Find home improvement and gardening classes for Milwaukee, Waukesha and the surrounding counties. Here is a roundup of home and garden events, craft and hobby shows, and where to find more information:
Alpine Valley Resort: Sip & Shop Vendor Fair, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Aug. 28. W2501 County Road D, Elkhorn. (800) 227-9395.
Apple Holler: Orchard & Farm features fresh fruit to pick in summer. Country Store, Bakery & Gift Shop, open daily. 5006 S. Sylvania Ave., Sturtevant, (262) 884-7100; appleholler.com
Boerner Botanical Gardens: Gardens are open 8 a.m.-7 p.m. daily. Education/Visitor Center is open 9 a.m.-4 p.m. daily. Whitnall Park, 9400 Boerner Drive, Hales Corners. General information: (414) 525-5653; boernerbotanicalgardens.org
- Garden Walks: June 23, July 7, 28, Aug. 18, 25.
- Herb Day. July 18.
Brookfield Farmers Market: Open 7:30 a.m.-noon Saturdays. Brookfield Central High School, front parking lot, 16900 Gebhardt Road.
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Captain Frederick Pabst Mansion: Learn about the historic house museum dedicated to the preservation of the Pabst family legacy. Advance reservation recommended. 2000 W. Wisconsin Ave. pabstmansion.com
Cedar Creek Settlement: Visit a variety of mid-19th century buildings with gift and specialty shops, antique stores, galleries, restaurants, and the Cedar Creek Winery. N70-W6340 Bridge Road, Cedarburg. cedarcreeksettlement.com
Cudahy Family Library: Adult and family activities held outside at the Ladish Foundation Amphitheater. 3500 Library Drive, Cudahy. (414) 769-2244.
- Gone Gardening in Southeastern Wisconsin, 6:30 p.m. June 8.
- World Wide Knit in Public Day, noon-4 p.m. June 12.
East Troy Railroad Museum: Travel on a historic rail car for dinner or a family picnic, or as a passenger on a regular day trip or holiday train. Dinner trains offer three or four-course meals. Sunday Brunch Train features breakfast casseroles, pastries and a fruit cup, plus juice or coffee. Advance electronic ticket purchase required. Depot, 2002 Church St., East Troy. (262) 642-3263; easttroyrr.org
Ebert’s Greenhouse Village: Open 8 a.m.-7 p.m. Monday-Saturday; 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday.. W1795 Fox Road, Ixonia. ebertsgreenhouse.com
- Drought Tolerant Perennials and Shrubs for Southeastern Wisconsin with Melinda Myers. July 18.
Elegant Farmer: Shop the Farm Kitchen Bakery, Deli & Market, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. daily. 1545 Main St., Mukwonago, (262) 363-6771; elegantfarmer.com
Four Seasons Garden Club: Secret Garden Walk, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. July 10. $8 in advance, $10 the day of the tour. A self-guided tour of five Kenosha area private gardens. Information: 4seasonsgardenclub.org/secret-garden-walk
Friends of the Domes: Adult education programs are held at various locations. 524 S. Layton Blvd. (414) 257-5608; milwaukeedomes.org
- Bumble Bee Walk at Wehr Nature Center. June 12.
The Garden Conservancy: Open Days Program Tour, July 31 and Aug. 28-29. Admission $10 per garden. The July gardens include Sievert Garden in Waukesha, Dragonfly Farm in Mequon, and Radler’s Rosarium in Greenfield. The August gardens include four gardens on the North Shore of Milwaukee County. Advance purchase required and tickets are limited. Information: gardenconservancy.org/open-days
Garden District Neighborhood Association: Garden Tour, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. July 31. Free. Driving tour of about 12 gardens in the 13th aldermanic district. Map will be published on the Garden District Facebook page. Information: Dawn, (414) 379-2450.
Greater Milwaukee Rose Society: Garden tour, 1-3 p.m. June 13. A donation is suggested. Event held at Rose Innovation, 10020 W. Meadow Drive, Greenfield.
Greenfield Beautification Committee: Tour of Will Radler’s rose garden, 9 a.m.-noon July 17. $10 per person at the gardens. 10020 W. Meadow Drive, Greenfield. gbcinfo.org
Hearthstone Historic House Museum: America’s Electrical National Treasure self-guided exhibit, (through Aug.). Pre-purchase recommended for all public building tours. 625 Prospect Ave., Appleton. (920) 730-8204; hearthstonemuseum.org
Historic Concordia Home Tour:Spirit of Historic Concordia virtual tour starts June 19 with no ending date. Explore about 40 locations in the Concordia neighborhood. Tour is free but donations requested. hcni.org/home-tour
Historic Milwaukee: Self-guided tour maps are available highlighting local architecture and history. 235 E. Michigan St. (414) 277-7795; historicmilwaukee.org
Hoard Historical Museum: The museum is offering three types of Roger and Sandra Anderson peonies for sale. Plants must be paid-in-full at the time of order, and may be ordered at any time during the museum’s open hours. 401 Whitewater Ave., Fort Atkinson. (920) 563-7769; hoardmuseum.org
Johnson’s Gardens: Garden classes, workshops and demonstrations are offered throughout the year. Registration required. 8504 Highway 60, Cedarburg. (262) 377-2500; jgplants.com
Kenosha Public Market: Outdoor market, 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Saturdays, through Oct. 30. 625 52nd St., Kenosha. kenoshapublicmarkets.com
Lake Country Art and Garden Tour: Tour gardens from July 19-24, with workshops, art and music. Events are individually priced, and times vary. Information: pewaukeearts.org
Lakeside Garden Tour: 11 a.m.-4 p.m. July 25. Free, self guided tour of gardens on Milwaukee’s east side. Maps available on July 19 at Downer True Value Hardware, 2629 N. Downer Ave. Information: lakesidegardentour.com
Lynden Sculpture Garden: Open 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday-Wednesday, (closed Thursday). Experience art in nature with sculptures sited across 40 acres of park, lake and woodland. 2145 W. Brown Deer Road. (414) 446-8794; lyndensculpturegarden.org
Melinda Myers Virtual Gardening Seminars: Each class is designed to deepen your horticulture knowledge, enhance your gardening skills, and help you transform your landscape. The seminars are free, but registration is required. melindamyers.com
- Creating Pollinator Gardens. June 8.
- Sustainable Lawn and Landscape Care. June 9.
- Gardening During the Summer Months. June 10.
- Strategies & Benefits of Adding Native Plants to Your Landscape. June 15.
- Low Growing Shrubs & Vines to Attract & Support Pollinators. June 22.
- Ask the Plant Doctor. July 20.
Menomonee Falls Community League: 2021 Garden Tour, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. June 26. $8 advance; $10 day of tour. Visit six gardens in the Menomonee Falls area. Advance tickets sold at Shady Lane Greenhouse, W172-N7388 Shady Lane, Menomonee Falls. Information: (414) 581-0352; communityleague.com
Milwaukee Public Library: Full list of virtual workshops available at mpl.org
Milwaukee Recreation: Full list of adult enrichment courses available online at mkerec.net
Mitchell Park Horticultural Conservatory: Hours: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesday-Friday; 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday-Sunday. Timed entry reservation required. General admission: $8; $6 for children ages 6 to 17, students and people with disabilities; free for children age 5 and younger. Milwaukee County residents receive $1 off entry, and resident seniors (60+) get $3 off entry. ID Required. 524 S. Layton Blvd. (414) 257-5600; milwaukeedomes.org
- Love Your Parks, Summer Floral Show. June 12-Sept. 12.
North Central Wisconsin Master Gardeners: Garden Walk, 1-7 p.m. July 9, and 9 a.m.-3 p.m. July 10. $10. Tour five gardens on Wausau’s northeast side. Advance tickets available on July 1 at the Marathon County UW-Extension office, 212 River Drive, Wausau. Information: (715) 574-3290.
Oconomowoc Woman’s Club: Garden Tour, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. July 17. Rain date July 18. $12 advance; $15 day of tour. Driving tour of two gardens in Dousman, and four gardens in Oconomowoc. Information: (262) 337-1050; oconomowocwomansclub.com
Olbrich Botanical Garden: Home Garden Tour, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. July 9-10. $15 general admission; $13 Olbrich member; $6 for child age 6 to12. Visit eight private gardens in Fox Ridge, Radio Park, Sunset Village, Glen Oak Hills, Westmorland, and the University Hill Farms historic district. Tickets available for purchase on June 15 in the Olbrich Botanical Garden lobby, 3330 Atwood Ave., Madison. Information: olbrich.org
Richfield Art at the Mill: Art and fine craft fair, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. June 19. Richfield Historical Park, 1896 State Road 164, Richfield.
Roots and Branches: Gardens of West Bend Tour, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. July 17; noon-3 p.m. July 18. $10. Self-guided driving tour of five gardens in the West Bend area. rootsbranches.org
Sheboygan Area Garden Walk: Tour Christopher Farm & Gardens by reservation from 8-11 a.m., noon- 3 p.m., or 4-7 p.m. July 10. Advance ticket is $20 adult; $10 for ages 13 to 17, and children 12 and under are free. Tickets purchased at the event are $30 for adults; $15 for ages 13 to17. Cash only. Visit a 50-acre private garden, which is bordered by woodlands and has panoramic views of Lake Michigan located at W580 Garton Road, Sheboygan. sheboygangardeners.com/sagw-garden-walk
SoundStage MKE: Walking tour featuring stories of city landmarks and locales. Tour begins at the Milwaukee Public Library Central branch at 814 W. Wells St., and ends at the War Memorial Center at 750 N. Lincoln Memorial Drive. For more information visit: MilwaukeeRep.com
South Milwaukee Historical Society: Garden Tour, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. June 19. $10. Visit four area gardens, with hand-crafted items for sale by local artisans, and music at some gardens. Tickets available at Mari’s Flowers, 905 Milwaukee Ave., South Milwaukee. Information: Patti Bergeson, (414) 768-9549; or visit southmilwaukeehistory.org/
Taliesin Preservation: House and estate tours, (through Oct. 31). Driftless Landscape tour features history of the surrounding area, and the One-Hour House tour features Frank Lloyd Wright’s home and studio. Visitor Center, 5607 County Road C, Spring Green. taliesinpreservation.org/
Tower Heritage Center: Campus includes two museums and one historic site that trace the history of Washington County. 320 S. 5th Ave., West Bend. (262) 335-4678; thetowerheritagecenter.org
Villa Terrace Decorative Arts Museum: Renaissance Garden features foliage, flowerbeds, water features, statuary and more. 2220 N. Terrace Ave. (414) 376-9110; friendsofvillaterrace.org
Waukesha Farmers Market: Open 8 a.m.-noon Saturdays, (through Oct. 30). Waukesha State Bank Employee parking lot, St. Paul and Madison, along the the Fox River.
West Allis Farmers Market: Open 1-6 p.m. Saturdays, and noon-6 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, (through Nov. 27). 6501 W. National Ave.
Wisconsin Museum of Quilts & Fiber Arts: Workshops and exhibitions of works by fiber artists demonstrating traditional to contemporary techniques. N50-W5050 Portland Road, Cedarburg. (262) 546-0300; wiquiltmuseum.com
- Rummage Sale. June 17-19.
- Tie Dye Lab. July 6.
- 10th Anniversary Open House. Aug. 5.
Please submit your event three weeks before the event or registration deadline to [email protected], with “Attention Home and Garden calendar” in the subject line.