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Wellfield Botanic Gardens

1011 N Main St, Elkhart, IN 46514-3279
+1 574-266-2006
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Breath Taking

Just when you thought this was just your average sleepy town, Elkhart IN shows us this and many... read more

Reviewed 21 December 2017
Antoine M
Amazing beauty!

A must do while in Elkhart County, especially if you are visiting in August. The Taste of the... read more

Reviewed 21 December 2017
Elkhart, Indiana
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The Mission of Wellfield Botanic Gardens is to celebrate the inseparable relationship between water and life, inspire creativity and lifelong learning, foster stewardship of our natural world, and grow community. A Brief History: The Elkhart Rotary Club conceived the Gardens as a community service project in 2002 to celebrate the 100th Anniversary of Rotary International. The project was officially handed over to the Wellfield Botanic Gardens Board of Directors in 2005 to begin implementation of the Master Plan. Construction began in 2006 with the first earth-moving work to reshape and reconfigure the ponds. 36 acres in size, half of which are water, Wellfield resides on a historical piece of property originally known as the “North Main Street Well Field.” The property has been a source of hydraulic energy and drinking water for the City of Elkhart since the mid-1800s. Wellfield holds a lease agreement with the City of Elkhart and is a private, 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization.
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1011 N Main St, Elkhart, IN 46514-3279
+1 574-266-2006
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Reviewed 21 December 2017

Just when you thought this was just your average sleepy town, Elkhart IN shows us this and many other hidden gems.

Thank Antoine M
Reviewed 21 December 2017

A must do while in Elkhart County, especially if you are visiting in August. The Taste of the Gardens is a fun, 1 day event that is filled with wonderful dishes from local establishments, adult beverages, bands and many, many talented artist. During the Christmas...More

Thank wmcdoug
Reviewed 13 December 2017 via mobile

This is such a beautiful place. You can’t go wrong anytime you visit. Flowers in the spring, summer and fall. Art and design in all season. It is relaxing just walking the paths. Super friendly staff. Can’t wait for future expansion to be finished. It...More

Thank Roger W
Reviewed 29 October 2017 via mobile

This is our third time they're a nice places to just romance hold hands go an relax ..a great place to have like a luncheon group or wedding reception

Thank mikehill6
Reviewed 22 October 2017 via mobile

We began visiting here on our second date. We go there for art and musical events. Huge variety of landscaping

Thank Mark O
Reviewed 3 October 2017

The garden was beautiful and very nice to stroll around and look at all the plants, etc. Very relaxing to just roam around on your own.

Thank Barbara K
Reviewed 17 September 2017 via mobile

We visited here with a tour group and spent a little over an hour here. The staff here is very friendly and excited about telling the story of the gardens. The gardens are laid out around a lake with different type of plants grouped around...More

Thank John K
Reviewed 13 September 2017

Not a large garden, but laid out in such a way that you can spend at least a couple of hours covering it all. Great architecture. Very reasonable cost. As I said to a fellow viewer that I past, this is an oasis of calm...More

Thank AKtoNY
Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

Wonderful buffet under a tent and tremendous music..... the grounds were glorious! We enjoyed ourselves very much! Good food good music and great company👍

Thank Sally S
Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

If you want a relaxing stroll and looking at beautiful flowers and shrubs, then this place is really good

Thank Mark M
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The following information was taken from their website: January-March (“Winter Season”) Open Tuesday, Saturday and Sunday, 12-5 pm Closed on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays (weather permitting – call... More