Past Events

Paeonia Panoply

Peony Sale • May 18th • 5-7pm

Shimane Oton Mai

A Peony Talk and a glass of wine

Five outstanding varieties from renowned Midwest breeders and growers, chosen especially for this event. They were freshly dug at the ideal time for fall planting.

First Annual Kite Fly Event

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Tie & Fly How-To Kite Fly • Saturday, April 20th, 2013

Beginning and seasoned flyers enjoyed a chilly afternoon of kite flying. Cookies and lemonade were served while the kids and adults learned to catch hold of the wind and make their kites soar.


Master Plan Introduced at Yerkes Observatory

After enjoying wine and cheese on October 12, 2012 a presentation by Shawn Kelly, FASLA of Kelly Design Group was held in historic Yerkes Observatory. A discussion of the overall plan was augmented with illustrations including those of some of the highlights. For

Then we enjoyed an informative tour of Yerkes and the Great Refractor.


The 138th Kentucky Derby


The 138th Kentucky Derby Run for the Roses • Saturday, May 5th, 2012

Fantastic Southern style buffet included salads, meats, vegetables and assorted desserts. Cash Bar featuring mint juleps & bourbon slushes. There were large screen TVs for viewing, games, silent auctions and raffles. Fun galore.

Women wore hats, with a cash prize(s) for the best hat.

Presented by Rotary Gardens Foundation to benefit Congdon Gardens, Delavan, WI


Get to know the Gardens…Garden by Garden

Spring 2012

Lis Friemoth’s slide presentation provided an in-depth look at the plants’ characteristics, habits and needs that gardeners and those who appreciate gardens will relate to.