Melinda Myers to Lead "Fall Finale" Garden Walks at Boerner Botanical Gardens on Sat., Oct. 5!

Sept. 11, 2013

Gardening expert, TV/radio host, author and columnist Melinda Myers will lead two “Fall Finale” garden walks at Boerner Botanical Gardens, 9400 Boerner Drive in Hales Corners on Saturday, Oct. 5. There will be an adult garden walk at 10 a.m. and a family walk at 1 p.m.

The educational walks, hosted by the Friends of Boerner Botanical Gardens, will showcase all the spectacular beauty Boerner Botanical Gardens has to offer while providing the attendees with ideas and inspiration for next year’s garden. The afternoon garden walk will feature fun for the entire family, including a scavenger hunt, bark rubbings, leaf prints and a garden activity for the kids to take home and grow.

“I’m excited to partner with Boerner and join attendees to savor the fall beauty of the Gardens and also help them find solutions for their own landscapes,” explained Myers. “In an intimate group setting we’ll showcase possible plant replacements, stress tolerant low maintenance plants, and plant combinations to give landscapes a seasonal facelift. And the afternoon family walk is always a great way to get kids interested and involved in nature and gardening.”

Attendees who bring a new walk participant will receive a free annual membership to the Friends of Boerner Botanical Gardens. Proceeds from the series will support the Friends of Boerner Botanical Gardens’ Children’s Plant Science and Environmental Education at Boerner Botanical Gardens.

10 a.m. - Fall Finale Garden Walk (Adult)
Fall is a great time to plant bulbs, flowers, shrubs, and trees. And a walk through Boerner Botanical Gardens will help you gather ideas for additions you'll want to add to your landscape now or next season. Join Melinda Myers for a look at multi-season plants that provide interest to the landscape in fall and beyond.

1 p.m. - Fall Finale Family Fun Walk
$25 per family (up to 5 individuals).
Bring the kids and join Melinda Myers to experience the sights, sounds, touch and smells of Boerner Botanical Gardens as you explore all that fall in these gorgeous gardens has to offer. This walk includes a scavenger hunt, bark rubbings, leaf prints and a garden activity for the kids to take home and grow!

Adult Walk - Members $25/walk; Non-members $30/walk
Family Fun Walk - $25 per family (up to 5 individuals).

For more information or to register call 414-525-5659. Class size is limited - so please register early. For more information, visit or

Gardening expert, TV/radio host, author & columnist Melinda Myers has more than 30 years of horticulture experience and has written over 20 gardening books, including “Can’t Miss Small Space Gardening,” She hosts The Great Courses “How to Grow Anything” DVD series and the nationally syndicated Melinda’s Garden Moment TV & radio program. Myers is a columnist and contributing editor for Birds & Blooms magazine, writes the “Gardener’s Questions” newspaper column and has a column in Gardening How-to magazine. She is the 2013 recipient of the national American Horticultural Society’s B.Y. Morrison Communication Award. Myers’ website,, features gardening videos, monthly tips and podcasts.

The mission of the Friends of Boerner Botanical Gardens is to provide a setting for learning that nurtures understanding, enjoyment & stewardship of our natural world, while nourishing & preserving our environment for future generations.


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