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Free First Tuesdays at The Gardens - Suspended due to Covid-19

On the first Tuesday* of the month from May to September, Milwaukee County residents receive free entry (with proof of residency). 

In addition, becoming a member of the Friends Group, Friend of Boerner Botanical Gardens includes free admission every time you visit. 

Friends of Boerner Botanical Gardens

The Friends of Boerner Botanical Gardens (FBBG) is an independent, non-profit group that supports Boerner Botanical Gardens through fundraising, educational programing and special events.

Members Receive:

  • Free Unlimited Admission to the Gardens
  • 10% Discount in the FBBG Gift Shop
  • 10% Discount in Nell’s Garden Cafe
  • Discounts on FBBG classes and events
  • This Season Newsletter
  • Membership Appreciation Event
  • Reciprocal admissions to over 300 American Horticultural Society Gardens (

If you would like more information or would like to become a member, click here.

*First free Tuesday discontinued until further notice

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