UW Family Gardening Day

Update: UW Family Gardening Day will take place on Saturday, May 6th, 2023

More details to come…


UW Family Gardening Day 2022 took place on Saturday, May 7th (10am – 1pm)

April showers bring May flowers – and this opportunity to explore campus gardens, greenhouses, and related facilities. Visit the DC Smith Greenhouse (465 Babcock Dr.), Allen Centennial Garden (620 Babcock Dr.), Steenbock Library/BioCommons (550 Babcock Dr.) and Wisconsin Energy Institute (1552 University Ave.). Explore hands-on activities with seeds, plants and soil. Ask questions of Master Gardeners. Discover books for all ages about gardening, plants, soil, water and more. Take home plants and seeds for your own garden (while supplies last).


Click on the map/passport below for a printable pdf:

How to Get Around Campus!

Free Campus Bus Routes

  • 80, 81 & 82

Parking is Also Available:

  • Lot 17: 1550 Engineering Dr
  • Lot 20: 1390 University Ave
  • Lot 36: 1645 Observatory Dr
  • Lot 34: 1480 Tripp Circle
  • Lot 40: 1655 Linden Dr
  • Lot 41: 1820 University Ave

Click here for an interactive campus map.

Click here for additional visitor parking information.


Looking for something to do at home – check out our ThingLink!

For more information, please visit the UW Family Gardening Day Facebook Page