wednesday, June 7 BMO Harris Bank Getaway Wednesdays Cookouts | 11 am–1 pm $5/GBBG Member; $9/Non-Member Free Admission | 4–8 pm Discovery Station | 4–6 pm Free activities for families. Garden to Glass | 6–7:30 pm (Theme: Summer & Hummer) Free admission, cocktails additional. Thursday, June 8 New Member Orientation: Cookout & Potluck (M) | 5:30–8 pm

W = Workshop L = Lecture YF = Youth & Family M = Member Event V = Volunteer Event R = Registration Required

Wednesday, June 14 BMO Harris Bank Getaway Wednesdays Cookouts | 11 am–1 pm $5/GBBG Member; $9/Non-Member Free Admission | 4–8 pm Discovery Station | 4–6 pm Free activities for families. Garden to Glass | 6–7:30 pm (Theme: Summer & Hummer) Free admission, cocktails additional. Weed & Feed (V) | 5–8 pm Thursday, June 15 Intro to Bonsai (L/R) | 6–7:30 pm Bay Area Bonsai Society $5/GBBG Member; $7/Non-Member

Monday, June 19 Camp GBBG: The Art of Nature, Session 1 (YF/R) | 9:30 am–3:30 pm; Ages 6-8 $35/GBBG Member; $45/Non-Member Register by June 12

Thursday, June 22 Seeds to Snacks (YF) | 4–6 pm Free with Sanimax Concerts admission.

Children’s Story Time (YF) | 10–10:30 am Free/GBBG Member; General Admission/Non-Member

Tuesday, June 27 Children’s Story Time (YF) | 10–10:30 am Free/GBBG Member; General Admission/Non-Member Botanical Drawing (W/R) | 1–4 pm Lynn Gryzwa, Howard-Suamico School District $22/GBBG Member; $26/Non-Member

Friday, July 7 Garden Sprouts: Let’s Get Glowing (YF/R) | 10–11:30 am Amy Kopp, GBBG Education Docent Price per one adult and one child, age 3-5. Additional children half price. $8/GBBG Member; $13/Non-Member

Sanimax Concerts: Haley Grace & The Rebels (New Country, Pop, Rock, Original Songs) | 6–7:30 pm Free/GBBG Member NEW! $15/Family (2 adults and children 17 & under in the household or grandchildren) $10/Adult; $8/Senior (62+) $5/Child (3-12) Free/Children 2 & Under

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Wednesday, July 5 BMO Harris Bank Getaway Wednesdays Cookouts | 11 am–1 pm $5/GBBG Member; $9/Non-Member Free Admission | 4–8 pm Discovery Station | 4–6 pm Free activities for families. Garden to Glass | 6–7:30 pm (Theme: Red, White & Blues) Free admission, cocktails additional.

BMO Harris Bank Getaway Wednesdays Cookouts | 11 am–1 pm $5/GBBG Member; $9/Non-Member Free Admission | 4–8 pm Discovery Station |4–6 pm Free activities for families. Garden to Glass | 6–7:30 pm (Theme: Red, White & Blues) Free admission, cocktails additional. Weed & Feed (V) | 5–8 pm

Thursday, June 29 Seeds to Snacks (YF) | 4–6 pm Free with Sanimax Concerts admission.

Tuesday, July 4 Independence Day 9 am–6 pm Admission is free for all military personnel and veterans.

Members Only Tour: Grand Garden Progress (M) | 5–6:30 pm John Oates & Jason Hale, Sommervile, Inc. Free/GBBG Member Wednesday, June 21 BMO Harris Bank Getaway Wednesdays Cookouts | 11 am–1 pm $5/GBBG Member; $9/Non-Member Free Admission | 4–8 pm Discovery Station | 4–6 pm Free activities for families. Garden to Glass | 6–7:30 pm (Theme: Summer & Hummer) Free admission, cocktails additional.

Wednesday, June 28 BMO Harris Bank Getaway Wednesdays Cookouts | 11 am–1 pm $5/GBBG Member; $9/Non-Member Free Admission | 4–8 pm Discovery Station | 4–6 pm Free activities for families. Garden to Glass | 6–7:30 pm (Theme: Summer & Hummer) Free admission, cocktails additional.

Thursday, July 13 Seeds to Snacks (YF) | 4–6 pm Free with Sanimax Concerts admission. Monday, July 10 Best Landscape Shrubs for Your Garden (L/R) | 6–7:30 pm Vijai Pandian, UW-Extension Horticulture Educator $5/GBBG Member & Non-Member Presented in partnership with UW-Extension and N.E.W. Master Gardener Association. Tuesday, July 11 Camp GBBG: The Art of Nature, Session 2 (YF/R) | 9:30 am–3:30 pm; Ages 9–12 $35/GBBG Member; $45/Non-Member Register by July 4 Children’s Story Time (YF) | 10–10:30 am Free/GBBG Member; General Admission/Non-Member Members Only Tour: Explore the Purpose of the Pond (M) | 5–6:30 pm Kelle Hartman, GBBG Children & Family Educator Free/GBBG Member Wednesday, July 12 Camp GBBG: Nature Sleuths, Session 1 (YF/R) | 9:30 am–3:30 pm; Ages 6-8 $30/GBBG Member $40/Non-Member Register by July 5

Sanimax Concerts: Erin Krebs’ Quintet (Jazz, Blues, Swing) | 6–7:30 pm Free/GBBG Member NEW! $15/Family (2 adults and children 17 & under in the household or grandchildren) $10/Adult; $8/Senior (62+) $5/Child (3-12) Free/Children 2 & Under Monday, July 17 Family Nature Nights: Field & Forest (YF/R) | 5:30–6:30 pm GBBG Education Staff FREE/GBBG Member Family; $5/Non-Member Family FULL: Painting the Garden in Watercolor (W/R) | 9:30 am–3:30 pm, July 17 & 18 Bridget Austin, Professional Watercolor Artist 2–Day Workshop: $110/GBBG Member; $128/Non-Member This class is full. To be added to the waiting list, please call 920.490.9457. Tuesday, July 18 Children’s Story Time (YF) | 10–10:30 am Free/GBBG Member; General Admission/Non-Member

Vegetable Pest & Disease Management (L/R) | 6–7:30 pm Vijai Pandian, UW-Extension Horticulture Educator $5/GBBG Member & Non-Member Presented in partnership with UW-Extension and N.E.W. Master Gardener Association. Wednesday, July 19 BMO Harris Bank Getaway Wednesdays Cookouts | 11 am–1 pm $5/GBBG Member; $9/Non-Member Free Admission | 4–8 pm Discovery Station |4–6 pm Free activities for families. Garden to Glass | 6–7:30 pm (Theme: Red, White & Blues) Free admission, cocktails additional. Youth Nature Painting (YF/R) | 1–4 pm Lynn Gryzwa, Howard-Suamico School District For youth ages 12-15. $22/GBBG Member $26/Non-Member Thursday, July 20 Seeds to Snacks (YF) | 4–6 pm Free with Sanimax Concerts admission.

Sanimax Concerts: Deadwood Chop (Americana, Bluegrass, Indie) 6–7:30 pm Free/GBBG Member NEW! $15/Family (2 adults and children 17 & under in the household or grandchildren) $10/Adult; $8/Senior (62+) $5/Child (3-12) Free/Children 2 & Under


Summer Calendar

Summer Calendar

June - August 2017

Thursday, July 27 Seeds to Snacks (YF) | 4–6 pm Free with Sanimax Concerts admission.

Monday, July 24 Camp GBBG: Mad Scientists! Weeklong Camp Session 1 (YF/R): July 24–28 9:30 am–12 pm; Ages 6-8 $65/GBBG Member $85/Non-Member Register by July 17 Tuesday, July 25 Children’s Story Time (YF) | 10–10:30 am Free/GBBG Member; General Admission/Non-Member

Sanimax Concerts: Greenhouse Jazz (Jazz, Pop, Broadway) | 6–7:30 pm Free/GBBG Member NEW! $15/Family (2 adults and children 17 & under in the household or grandchildren) $10/Adult; $8/Senior (62+) $5/Child (3-12) Free/Children 2 & Under Monday, July 31 Camp GBBG: Mad Scientists! Weeklong Camp - Session 2 (YF/R): July 31–Aug 4 9:30 am–12 pm; Ages 9-12 $65/GBBG Member $85/Non-Member Register by July 17

AUGUST___ Tuesday, August 1 Children’s Story Time (YF) | 10–10:30 am Free/GBBG Member; General Admission/Non-Member

Basic Leaf Casting (W/R) | 6–7:30 pm Steve Schultz, Steve’s Leaves $40/GBBG Member $48/Non-Member Register by July 17 Wednesday, July 26 BMO Harris Bank Getaway Wednesdays Cookouts | 11 am–1 pm $5/GBBG Member; $9/Non-Member Free Admission | 4–8 pm Discovery Station |4–6 pm Free activities for families. Garden to Glass | 6–7:30 pm (Theme: Red, White & Blues) Free admission, cocktails additional.

Wednesday, August 2 BMO Harris Bank Getaway Wednesdays Cookouts | 11 am–1 pm $5/GBBG Member; $9/Non-Member Free Admission | 4–8 pm Discovery Station |4–6 pm Free activities for families. Garden to Glass | 6–7:30 pm (Theme: It’s Tiki Time) Free admission, cocktails additional. Thursday, August 3 Seeds to Snacks (YF) | 4–6 pm Free with Sanimax Concerts admission.

Sanimax Concerts: Trapper Schoepp (Rock & Roll, Americana) 6 pm–7:30 pm Free/GBBG Member NEW! $15/Family (2 adults and children 17 & under in the household or grandchildren) $10/Adult; $8/Senior (62+) $5/Child (3-12) Free/Children 2 & Under Tuesday, August 8 Children’s Story Time (YF) | 10–10:30 am Free/GBBG Member; General Admission/Non-Member

June - August 2017

Thursday, August 10 Seeds to Snacks (YF) | 4–6 pm Free with Sanimax Concerts admission. Sanimax Concerts: Paper Birds (Folk) | 6–7:30 pm Free/GBBG Member NEW! $15/Family (2 adults and children 17 & under in the household or grandchildren) $10/Adult; $8/Senior (62+) $5/Child (3-12) Free/Children 2 & Under Friday, August 11 Silk-Painted Pillowcase: Georgia O’Keefe Style (W/R) | 9 am–1 pm Sandy Melroy, Silk Sensations $35/GBBG Member $42/Non-Member

BMO Harris Bank Getaway Wednesdays Cookouts | 11 am–1 pm $5/GBBG Member; $9/Non-Member Free Admission | 4–8 pm Discovery Station | 4–6 pm Free activities for families. Garden to Glass | 6–7:30 pm (Theme: It’s Tiki Time) Free admission, cocktails additional. Thursday, August 17 Camp GBBG: Nature Sleuths, Session 2 (YF/R) 9:30 am–3:30 pm; Ages 9-12 $30/GBBG Member $40/Non-Member Register by August 10 Seeds to Snacks (YF) | 4–6 pm Free with Sanimax Concerts admission.

Sunday, August 13 GBBG Corporate Partner Employee Day | 9 am–8 pm Intro to Digital Photography: Capture the Cool (YF/R) | 1–4 pm Marc Amenson, Amenson Studio For youth ages 12-15. $22/GBBG Member $26/Non-Member Members Only Tour: The Re-envisioned Garden Patch (M) | 5–6:30 pm Linda Gustke, GBBG Education Manager Free/GBBG Member Wednesday, August 9 BMO Harris Bank Getaway Wednesdays Cookouts | 11 am–1 pm $5/GBBG Member; $9/Non-Member Free Admission | 4–8 pm Discovery Station |4–6 pm Free activities for families. Garden to Glass | 6–7:30 pm (Theme: It’s Tiki Time) Free admission, cocktails additional. Weed & Feed (V) | 5–8 pm

Tuesday, August 15 Children’s Story Time (YF) | 10–10:30 am Free/GBBG Member; General Admission/Non-Member New Member Orientation: Cookout & Potluck (M) | 5:30–8 pm Best Ornamental Trees for Your Landscape (L/R) | 6–7:30 pm Vijai Pandian, UW-Extension Horticulture Educator $5/GBBG Member & Non-Member Presented in partnership with UW-Extension and N.E.W. Master Gardener Association. Wednesday, August 16 Camp GBBG: Garden Tea Party, Session 2 (YF/R) | 9:30 am–3:30 pm; Ages 6-8 $30/GBBG Member $40/Non-Member Register by August 9

Sanimax Concerts: John Kelley & Fusion Express Orchestra (Classical, Rock, Jazz, Musical Theatre) | 6–7:30 pm Free/GBBG Member NEW! $15/Family (2 adults and children 17 & under in the household or grandchildren) $10/Adult; $8/Senior (62+) $5/Child (3-12) Free/Children 2 & Under Friday, August 18 Garden Sprouts: Sunflower Power (YF/R) | 10–11:30 am Amy Kopp, GBBG Education Docent Price per one adult and one child, age 3-5. Additional children half price. $8/GBBG Member $13/Non-Member

Monday, August 21 Family Nature Nights: Garden Snack Hike (YF/R) | 5:30–6:30 pm GBBG Education Staff FREE/GBBG Member Family; $5/Non-Member Family Tuesday, August 22 Children’s Story Time (YF) | 10–10:30 am Free/GBBG Member; General Admission/Non-Member

W = Workshop Wednesday, August 30 L = Lecture BMO Harris Bank YF = Youth & Family Getaway Wednesdays M = Member Event Cookouts | 11 am–1 pm V = Volunteer Event $5/GBBG Member; $9/Non-Member R = Registration Required Free Admission | 4–8 pm Discovery Station |4–6 pm Free activities for families. Garden to Glass | 6–7:30 pm Brews, Bistros & Bonfires (Theme: It’s Tiki Time) 6–9 pm Free admission, cocktails additional. $15/GBBG Member $20/Non-Member Thursday, August 31 Advance tickets go on sale Friday, Cook with Me: June 9. Tickets at the door, if Paleo Cooking Intro available, $25 per ticket, member (W/R) | 6–8 pm or non-member. Linda Gustke, GBBG Education Manager Sunday, September 10 $12/GBBG Member Grandparents’ Day $15/Non-Member 9 am–6 pm Free admission for grandparents.

Wednesday, August 23 BMO Harris Bank Getaway Wednesdays Cookouts | 11 am–1 pm $5/GBBG Member; $9/Non-Member Free Admission | 4–8 pm Discovery Station | 4–6 pm Free activities for families. Garden to Glass | 6–7:30 pm (Theme: It’s Tiki Time) Friday, September 8 Free admission, cocktails additional. Field to Fork | 5–8 pm $175 per ticket. Limited seating, Thursday, August 24 reservation required. Botanical Drawing Registration opens for Members (W/R) | 5–8 pm Only on Thursday, June 8 through Lynn Gryzwa, Howard-Suamico Thursday, June 22. School District Registration opens for the general $22/GBBG Member public on Friday, June 23. $26/Non-Member

SAVE THE DATES

Tuesday, August 29 Children’s Story Time (YF) | 10–10:30 am Free/GBBG Member; General Admission/Non-Member Farmory Tour* (L/R) | 4:30–5:30 pm Alex Smith, The Farmory $5/GBBG Member $7/Non-Member *Offsite Tour

How to Register Pre-registration required for all classes and programs except where noted. Register online at www.GBBG.org or by phone at 920.490.9457. Please register early; class sizes are limited or classes may be cancelled due to low early enrollment. To hold your space in class, payment is due with registration.

After You Register We will contact you the week of the program to confirm your enrollment. Please dress according to the weather for all outdoor programs. No rain or snow dates are planned. Classes open one half-hour before starting time.

Cancellations & Refunds Saturday, September 9 Fall Family Art Festival 9 am–4 pm Free Admission

Classes cancelled due to low enrollment or hazardous weather conditions are refunded automatically. You will be notified by phone if a program is cancelled. In cases of inclement weather, call 920.491.3691 ext. 122 to check the status of the program. If you must cancel your registration, your registration fees will be refunded if notice is received at least five days prior to the program. Green Bay Botanical Garden cannot refund fees requested on or after the start date of a program or for sessions missed due to student illness or other personal situations.


Garden Scoop

Garden Scoop

Branch Out

Thank You, Volunteers

Featured Clubs

Pat Boerschinger Michael Raymaker Debra Stevens Linda Tingley Connie Brauer Patricia Payette Jeff Hitzler Carol Kroscher Mary Ann Daly Beth Duncan Jonie Paye Maury Sullivan Peggy Grimmer Rochelle A. Kugel Elinor Thomas Shirley Maenner Dana Kinas Gladys King Patricia Landwehr

The Garden has many ways for you to dig into the world of horticulture, including the expertise offered by more than a dozen local garden clubs. This summer, we will grow our partnership with these clubs as they join us during BMO Harris Bank Getaway Wednesdays. Club members will be stationed by their specialty beds for you to take advantage of their knowledge and experience to help you explore more about gardening, plants and nature. Visit our website to find out which clubs will be present each week.

Northeast Wisconsin Rose Society Founded in 1991, the mission of this club is to serve all who are interested in rose growing in Northeast Wisconsin and is affiliated with the American Rose Society. Activities include: • Helping other Rosarians, or Rosarian-wannabes, learn proper care and maintenance • Introducing new varietals at Garden Fair while selling roses as an annual fundraiser • Helping maintain the roses in the Lux Foundation Upper Rose Garden at the Garden and assisting Garden staff with rose trial research • Viewing member rose gardens • Displaying the best of the area at Fall Family Art Festival Membership is open to anyone interested in rose growing. Monthly educational meetings are held from May to October. For more information, contact President, Lee C. Hansen, at leeplantdr@aol.com. Watch future newsletters for information on these other clubs or visit www.GBBG.org/GardenClubs to learn more! B.A.D. Buds (Bay Area Daylily Buds) Garden Club Des Peres Brown County Beekeepers Association Gardeners Club of Green Bay Green & Gold Hosta Society Lady Bug Garden Club N.E.W. Orchid Society Northern Gardeners of WI Wild Ones® Natural Landscapers, Ltd. Master Gardener Volunteers of Manitowoc County

Pet-inspired Keepsakes in the Gift Shop Show off your pets with a special item from the WPS Trellis Gift Shop. We have a variety of pet-themed frames, mugs, magnets and cute little ceramic figurines. Let us know what you think of this new product line!

Northeast Wisconsin Unit of the Herb Society of America Whether you are new to appreciating and understanding herbs or a seasoned herbalist, the N.E.W. Unit of the Herb Society of America is an encouraging and engaging group of herb enthusiasts. Activities include: • Themed meetings featuring projects, presentations and speakers • Herb of the month discussions – culinary and medicinal properties, botany, history and lore • The Book Thymes book club • Hands-on workshops and events • Herbal gatherings in Northeast Wisconsin • Helping design and maintain Garden herb beds and providing information for educational materials • Free, quarterly e-zine, The Wisconsin Herbalist (download at www.thewisconsinherbalist.com) New members are always welcome, regardless of prior herbal experience. Meetings are held at the Garden the second Tuesday of every month, May-September, and in Seymour the second Saturday of every month, October-April. For more information, please contact Jackie Johnson at scentedgardens@msn.com or 920-246-7377.

Our volunteers are truly the heart and soul of Green Bay Botanical Garden. Without them, we could not provide quality programs and services, exceptional special events or a beautifully maintained Garden. In 2016, the following volunteers donated between 25-367 hours of their time for a total of over 9,520 hours. By donating their time, we saved more than $224,291 or about 7 full time staff members!

25 – 49 Hours

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Thomas L. Aerts 33.25 Elaine Pogorelc 35.00 Dan Brunmeier 35.00 Barbara Beaver 35.25 Jan LaSota 35.75 Darlene Charneski 36.00 Julie Arneth 36.25 Elizabeth Obenberger 36.50 Amy Kopp 37.00 Kimberly Agostine 37.00 Clarence Davister 37.50 Linda Patton 37.50 Shirley L. Haskins 38.75 Bill Jones 41.00 Jim LeClair 41.00 Bonita MacSwain 42.25 Don Brill 43.00 Rose Koenig 44.75 Jean Sweetland 46.00

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50 – 74 Hours

Bill Larsen Doug Hartman Dixie Tubbs Michael Pineau Michael Smullen Gene Arendt Nancy Jones Lee C. Hansen Cynthia Bayless Judye Heimerl Linda Jolly Herb King Susan Vanden Avond Anita LeClair Kathy Hartman Linda Schulze James LaFond Richard Rankin Gloria Treptow Donna Denil Cheryl Zimmerman Mike Duncan Maureen Ackerman

Green Bay Botanical Garden’s social media fans share photos of their incredible adventures at the Garden year-round. Here are some of our favorites from spring. Share your photos of the Garden on social media with the hashtag #GBBGAdventure and they may end up in our next newsletter!

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75 – 99 Hours

Marcia Ward Leslie Denis William Wangerin Pam Charlier Janet Hendricks Diane M. Aubry Karen Moreaux Nancy Kwaterski Karen Rasmussen John Jacobs Lise Lotte Gammeltoft Don Jensen Jana Hudson Catherine Jacobs Denise Badour Mary Borley

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100+ Hours

Sally Peck Bob Hutter Linda Barrette Carol Zabel Betty Arendt Stephany Browne Joseph Hooyman Kathy Amenson Carolyn Haglund Lee Richardson Lester Haen Laura Davister Kathy Joas Debra Freeman Sue Ellingson Ricki Krautkramer Barbara Wagner Robert Stark Sandra Johnson Dale R. Bartel Nancy Kohrman Shirley Garthwaite Bob Yashinsky Randy Maesch Ann Wasurick Bruce Kilmer Dave Sorenson Leroy Zaddack Barbara Griffin Donald Giese Carol Zellner Tom Mertens Gerri Gribi Jim Tubbs Sandra Pineau

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Memorial & Tribute Opportunities

The beauty and wonder of the Garden create the perfect surroundings to honor and remember a loved one, celebrate a special occasion such as an anniversary, retirement or birthday, or pay tribute to someone special who has made an impact in your life.

Seasonal Container Bouquet: $150–$500

Watch the beauty of the Garden come alive through our newest memorial and tribute opportunity. A special engraved label with recognition will be installed in a selected container (containers subject to availability). The recognition will remain in the container for the duration of the gardening season. Various containers and locations are available.

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Thursday Evening Summer Concert Dedication: $250 Dedicate a summer concert to celebrate a special individual, occasion or memorial. The dedication will be announced during a Thursday night Sanimax Concert, date selected by you (subject to availability). Four tickets along with reserved seats will be provided. For all memorial and tribute options, contact Bobbie Anderson, Executive Administrative Assistant, at 920.491.3691 ext. 114 or banderson@gbbg.org.

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WHAT’S INSIDE BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Executive Director Susan Garot Board of Directors Jonie Paye, Chair Judy Nagel, Vice Chair Bill Larsen, Treasurer Rob Servais, D.C., Secretary Dick Rankin, Past Chair Directors Diane Conway Chris Del Moral-Niles Carol Faltynski Lise Lotte Gammeltoft Lee C. Hansen Kathy Hartman Robert J. Janssen Julia Johnson Bruce Kilmer Pat Koleske Laura Nelson, M.D. Mike Raymaker Jack Swelstad, M.D. Kristin Van Drisse

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Updates from Our Executive Director Garden Project Planner Summer Calendar of Programs & Events ... and more!

Upcoming Summer Events: Garden Fair BMO Harris Bank Getaway Wednesdays Sanimax Concerts © Cody L33 Photography

2017 GBBG Summer Newsletter  
2017 GBBG Summer Newsletter  
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