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Bookworm Gardens

About Bookworm Gardens

Just seven minutes from Blue Harbor Resort in Sheboygan, WI, Bookworm Gardens is a vibrant and playful botanical garden based on children's literature. Enriching for the mind, body, and spirit, the 70 different gardens are open May through October.

The young and young-at-heart can explore two acres of garden space for unstructured play in a beautiful and secure environment. Explore your favorite children's books, brought to life one garden at a time. Hop aboard the magic school bus, meet the three bears, and create your own world with Harold and a purple crayon.

Open for General Admission beginning May 3rd, 2023. Register online or at the gate for a general visit and spend your day wandering around the gardens between 10am-4pm (May, September, October) and 9am-5pm (June-August).

Special Events at Bookworm Gardens

Happily Haunted ~ October 14-15, 19-23, 26-29 | 5-8 PM

Visit Bookworm Gardens for not-so-spooky family funs! There will be thousands of twinkling lights, stories, scavenger hunts, a pumpkin walk and costumes galore! Dinner fare, munchies, and festive beverages will be available for purchase. All children will leave with a treat bag, so leave your trick-or-treat buckets at home!

Pre-registration is required for all and opens on Tuesday, September 5.


Members: $10 

Non-Members: $15

2 years old and younger: FREE

Event admission is non-refundable and non-transferrable. The Gardens are open rain or shine. In the case of unsafe or severe weather conditions, please visit our website and follow us on social media for updates.

Boos & Brews ~ Friday, October 13th | 6pm - 9pm

Celebrate the spooky season with thousands of twinkling lights, live music by Cold Soda Club, scrumptious food truck fare, festive brews, wines, cocktails, bonfires (with s'mores!) and more! Adults only, age 21+. Please have IDs present for check-in. Ticket price includes event entry and live music. Food and beverage available for purchase.


Pre-registration pricing:

  • Member: $15

  • Non-Member: $18

Limited tickets will be available at the door, pending capacity availability:

At-the-Gate Pricing:

  • Members: $18

  • Non-Member: $21


Frost Fest ~ December 14th - 16th | 5pm - 8pm

Have you ever wondered what the Gardens are like in winter? Join us at Frost Fest for exclusive access to the grounds during our off season to immerse yourself in twinkling lights and festive fun. We'll have themed beverages, an interactive and educational art making experience, bonfires, storytimes, frosty frolicking, and more. Frost Fest takes place rain, snow, or shine, so please dress for the weather. 


  • Members: $10

  • Non-Members: $15

  • 2 years old and younger: FREE

Bookworm Gardens Photos

Contact Bookworm Gardens

Free parking is available adjacent to Bookworm Gardens and next to the UW Sheboygan buildings, housing the Extension offices and Sheboygan County Master Gardeners.

Just 8 minutes from Blue Harbor Resort in Sheboygan, WI.

1415 Campus Drive | Sheboygan, WI 53081


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