Sunday, November 23, 2014

Make Your Place


 This Oct. 27, 2014, file photo shows barbecue spiced turkey in Concord, N.H.

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

Posted on Nov. 22, 2014 at 11:41 a.m.
 Relaxing in the Gardens

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 Aug. 6, 2014 at 12:30 p.m.
 Locals enjoy activities at Wellfield Botanic Gardens.

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 July 16, 2014 at 12:51 p.m.
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 Waterfall along the creek
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.

 Flowers grow alongside the Swan Pond at 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.

 At Wellfield Botanic Gardens, you can visit the Water Celebration Garden, which is pictured above.
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.

 Wellfield Botanic Gardens is hosting educational opportunities for area kids.
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. 

 View of Conversation Garden
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.

 A child walks through the tulips at Wellfield Botanic Gardens.
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.

 Tulips are in bloom at Wellfield Botanical Gardens, Elkhart.
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.

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

Though Wellfield Botanic Garden's beauty speaks for itself, its place in the community goes deeper than what meets the eye.

 Austin Bickel, Syracuse, adds another layer of decoration to his Ukrainian Easter Egg during a workshop at the Holy Trinity Ukrainian Orthodox Church hall in Goshen.
Posted on April 18, 2014 at 9:06 a.m.

Did you know you can use ingredients like vegetables and berries to dye Easter eggs? Check out these tips to learn how to celebrate Easter in a natural, artsy way. 

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.