Members of Wellfield Botanic Gardens don’t just get free admission — they play an important role in keeping the gardens going, community blogger Kelley VanField says.

Posted on April 22, 2015 at 8:00 a.m.

Whether you’d like to volunteer as an individual, family or group, Wellfield Botanic Gardens offers a wide variety of opportunities that can help you give back to the community. 

Posted on April 7, 2015 at 12:10 p.m.
Marigolds flowers spring

Wellfield Botanic Gardens’ Emma Wynn shares her tips for growing plants from seed, as well as advice for which plants, vegetables and flowers northern Indiana’s climate dictates you should start growing now.

Posted on March 21, 2015 at 3:23 p.m.
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Posted on Nov. 22, 2014 at 11:41 a.m.

Community blogger Angela Bell shared some simple tips for making your Thanksgiving celebration environmentally friendly.

Posted on Aug. 6, 2014 at 12:30 p.m.

For community blogger Steve Germani and his family, a lazy afternoon at Wellfield Botanic Gardens meant having fun, relaxing and learning to love nature.

Posted on July 16, 2014 at 12:51 p.m.

If you’re looking for some outdoorsy, family-friendly activities to fill your time with over the next few months, check out the events Wellfield Botanic Gardens is hosting.

Posted on June 28, 2014 at 12:19 p.m.

Even if you’re not going to have the chance to get out of town for a summer vacation, there are spots around the area that can provide the serenity time off brings – like Wellfield Botanic Gardens.

Posted on June 11, 2014 at 10:29 a.m.

If we could watch a time lapse of the area over the past 100 years, we would see a lot of changes. This makes Wellfield Botanic Gardens volunteer Emma Wynn wonder what kind of place we’ll leave for our children.

Posted on June 6, 2014 at 11:00 a.m.

Water’s importance in nature is unparalleled – without it, we wouldn’t have plants, food or even oxygen. Read on to learn how you can celebrate water at Wellfield Botanic Gardens.

Posted on May 28, 2014 at 8:00 a.m.

With the community’s support, Wellfield Botanic Gardens has begun hosting educational programs for area kids. Read on to see more about what the gardens are teaching our children. 

Posted on May 22, 2014 at 9:44 a.m.

Emma Wynn, a Wellfield Botanic Gardens volunteer who has lived in Japan and England, said her relationship with the gardens has helped her connect with the community and find her place in it.

Posted on May 16, 2014 at 4:18 p.m.

A lot of people aren’t quite sure what a botanic garden is or what its core mission is. Wellfield Botanic Gardens’ executive director answered a few of the questions he’s often asked.

Posted on May 8, 2014 at 3:02 p.m.

Wellfield Botanic Gardens is in full bloom with tulips right now, just in time for Mother's Day and National Public Gardens Day this weekend.

Tuck Langland Sculpture with artists tents in background
Wellfield Botanic Gardens
Wellfield Botanic Gardens is located in Elkhart and strives to teach the community about the beauty, importance and interconnectedness of nature. The gardens span 36 acres and are made up of 20 individual gardens.

Make Your Place, Wellfield's community blog, is written by staff members and volunteers with the gardens.

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Posted on April 25, 2014 at 7:19 p.m.