Public Gardens

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Landscape Lighting

Director of Horticulture, Jeff Epping, shows how landscape lighting is used at Olbrich Gardens in Madison.

The Flying Pig

The Flying Pig is a garden, gallery and cafe in Kewaunkee County on the Door County Peninsula. Shelley Ryan walks through the garden with one of the owners, Robyn Mulhaney.

Longenecker Gardens

Visit Longenecker Gardens at the UW-Madison Arboretum with Professor Emeritus of Horticulture Ed Hassellkus. Longenecker Gardens has more than 2,500 species of trees and shrubs and one of the biggest collections of lilacs in the country. In 2010, Longenecker Gardens celebrates their 75th anniversary.

An 1880's Ethnic Garden

Join us at the Koepsel House at Old World Wisconsin for a demonstration on how immigrant ethnic Pomeranians integrated American traditions.

Olbrich's Meadow Garden

Tour Olbrich Botanical Garden's meadow garden with Jeff Epping. It's fashioned after the meadows in England and is not only beautiful, but easy to maintain.

Perennial Fall Color (Perennial Borders)

Enjoy the fall perennial borders at the Allen Centennial Gardens on the UW-Madison campus.  Horticulture grad student Ed Lyons introduces colorful fall-blooming options for your garden.

Community Support Agriculture

Visit the Vermont Valley Community Farm, a Dane County Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) farm owned by Barb and Dave Perkins. The 20-acre farm hosts seasonal events such as the spring pea pick, the corn boil, the pumpkin pick and the pesto fest.  Barb Perkins notes that CSAs are usually organic and she stresses that eating locally supports family farms and local economies.

Creating A Tropical Garden For Wisconsin

From inside the Thai Pavilion at Olbrich Gardens in Madison, Jeff Epping explains how to create a hardy tropical garden in Wisconsin backyards.

Creating Garden Rooms

Learn how to create garden rooms with Anne Walker. Shelley Ryan and Walker visit a variety of Madison area gardens to see examples of garden rooms, using the sky as the ceiling, the lawn as the floor, and plants as the walls and decorations.

Huitlachoche (Wheat-La-Coach-Ai)

In Madison, Shelley Ryan talks with Troy Community Gardens Manager Claire Strader about a fungus known as Huitlachoche or corn smut. Find out why farmers are deliberately infecting their fields with it.


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