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Skunk cabbage in Wingra Woods

Skunk cabbage in Wingra Woods

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What's in Bloom?

This is a selective list of popular blooming plants in the Wisconsin Native Plant Garden (NPG), Longenecker Horticultural Gardens (LHG), and woodlands, prairies, savannas, and wetlands. Estimated bloom dates can change due to …

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Toothwort blooming in Gallistel Woods

Gardening with Native Plants: Woodland Plants for Shaded Gardens

April in Wisconsin brings anticipation for spring and daily changes in plant emergence and bloom. In the prairie gardens, favorites like pasqueflower (Anemone patens) and shooting-star (Primula meadia) bloom, soon …

Crabapples blooming in May in Longenecker Horticultural Gardens

Garden Tours: Community Enjoyment and Learning

Spring blooming trees and shrubs, native summer wildflowers, and towering fall prairie grasses are only some of the delights to be found in the Arboretum’s horticultural and native plant

Prescribed fire in west Curtis Prairie, April 2017

Spring Is Prescribed Fire Season

The spring prescribed fire season is getting underway at the UW–Madison Arboretum and Lakeshore Nature Preserve. Both university natural areas manage many acres of remnant and restored prairies, …