By spending time in natural settings like Wellfield Botanic Gardens, adults and children alike can begin to understand the whys and hows of nature, community blogger Eric Garton says

Posted on Sept. 25, 2015 at 2:48 p.m.

You can buy some of the local honey at Wellfield Botanic Gardens

Posted on Sept. 10, 2015 at 11:24 a.m.
Eric Garton, Executive Director at Wellfield Botanic Gardens

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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Posted on July 7, 2015 at 4:42 p.m.

Looking for something to do outdoors this summer? Here’s a look at what Wellfield Botanic Gardens has to offer.

Wellfield sign landscape history
Posted on June 18, 2015 at 11:00 a.m.

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 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. 

Marigolds flowers spring
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.

Food Cost Of Thanksgiving
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.

Hanging Out in the Gardens
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.

Enjoying the Gardens
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.

Christiana 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.

Posted on June 19, 2016 at 12:00 a.m.

Haradine and his team have built Wakeside Marine into one of the top dealers in the Midwest.

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.

Summer Colors

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Exploring Nature

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Swan Pond Reflection

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

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

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