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Boerner Botanical Gardens

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Address: 9400 Boerner Dr, in Whitnall Park, Hales Corners, WI 53130-2273
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+1 414-525-5600
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These gardens, located in Whitnall Park, offer an outstanding variety of...

These gardens, located in Whitnall Park, offer an outstanding variety of plants and flowers including significant collections of roses and perennials.

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Beautiful, all staff very helpful!

I had my wedding here last June, 2016 and it was beautiful! The staff was very thorough and helpful- I wouldn't undo/redo a thing!

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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30 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I had my wedding here last June, 2016 and it was beautiful! The staff was very thorough and helpful- I wouldn't undo/redo a thing!

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Thank Gina C
New Berlin, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

When this botanical garden was established in the 1930's, the goal of it was not to be a specimen garden, but one that was to give you an idea of what you could plant around your house. In fact, they built a house in the middle of the garden to give you the idea! It is broken into 5 areas:... More 

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Greendale, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017

It is a great place to walk through with the family or loved one. Great for weddings or parties. Pick a nice sunny day.

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Racine
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016

Attended a wedding at Boerner last night. This is a very nice venue for a wedding. It was an evening wedding which was very nice. I can see a summer or fall daytime would be beautiful. The food was great from appetizers, dinner and the wedding cake. The caterer is excellent. If I had any concerns, is that they had... More 

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Walworth, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016

Enjoyed the silk and bamboo lighted figures. The dragon was amazing and the bridge covered with flowers.

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Waukesha, WI
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016

Wow! This was one really cool attraction. It's so popular it was extended. The sculptures were stunning. Every sculpture was built on site, and hand painted onto silk fabric. If this comes to your town, make an effort to see it. You won't be disappointed.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

Although I could not see the gardens, we did go to the special exhibit called China Lights! It was phenomenal and when I watched the exhibit to see how it was constructed and put together-even more impressive. We were there the last weekend so some of the lights were burnt out. Parking was a mess and it took a long... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

Went and saw the chinese lights, what a wonderful sight, very worth the trip and the shuttle ride to and from. The lights at night were awesome and the bridge of lanterns amazing when you think of all the time spent making them. Great value and family fun.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

My adult daughter and I spent several hours strolling through this beautiful light display on a Saturday night. It was a bit crowded until after the 8pm stage show. Then it cleared out considerably and we revisited a couple of our favorite exhibits. We each had a couple veggie rolls from the food booths; they were a tasty snack. I... More 

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Madison, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

We traveled to Hales Corners to see the China Lights display running in September and October. It was fabulous and I highly recommend going to see it if you get a chance. We arrived before dusk so we could see the sculptures and stayed until dark to fully appreciate the lighting. Made of silk on armatures with lighting, it was... More 

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