The Greater Milwaukee area is home to some beautiful and unique gardens that will appeal to art enthusiasts, serious horticulturalists, history buffs, and more. Anyone who can appreciate the beauty of nature will enjoy exploring these local gardens!

  1. The formal gardens span more than 40 acres at Milwaukee’s “Living” Museum. From the Arboretum to the Rock Garden, you can easily spend hours exploring the plants and gardens. Gardening enthusiasts will especially love a peek at the cutting edge of horticulture in the Trial Gardens; Boerner is one of only 23 All America Rose Selections trial sites, and well over 400 varieties of roses and flowers are undergoing trial and available to view.

    9400 Boerner Drive
    Hales Corners, WI • 53130
    (414) 525-5600
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  2. Lynden Sculpture Garden

    Sculpture Garden

    Lynden Sculpture Garden

    Visitors enjoy a unique experience of art in nature at this sculpture garden. There are no paths, so feel free to observe the collection of 50 monumental sculptures from every vantage point. The collection is sited over 40 acres of park, lake, and woodland and includes pieces by Alexander Archipenko, Henry Moore, Mark di Suvero, and more. Docent-led walking tours are available year-round.

    2145 W. Brown Deer Road
    Milwaukee, WI • 53217
    (414) 446-8794
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  3. Mitchell Park Domes

    Historic Places of Interest

    Mitchell Park Domes

    This unique conservatory is a must-see for any plant lover. Each of the three beehive-shaped glass domes contains its own distinct ecosystem, featuring a tropical rainforest, a desert, and a changing show dome.

    524 S. Layton Boulevard
    Milwaukee, WI • 53215
    (414) 257-5611
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  4. This historic farm offers a unique look at 19th century farming and industry in Wisconsin in a rustic yet elegant setting. Nine original buildings remain, including a 75-foot lime kiln, a Greek-revival farmhouse built with Milwaukee’s iconic Cream City brick, threshing barn, and one of the largest stone barns in the state. Special events and activities show what life was like during the late 19th century.

    8881 W. Grange Avenue
    Greendale, WI • 53129
    (414) 273-8288
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  5. Villa Terrace


    Villa Terrace

    Built as a private home in 1923, this stunning Italian Renaissance-style villa now features fine and decorative arts, wrought-iron masterpieces by Cyril Colnik, and an unforgettable garden. The tiered Renaissance Garden overlooks Lake Michigan and recreates the traditional elements of a 16th century Tuscan landscape.

    2220 N. Terrace Avenue
    Milwaukee, WI • 53202
    (414) 271-3656
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