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“Nature Break” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Boerner Botanical Gardens

Boerner Botanical Gardens
9400 Boerner Drive, in Whitnall Park, Hales Corners, WI 53130
414-525-5600
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Type: Gardens, Outdoors
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Owner description: These gardens, located in Whitnall Park, offer an outstanding variety of plants and flowers including significant collections of roses and perennials.
Homewood, Illinois
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64 reviews 64 reviews
12 attraction reviews
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35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
“Nature Break”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2013

This is a place where you can go and forget you are surrounded by a metropolitan area. The Boerner Botanical Gardens are lovely, and there are types of gardens here for many different flora preferences.

Great masses of wildflowers and other perennials are complimented by the vivid colors of the many annuals. There are special areas for roses, daylilies, peonies, and much more. A beautiful rock garden and a bog walk add to the enjoyment and diversity. There’s even a “shrub mall”.

The Boerner Gardens are more than plants. Throughout the area are many kinds of artwork, with different garden themes. There are formal fountains and statuary, but you may also encounter a giant fiberglass butterfly.

It takes time to walk all the paths, but if you wish to visit just certain displays, you can download garden maps from BBG website. There is also a handy bar graph, showing peak blooming seasons for the different plants.

Well-worth a visit, the Boerner Botanical Gardens afford an enjoyable break from a busy urban life.

Visited May 2013
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Muskego, Wisconsin
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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 attraction reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Why don't we go more??”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2013

It's been awhile since we've been here even though its in our backyard. We're always super busy but I can still remember the Awesome rose bushes. Great place to walk aroudn and enjoy the fresh air.

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Franklin, Wisconsin
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“wow!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

never saw so many beautiful flowers and plants in one place at once. A tremendous amount of work must go into this place.

Visited September 2012
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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28 reviews 28 reviews
4 attraction reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Beautiful and peaceful”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2013

Many varieties of flowers in a very peaceful setting. A great place to take a nice relaxing walk. Bring your camera too.

Visited August 2012
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Scottsdale, Arizona
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“Beautiful and month!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2013

What a local treasure. Whether you visit in the spring, summer, fall or winter - it's always a delight. Check on line for the programs that are offered.

Visited September 2012
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