Prairie, Gardens, and Greenhouse Tours Held this Summer at UW-Whitewater

Summer is the most beautiful time of year on the UW-Whitewater campus, and the community is invited to explore during free guided tours this summer. UW-Whitewater Continuing Education is pleased to offer tours of the prairie and nature preserve, landscapes, flower and vegetable gardens, and greenhouse throughout the season. Kick off the tour season with an evening tour of the prairie and nature preserve on the summer solstice, June 21.

Wes Enterline, UW-Whitewater’s sustainability coordinator and Master Gardener volunteer, will lead the tours. All tours are free with registration and open to the public.

To download a flyer with all the information: 

Register for any or all tours here:

Campus maps can be found here:

Prairie and Nature Preserve

See how the prairie vegetation and wildlife changes over the summer months, starting with a summer solstice tour on the 21st.

Thursday, August 9, 6:00 – 7:30 p.m.

Meet at Lot 19

Campus Flower Gardens

Check out our annuals and perennials and learn more about the sustainable practices we use.

Thursday, August 23, 6:00 – 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, August 25, 10:00 – 11:30 a.m.

Meet at the Visitor Center, Lot 7

Upham Greenhouse and Campus Vegetable Garden

Our gardens yield hundreds of pounds of organic produce each summer, all donated to local food pantries.

Thursday, August 16, 5:00 – 6:00 p.m.
Thursday, August 30, 5:00 – 6:00 p.m.

Meet at the Visitor Center, Lot 7

These are walking tours with low activity levels. If you need accommodations or have questions about physical access, please contact Kari Borne at or 262-472-1003.


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