Like Gardens?

Do you enjoy gardening, or looking at others’ gardens? Well, here are a couple of suggestions for this weekend:

(1) Blodgett Garden Center (Fort Atkinson) is having its grand (re)opening this weekend. They had a terrible fire earlier this year, but now have arisen from the ashes. The celebration this weekend includes live music, tours of the newly rebuilt store, food, prize drawings and give-aways, and specials.

(2) Rotary Botanical Gardens (Janesville) is always a treat for the eyes. This year there’s a display of more varieties of marigolds (more than 200) than most people would guess exist!

Wisconsin garden book coverIf you want more, Andersen Library has books on gardens. Search the HALCAT (Harold Andersen Library Catalog) and find titles such as Wisconsin gardens & landscapes (3rd-floor Main Collection, QK73.W6 S35 2008), The Chinese garden : history, art and architecture (3rd-floor Main Collection, OVERSIZE, SB457.55 .K47 2003), Ortho’s all about plans for beds & borders (3rd-floor Main Collection, SB423.7 .O78 2002), and many more.

Please ask a librarian for assistance with finding materials.

About Barbara

I am a Reference & Instruction librarian, head of that department in Andersen Library, an associate professor, and a member of the General Education Review Committee and Faculty Senate. I've been working at UW-W since July 1, 1990.
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One Response to Like Gardens?

  1. Ronna says:

    We just visited the Rotary Gardens in Janesville. Beautiful flowers and landscaping. Be sure to bring your camera!

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