Come join us, as we travel through pastoral northeastern Wisconsin along the eastern shore of Lake Winnebago, through the Holyland and along the Fox River to visit this spectacular botanical garden of the Upper Midwest. Green Bay Botanical Garden remains a hidden treasure to many in southern Wisconsin, who often look to their own part of the state or into Illinois for botanic garden gems.
Be prepared to be Wowed!
Green Bay Botanical Garden(GBBG) opened to the public in 1996, and includes 47 acres of display gardens as well as natural areas which capture the beauty of northeast Wisconsin's four distinct and wonderful seasons. Visitors enjoy outstanding architecture that sets the stage for an all-star performance by plants specially chosen for their ability to thrive in the Upper Midwest.
Overview of our visit:
11:00 AM: We will begin our visit with the short Taste of the Garden Tour on paved paths that are handicap accessible. It will last about 1-1.5 hours and is of ¾ mile walking distance. From the GBBG Brochure:
Enjoy a sampling of what Green Bay Botanical Garden has to offer! A knowledgeable guide will lead your group through the Garden’s most well-known gardens including the Herb Garden, Cottage Garden, Rose Garden and Children’s Garden. Along the way you’ll enjoy stories of the Garden’s history, plant material and points of interest.
12:30 PM: Gourmet Deli Lunch in a private dining room
1:30 PM – 3:30 PM: Free time to explore other areas of the garden on your own, or tour Lambeau Field (if you chose this option.)
You will also receive a 10% coupon to the WPS Trellis Gift Shop.
To Learn More:
Visit the Green Bay Botanical Garden website: http://www.gbbg.org/
Green Bay Botanical Garden Online Video Tours:
Introduction to the Garden (5 minutes)
Historical Origins and Development (4.3 minutes)
See Green Bay Botanical Garden Points of Interest Map
Please Note: We will be visiting at the peak of summer floral beauty and its oppressive heat. There will be a minimum of one-mile of walking under the July sun. Dress appropriately with sunhat, protective clothing and comfortable walking shoes. Carry along water, sun block, and insect repellant. Set a leisurely walking pace, take shade breaks and stop frequently to smell the flowers.
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Lambeau Field Legendary Tour
Tour guides will lead us through the Lambeau Field Atrium, to one of our private suites and into the South End Zone and see some of the spectacular updates made to Lambeau Field. From there, we will be taken down, through the player's tunnel, and learn all about the incredible history of the Green Bay Packers.
With Packer Training Camp about to begin, you will actually feel the impassioned energy and excitement as preparations for the new season get underway. This is a great time to tour Lambeau Field. Outstanding photo opportunities avail themselves throughout the tour, which lasts two hours.
Please Note: this is a two-tour with plenty of walking and standing both indoor and outside in the stadium. Be sure wear comfortable walking shoes and appropriate clothing to protect against the sun. Carry a water bottle with you.
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Accessibility Policy. You must be able to board and exit the bus using its stairs. If you need assistance, we recommend that you bring a friend to give you a hand. Pricing
PLATO Member Cost: $70
Guest Cost: $85
Registration Deadline: July 22
Registration Limit: 55
Cost includes Badger Bus Travel w/Wi-Fi access and GBBG admission, tour and catered lunch.
Non-Member Policy. Members must register their guests. Each PLATO member is entitled to bring one non-member guest per bus trip. Non-member guests pay an additional $15.00 registration fee. PLATO Membership is $60.00/year.
Members may bring more than one guest near the registration deadline and if space is available. Check with trip organizer.
Bear in mind that our boarding bus route is like Madison Metro or any other municipal bus service. Please arrive early at your boarding stop so you don’t miss the bus. When everyone is aboard and seated, we leave. If everyone does that, we will all arrive in Green Bay on time to begin our adventure.
– Don’t be late. We can wait just 5 minutes at any one location.
– Pack water bottles and snacks for sustenance on the journey.
6:30 AM Bus arrives at Oakwood Village to begin boarding.
6:50 AM Bus arrives at Capitol Lakes for loading.
7:10 AM Bus arrives at East Towne Shopko for loading.
7:20 AM Bus departs for Green Bay (Or, sooner if everyone is aboard)
In Green Bay
10:30 AM Arrive at Green Bay Botanical Garden
11:00 AM Begin Taste of the Garden Tour
12:30 PM Gourmet Deli Lunch
After Lunch, there are two options:
1:30 PM-3:45 PM Free Time to Further Explore the Garden on your Own , or
1:30 PM-3:30 PM Tour Lambeau Field
3:45 PM Depart for Madison
6:00 PM East Towne Shopko
6:20 PM Capitol Lakes
6:40 PM Oakwood Village
For further information, contact Bob Blitzke, firstname.lastname@example.org and 608-271-7741