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Boerner Botanical Gardens

9400 Boerner Dr, in Whitnall Park, Hales Corners, WI 53130-2273
+1 414-525-5600
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Beauty in the Boerner Botanical Gardens

I visited the gardens during the Chinese Lights exhibit and loved it. Beautifully manicured... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Lovely visit

We had a beautiful day,though slightly overcast. Enjoyed about 90 minutes of walking the beautiful... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Tracey B
Plainfield, Illinois, United States
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These gardens, located in Whitnall Park, offer an outstanding variety of plants and flowers including significant collections of roses and perennials.
  • Excellent66%
  • Very good29%
  • Average2%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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9400 Boerner Dr, in Whitnall Park, Hales Corners, WI 53130-2273
+1 414-525-5600

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I visited the gardens during the Chinese Lights exhibit and loved it. Beautifully manicured gardens and sights to see. Highly recommend it!

Thank BMiller2013
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a beautiful day,though slightly overcast. Enjoyed about 90 minutes of walking the beautiful grounds for about $5 each. Well worth it.

Thank Tracey B
Reviewed 30 October 2017

Went to the gardens for the China Lights Exhibit, was a beautiful event. I had read about the "awful crowds" and how over crowded it was. Maybe I've been to enough events that attract people, this didn't seem that overly crowded. We actually figured out...More

Thank Travel4Fun31
Reviewed 23 October 2017

My wife and I decided to visit the Boerner Botanical Gardens for the China Lights. We had never been there for the China Lights before. It was nice getting there early to walk around the gardens to see the displays before they were lit up....More

Thank cwillini
Reviewed 20 October 2017

Recently took a stroll through before the most recent displays. Have been here for all seasons and attended a wedding. Nice expanded building on grounds. Have enjoyed the rose gardens in the past. Nice variety of trees (I just stroll through the lawns) and pleasant...More

Thank NeverUnpacked
Reviewed 20 October 2017

China Lights is really worth seeing, but you need to know some things about it. The path to go through most of it is one way only. You get caught up in a major crowd of people, so it goes very slow. There are a...More

Thank travelbug281
Reviewed 19 October 2017

Visiting the spectacular China Lights exhibit was worth dealing with the throngs of eager attendees who also marveled at the creative display of clever and historically inspired scenes. There is signage to describe each area, but the downloadable app allowed more detail. There were dance...More

Thank dekalbill
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Reviewed 18 October 2017 via mobile

Went to see this beautiful Festival of Lights they travel around it’s here till October 31 2017 I was amazed at the detail of this they have food to eat in a garden and beverages to drink you can also buy things that they make...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 18 October 2017

Spectacular exhibit - really special after dark when all the lights come on. Well worth the effort to try to see it during the day as well. So many different colors after the lights come on. New crowd traffic pattern this year seemed to make...More

Thank Blewbels
Reviewed 16 October 2017 via mobile

Very cool to see in person. We were told about this by a friend and also read about it in a State Journal column. Get there early! We waited in a long line (that moved fast) for both parking and entry. Worth the drive from...More

Thank mitchell m
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4 April 2015|
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Response from Linda E | Reviewed this property |
Yes i believe so...or you get multiple free visits with Friends of Boerner membership. It is in a free Milwaukee County Park however. It's Whitnall park. I don't work there so cannot tell you if my information is up to... More