Art, Gardens and Beyond
Last Updated: 3/4/2017
As we jump into Spring, the excitement of warm weather and fresh flowers fills the ambiance of the outdoors. A great way to start your spring season is by visiting the blooming gardens around the state. This year, why not visit some gardens with a little something extra? Here is a list of stops that incorporate both garden and art.
Wisconsin Art Gardens
This gallery, located in a mission-style bungalow, is surrounded by gardens. The large main gallery space offers work such as functional art, fine art and jewelry. The East Gallery hosts special exhibitions throughout the year.
As you walk through the surrounding gardens you'll find many sculptural pieces that juxtapose the floral scenery. If you are interested in learning how to work with clay, the gallery also provides classes throughout the year.
Stay at the Jay Lee Inn, on the shores of Elkhart Lake, for more scenic views.
Couple John and Mary open their farm home to Wisconsin travelers throughout the year. Their slogan is “If we’re home, we’re open!” The duo works together; John, among many things, raises the sheep that produce the wool for Mary to spin her award-winning rugs and table runners.
They boast about their gardens, and if you come for a visit, you must take a stroll through the serene scenery. If you are looking for something a little different, Whataview Farm and Weaver is the place to go!
The gardens of the John Michael Kohler Arts Center are a must-see for your Spring trip. In addition to the Kohler Art Center being an amazing art space with exhibits, classes and performing arts, their four-season gardens top all things art and garden.
As you stroll through their gardens you will come across numerous sculptural and architectural elements creating the perfect ambiance as we jump into Spring!
Spend the night at Tauschek's Bed & Breakfast Log Home in Plymouth and enjoy the flowers as you relax on the massive front porch.
Bed & Breakfasts with Beautiful Gardens
There are also Bed & Breakfasts that can boast about there own stunning gardens. Here are a couple that rank high in hospitality and luscious blooms. Both also have art galleries in the area to explore.
Garden Bluff Cottage – Mineral Point
This cottage's unique setting, tucked away against rock bluffs and surrounded by luxurious gardens, make it a cozy hideaway. Enjoy the fireplace, whirlpool and old-fashioned charm, perfect for a romantic getaway.
Mineral Point, known as the place “where Wisconsin began,” has a stunning historic downtown. Within walking distance of this cottage you will find art galleries, antique shops and local cafes.
Garden Gate Bed and Breakfast – Sturgeon Bay
This Victorian Style home in Sturgeon Bay’s historic downtown, is a perfect Spring getaway for you and your family. The gardens are filled with a variety of blooms, from spring lilacs to summer daisies. Take a stroll through the historic downtown and find many art galleries and unique shops.
Located in Door County, a popular destination for Wisconsin travelers and arts enthusiasts, means even more galleries and gardens to explore!