Art, Gardens and Beyond
Last Updated: 4/15/2014
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.
This gallery, located in a mission-style bungalow, is surrounded by gardens. The house contains one large main gallery space, which contains work such as functional art, fine art and jewelry. The East Gallery puts on special exhibitions throughout the year. As you walk through the surrounding gardens you will also 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.
Whataview Farm and Weaver – Phelps
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!
Gardens of the John Michael Kohler Arts Center – Sheboygan
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!
Bed & Breakfasts with Beautiful Gardens
If you are looking for a longer Spring vacation, below are two Wisconsin bed and breakfasts that boast about their stunning gardens. Here’s a couple that rank high in hospitality and luscious blooms, not to mention have art galleries in the area as well.
Garden Bluff Cottage – Mineral Point
This nestled-away cottage is located in a unique setting. It’s tucked away against rock bluffs and surrounded by luxurious gardens. This cottage is a romantic getaway with one queen bed, a whirlpool and a fireplace to relax at the end of your day. Additionally, Mineral Point, being known as “where Wisconsin began,” has a stunning historic downtown. Within walking distance of this cottage you will find art galleries and antique shops.
Garden Gate Bed and Breakfast – Sturgeon Bay
This bed and breakfast, located in a Victorian Style home within Sturgeon Bay’s historic downtown, is a perfect Spring getaway for you and your family. They serve breakfast every morning and you can find scenic waterfronts close by. Since it’s located close to the historic downtown you can also find many art galleries and unique shops. Not to mention Door County is a popular destination for Wisconsin travelers and you can stop at the Gardens of the John Michael Kohler Arts Center on your way there!