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Boerner Botanical Gardens

Boerner Botanical Garden

Boerner Botanical Gardens


Boerner Botanical Gardens (BBG), part of the Gold Medal Milwaukee County Parks system, is the oldest nationally recognized public garden in the Great Lakes region.  Built in the 1930’s, the Gardens were developed as a cooperative effort between Milwaukee County Parks Department, the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC), and the Works Progress Administration (WPA).  Located within Whitnall Park, BBG is comprised of the forty acre formal gardens, and the Arboretum plantings along the parkways.

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9400 Boerner Drive, Hales Corners, Wisconsin 53130, United States,
42.937393 -88.030687
(414) 525-5603
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