Green Bay Botanical Garden announces summer events

Green Bay Botanical Garden, Donald J. Schneider Family Grand Garden
A ribbon cutting ceremony was held for the Donald J. Schneider Family Grand Garden at the Green Bay Botanical Garden, September 7, 2017. (WLUK/Mike Murad)

GREEN BAY (WLUK) -- From lunch to evening concerts, the Green Bay Botanical Garden is planning a summer full of events.

Beginning this week, the GBBG is holding weekly cookouts on Wednesdays. From 11 a.m.-1 p.m., lunch will be served, including grilled meats, snacks, desserts, beverages and fresh produce grown locally in partnership with the N.E.W. Master Gardener Volunteer Association. Lunches are $6 for GBBG members and $7 for non-members.

The Wednesday cookouts run through Aug. 29.

Buy-one-get-one-free garden admission is available from 4-8 p.m., with the interactive Children's Discovery Stations open from 4-6 p.m.

Then, on Wednesday nights, Garden to Glass: Cocktails with Tunes features herbal cocktails and live music from 6-7:30 p.m. A list of performers is available online.

Meanwhile, four musical events are also scheduled for the summer:

Those who buy lawn seating should take chairs or blankets. Food and drink are available for purchase.

Also, on Thursday nights, the GBBG is holding a weekly concert series from 6-7:30 p.m. Food and drinks are available for purchase from 5-7 p.m., with visitors allowed to bring their own picnic baskets and lawn chairs or blankets.

  • June 21: Big Mouth & the Power Tool Horns
  • June 28: Bay Area Big Band
  • July 12: Daddy D Productions
  • July 19: Copper Box
  • July 26: N.E.W. Piano Guys
  • Aug. 2: Kevin Van Ess & Talk of the Town
  • Aug. 9: Patchouli
  • Aug. 16: Cool Waters Band

Weather permitting, the Seeds to Snacks program runs from 4-6 p.m. Thursdays. Visitors can participate in hands-on gardening activities and then create a fresh garden snack from the GBBG's harvest.