Garden Tours and Workshops - UW Whitewater Campus
Continuing Education offers a variety of programs for people interested in gardening, landscaping and sustainable horticultural practices. Tours of UW-Whitewater’s prairie and nature preserve and campus gardens and grounds are offered for free during the summer months. Workshops on topics from pruning to pollinators and weeds to container gardening are offered in fall and spring.
Core Garden Tours:
Explore the many gardens and natural spaces tucked between our campus buildings. In addition to providing information about the annuals, perennials, shrubs and trees in our landscapes around campus and the sustainability practices we use, this year will feature additional details about campus history on all three tours too!
History of the Whitewater Normal School Grounds: Thursday, August 5, 6:00 – 7:30 pm This tour will visit the Salisbury and Chopp Arboretums, Memory Garden, Hyer Hall, Halverson Log Cabin, and Little Red Schoolhouse, which are all on the original grounds of the Normal School. This year we will provide an exclusive sneak peek inside the Log Cabin and Schoolhouse!
Gardens and Trees of the South Campus Core: Thursday, August 12, 6:00 – 7:30 pm This tour will focus on trees and landscape beds near Andersen Library, Heide Hall, University Center, the South Wyman Mall, Hyer Hall, Salisbury Arboretum, Roseman Building, and Minnieska Springs.
Gardens and Trees of the North Campus Core: Thursday, August 19, 6:00 – 7:30 pm The final tour of the summer will explore the campus vegetable garden as well as trees and landscape beds near Moraine Hall, Hyland Hall, Upham Hall, Winther Hall, Minnieska Springs, and White Hall.