Who: All ages
What: Explore with your kids to find colorful rose, peony, annual, and perennial gardens, a fragrant herb garden, a daylily path, a serene rock garden with trickling streams and waterfalls, a regal shrub mall, an expansive arboretum, and a bog walk.
The gardens offer kid-friendly programming throughout the year including family yoga, nature-inspired crafts and workshops, and “Enchanted Evenings in the Gardens.” They have also hosted China Lights, an impressive Chinese lantern festival.
Where: Whitnall Park (9400 Boerner Dr., Hales Corners, WI 53130)
When: The gardens are open late April to late September, daily from 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Get in free: The Gardens offer free admission to Milwaukee County residents with proof of residency on the first Tuesday of each month, May through September. Check their website for the most updated information.
Adults: (ages 18 & up): $6.50
Seniors: (Milwaukee County Resident, ages 60+): $5.00
Disability: (any age): $5.00
Student: (with ID): $5.00
Junior: (ages 6-17): $4.50
Phone: (414) 525-5650