Prairie and Garden Tours Held This Summer at UW-Whitewater

Summer is the most beautiful time of year on the UW-Whitewater campus, and we invite the community to explore during our free, guided tours! UW-Whitewater Continuing Education is pleased to offer tours of the prairie and nature preserve and campus landscapes and gardens throughout the season. Wes Enterline, UW-Whitewater’s sustainability coordinator and Master Gardener volunteer, will lead the tours.

Titles, dates and times of tours are:

Prairie and Nature Preserve

Over 100 acres on the campus’ 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 to watch how they change and thrive throughout the season. Meet at Lot 19 for prairie and nature preserve tours.

Thursday, June 20, 6-7 p.m.

Saturday, July 13, 9-10 a.m.

Thursday, Aug. 1, 6-7 p.m.

Campus Core Gardens

New in 2019! We have added new spaces to explore on our garden tours while including 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! Meet at the Visitor Center Lot 7 for campus core garden tours.

Thursday, Aug. 8, 6-7:30 p.m.

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

Thursday, Aug. 15, 6-7:30 p.m.

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

Thursday, Aug. 22, 6-7:30 p.m.

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

All tours are free with registration and open to the public. These are walking tours with low activity levels and are held rain or shine, unless severe weather warnings are issued. If you need accommodations or have questions about physical access, please contact Kari Borne at or 262-472-1003. Register for any or all tours here: Campus maps can be found here:

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