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If your looking for a peaceful garden to explore this is the place. Totally relaxing afternoon... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Sandy n
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Wausau, Wisconsin
Nice for Walk and Talk

We love this place. Located less than two miles from our home, the Monk Botanical Gardens offer a... read more

Reviewed 5 September 2018
SenCrow
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Wausau, Wisconsin
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Central Wisconsin's only botanical garden located on the north end of Wausau, WI. The Gardens currently features a Memory Plaza, Wildflower Woods, Meditation Garden, outdoor Kitchen Potager, raised garden beds used for education, fully accessible...more
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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1800 N 1st Ave, Wausau, WI 54401-1922
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+1 715-261-6309
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If your looking for a peaceful garden to explore this is the place. Totally relaxing afternoon walking trails. Plenty of nature. Nice ares to toss a blanket for a picnic. Hope they keep developing the area will be back often.

Thank Sandy n
Reviewed 5 September 2018

We love this place. Located less than two miles from our home, the Monk Botanical Gardens offer a wonderful opportunity to "get away from it all" while in the City of Wausau. There are options for different walks, each with an abundance of ways to...More

Thank SenCrow
Reviewed 14 August 2018

We enjoyed exploring this garden on Sunday. very quiet and peaceful. you can tell that they have worked hard to build it, and there is so much potential for future improvement. It would be nice to have more plotted flower beds in the space. The...More

Thank Jessica0823
Reviewed 5 January 2018

Have been here many times. Hidden gem in Wausau. Taking awhile to get all of their projects done, but hopefully more contributions will come in. Highly recommend!

1  Thank ltpparrot
Monty002, Public Relations Manager at Monk Botanical Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 17 January 2018

Thanks so much. We're glad you're coming out frequently. Yes, we continue to grow. Watch for new developments this spring and summer.

Reviewed 24 October 2017 via mobile

Went for a fall walk, and enjoyed the fall colors. But come often because changes are a foot! They've obtained an interactive art piece that they plant seasonally, and looking through the lenses, it looks like kaleidoscope. Fun! Kitchen garden is also developing! Keep your...More

1  Thank Heather C
Reviewed 2 October 2017

What a wonderful place to walk and visit amongst the beauty of the gardens! A fun place for engagement photos or any other photos! Relaxing and peaceful!

1  Thank Diane V
Monty002, Public Relations Manager at Monk Botanical Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 4 October 2017

Were so happy you enjoyed the Gardens and hope you come back often. Yes, we agree, it's very photogenic

Reviewed 1 September 2017

This is a new attraction in Wausau. It is currently free to the public while it is being developed. It will eventually offer pay options. This is a beautiful place with great trails for seeing the gardens and watching wildlife. This is a great place...More

1  Thank Michael F
Monty002, Public Relations Manager at Monk Botanical Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 4 October 2017

We agree. It's a great place to get away from the hustle and bustle. We hope you come back often.

Reviewed 27 July 2017

We needed a place to go that was cheap and quiet. This place was cheap because it was free to get in and was open from dusk to dawn. This place was quiet because is of decent size and there was not a lot of...More

2  Thank LoveRoadTrips2014
Reviewed 16 July 2017

Lots to walk around an check out and very relaxing. I can see coming here again and again as I suspect you find and see new things each time. You feel very connected to nature as you walk around and there are lots of places...More

1  Thank emped0cles
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

This place continues to grow and add more sites. Great place year round to walk and enjoy nature. Flat ground so easy to navigate for any age. Recently added outdoor kitchen looks like it would be available to reserve for party or gather. Peaceful place...More

1  Thank Tom P
Monty002, Public Relations Manager at Monk Botanical Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 12 April 2017

Thanks for visiting. The kitchen has had many uses by Garden groups as well as outside organizations. Small meetings as well. Glad you enjoyed the Gardens.

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Yes very pet friendly. They ask to keep them on a leash.
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