The UW Science Alliance regrets to inform everyone that UW Family Gardening Day 2020 has been cancelled. We thank our event organizers and funders for their time, talents and support; and we want to express our gratitude to our many visitors over the years! We look forward to sometime soon welcoming groups of visitors back to campus.
On Saturday May 2, 2020 from 10am to 1pm join us for the 14th Annual UW Family Gardening Day at D.C. Smith Greenhouse, 465 Babcock Drive; Allen Centennial Gardens, 620 Babcock Drive; Steenbock Memorial Library, 550 Babcock Drive; the WI Energy Institute (WEI), 1552 University Ave; the Wisconsin Institute for Discovery (WID), 330 N Orchard St. and Leopold Hall Rooftop Greenhouse, 1635 Kronshage Dr.
Some new activities include displays on biofuels, pollinators and monarchs at the WEI and looking at seeds under the microscope in the Botany Garden.
While supplies last, Allen Centennial Garden will be distributing Pasta Four-Packs (sets of tomato, oregano, basil and pepper plants), and Master Gardener’s at Steenbock Library will hand out pollinator-friendly Mexican Sunflowers for visitors to take and plant in their home gardens.
Steenbock Library will have Master Gardeners on hand to answer questions and distribute information about gardening resources. Visitors are also encouraged to check out the library’s collection, which includes popular materials on cooking, food preservation, gardening and urban agriculture.
While on campus, visitors should be sure to stop by Babcock Hall Dairy Store, which will be open and dishing up ice cream treats from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m.
Free parking is available in Lot 34 at 1480 Tripp Circle; in Lot 36 just west of Steenbock Library; in Lot 40 behind Babcock Hall and in Lot 41 at 1820 University Avenue.