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Bookworm Gardens

About Bookworm Gardens

Just eight 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 1st, 2024. 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

7/30-8/4 Fairyfolk Festival
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9am-5pm

Step into a realm of magic at our dazzling Fairyfolk Festival! Immerse yourself in a weeklong celebration where the Gardens transform into a mystical haven, brimming with wonder and whimsy. Join us for a week filled with unforgettable memories amidst the splendor of nature's embrace. Event entry includes:

  • Access to the Gardens 
  • Join the Dragon Disco
  • Fairyfolk themed art making experience
  • Magical storytime
  • Fairy and elf village building
  • Fairy garden contest voting
  • Hunt for gnomes 
  • And much more!

6pm-9pm

Our newest event to attract our 21+ audience invites visitors to embark on a journey into the mystical realm of our Fairyfolk Masquerade, a captivating summer celebration like no other! Adults only, age 21+. Event entry includes:

  • Access to the Gardens
  • Live music from WhiskeyBelles
  • Design your own masquerade masks
  • Flower crowns (for purchase)
  • Themed beverages (for purchase)
  • Food trucks (for purchase)

9am-5pm

Join us for a delightful family event celebrating the timeless charm of the Hundred Acre Wood, inspired by the beloved children's classic book, Winnie the Pooh! Bring your loved ones and bounce through the Gardens like Tigger as you embark on an adventure filled with whimsy and wonder. Event entry includes:

  • Access to the Gardens
  • Themed educational activities
  • Themed storytime
  • Winnie the Pooh scavenger hunt
  • Light concessions (for purchase)

6pm-9pm

So popular, we’ve made it 2 nights! Join us for a celebration of the spooky season at Boos & Brews, an electrifying event that promises festive delights! Wander through the bewitching grounds adorned with thousands of twinkling lights, creating a magical ambiance that sets the stage for an unforgettable  evening. Adults only, age 21+. Event entry includes:

  • Access to the Gardens decorated with thousands of twinkly lights
  • Live music from Cold Soda Club (October 4) & Tangled Lines (October 5)
  • Hot apple cider and festive beverages (for purchase)
  • Toasty bonfire and delicious s’mores (for purchase)
  • Food trucks (for purchase)

5pm-7pm

NEW this year! Join us for a delightful, not-so-spooky evening of furry fun at Happily Haunted Hounds, where you and your beloved canine companion are invited to strut your stuff in your most charming costumes! The Gardens will be transformed into a magical wonderland adorned with thousands of twinkling lights, creating a whimsical backdrop for an unforgettable gathering. This is the only opportunity to have your dog experience the magic of Bookworm Gardens! Event entry includes:

  • Access to the Gardens decorated with thousands of twinkly lights
  • Pumpkin walk
  • Themed storytime
  • Themed scavenger hunt
  • Toasty bonfire and delicious s’mores (for purchase)
  • Light concessions (for purchase)

5pm-8pm

Join us for not-so-spooky family fun at the Gardens! 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 keep your trick-or-treat buckets at home! Event entry includes: 

  • Access to the Gardens decorated with thousands of twinkly lights
  • Pumpkin walk
  • Themed storytime
  • Themed scavenger hunt
  • Festive treat bags
  • Concessions and beverages (for purchase) 
  • Toasty bonfire and delicious s’mores (for purchase)

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

bookwormgardens.org

920-287-7895

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