Wisconsin is home to some of the world’s most beautiful wildflowers including the dwarf lake iris, chicory and white champion, so it makes sense that outdoor enthusiasts from all over America make the trek to Wisconsin every spring in order to catch the variety of flowers in bloom.
In addition to dozens of hiking trails, our great state is also home to beautiful botanical gardens. If you’re looking for something fun to do with the kids or your significant other, consider making a trip to one of the great locations:
Olbrich Botanical Gardens – Madison. This location is open year-round and features breathtaking spring blooms that peak during the month of May. Travel Wisconsin also notes that Obrich is home to The Thai Garden as well as over 650 different species of plants from Central and South America.
Gardens of the Fox Cities – Appleton. If you’re a fan of roses, this is a destination you won’t want to miss. The property is home to two different rose gardens as well as a memorial garden. If you’re an architecture buff, you’ll also want to take a few moments to swing by the home designed by Frank Lloyd Wright protégé Charles Montooth.
Allen Centennial Gardens – University of Wisconsin-Madison. Do you have a son or daughter that will be enrolling at the University of Wisconsin this spring? Are you an alumnus that hasn’t visited campus in a few years? Then you’ll want to visit the Allen Centennial gardens on campus. Peak blooms start in the month of May, but Travel Wisconsin also cites a collection of exotic shrubs and trees. There are 22 gardens in total, so set aside plenty of tiem to explore!