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After years working at public gardens across the country, Wellfield Botanic Gardens’ new executive director, Eric Garton, says he’s excited to continue to promoting learning opportunities and amazing experiences at the gardens.


Posted on July 14, 2015 at 12:26 p.m.
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Looking for something to do outdoors this summer? Here’s a look at what Wellfield Botanic Gardens has to offer.


Posted on July 7, 2015 at 4:42 p.m.
Wellfield sign landscape history

Five new signs at Wellfield Botanic Gardens tell the story of Elkhart’s ever-changing landscape, from modern times back to the last glaciation. 


Posted on June 18, 2015 at 11:00 a.m.
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Posted on May 1, 2015 at 2:32 p.m.

The Grow Down event at Wellfield Botanic Gardens Saturday, May 2, will feature outdoorsy competitions, food, activities, live music and more.

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

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 7, 2015 at 12:10 p.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 March 21, 2015 at 3:23 p.m.

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 Nov. 22, 2014 at 11:41 a.m.

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

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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