Continuing Education Workshops

Garden and Landscape Tours

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Join us for FREE tours this summer and learn more about the plants that make up our campus landscapes, the sustainability practices we have implemented, and get some ideas for your own property.
Questions? Contact Kari Borne at 262-472-1003 or

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Registrations accepted online until one day prior to event. We do accept walk up registrations, if not sold out. You will need to email Kari Borne at you want to register after registration has closed.

Prairie Tours:
Over 100 acres on the campus’s northwestern border have been restored and actively managed as a native prairie and nature preserve. Join us for tours to see the diverse array of native plant species and variety of ecosystems and watch how they change and thrive throughout the season.

Thursday, June 20, 6:00 – 7:00 pm
Saturday, July 13, 9:00 – 10:00 am
Thursday, August 1, 6:00 – 7:00 pm

Campus Core Garden Tours:
New in 2019! We have added new spaces to explore on our garden tours, and included past favorites to visit once again. In addition to the annuals, perennials, shrubs and trees in our landscapes around campus and the sustainability practices we use, we will dig into some campus history this year too!

West Campus Gardens (Chopp Arboretum, Memory garden, Hyer Hall, Normal School grounds)

  • Thursday, August 8, 6:00 – 7:30 pm

Southeast Campus Gardens (Heide Hall, South Wyman Mall, Hyer Hall, Salisbury Arboretum, Minnieska Springs)

  • Thursday, August 15, 6:00 – 7:30 pm

Northeast Campus Gardens (Vegetable garden, Minnieska Springs, Micro Prairie, White Hall)

  • Thursday, August 22, 6:00 – 7:30 pm

All tours are walking tours with low activity levels. If you need accommodations or have questions about physical access, contact Kari Borne at or 262-472-1003. Prairie tours are not wheelchair accessible. Participants should be prepared for the weather conditions (sunscreen, water bottle, etc.) and should use their discretion on participating in inclement conditions. Tours are held rain or shine, and are cancelled only if severe weather warnings are issued.

Confirmation Emails

Once you register a confirmation email will be sent to your email account. Contact if you do not receive this confirmation email. Historically email accounts used from and are blocked from receiving notifications from us or may end up in your spam folder. You are able to register using these accounts; however, you will not receive emails from us. Please make sure you have a working email address on file with us to be able to receive important announcements and updates about this event. You will receive an additional reminder email 1-2 days before the tour with parking instructions and additional information.

Driving Directions

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Special Notice

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If you have any disabling condition that requires special accommodations or attention, please advise us well in advance. We will make every effort to accommodate your special needs.

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