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“Good way to spend our afternoon”

Boerner Botanical Gardens
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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.
Milwaukee, WI
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69 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Good way to spend our afternoon”
Reviewed July 6, 2014

My husband and I came here to help me "work on my walking" because I'm recovering from a broken ankle. It was nice to stroll through the gardens. Our favorite was the herb garden since we like to garden as well. There was a wedding going on in the mall area, so that was a little awkward for us, but still it was a nice time!

Visited July 2014
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Wausau, Wisconsin
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41 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Great place alone, on a date, or with your family. ”
Reviewed June 28, 2014 via mobile

We stopped here to let our daughter stretch her legs as she'd been stuck in her car seat for hours. We got a lot more than we bargained for! Reasonably priced, beautiful, casual. It isn't the most stroller-friendly place, but you can access at least 75% of the grounds on wheels. If we lived in Hales Corners we'd take our kids there every day.
We will certainly return.

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Huntsville, Texas
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282 reviews
39 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
“a very pleasant stroll, much to see.”
Reviewed June 14, 2014

Because we visited the gardens in early June we missed out on the roses and
various other late bloomers, but there was plenty there to see. The many irises
and peonies were spectacular. We enjoyed the meadows and arbors, and the
waterfall and bridge were a nice surprise.

Visited June 2014
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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736 reviews
456 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 464 helpful votes
“Always something to look at”
Reviewed June 5, 2014

The gardens are really nice- the volunteers and park employees do a great job with tending the plants. Don't stop there though. There's a great library in the basement where you can look at plant books, see historical newspapers about the parks, and see many seed and bulb catalogs. They have a children's nature book section too. Then in the hallway is a display of the parks showing the history that shouldn't be missed if you are interested in how the parks used to look.

This year they've opened a cafe so you can get a coffee, pre made sandwiches and salads. There are also a few new pieces of art in the peony garden. Really nice place in good weather!

If you have a membership here, it's good at several hundred other gardens in the US. If you belong to a botanic garden in your hometown, you might see if you can have free admission here as well.

Visited May 2014
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Hales Corners, Wisconsin
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121 reviews
43 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“Fantastic garden”
Reviewed May 24, 2014 via mobile

The gardens are full of year-round activities. Skiing and sledding in winter. Concerts in summer. Lovely gift shop with unique items for all ages. If you want to see deer, a drive through at dusk will likely uncover small herds. Fish fry on Fridays are a available. There is also a coffee shop. Plenty of room to hike and explore.

Visited May 2014
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