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Monk Botanical Gardens

1800 N 1st Ave, Wausau, WI 54401-1922
+1 715-261-6309
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Relaxing garden!

Have been here many times. Hidden gem in Wausau. Taking awhile to get all of their projects done... read more

Reviewed 5 January 2018
ltpparrot
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Wausau, Wisconsin
Wandering quiet, and watching changes

Went for a fall walk, and enjoyed the fall colors. But come often because changes are a foot... read more

Reviewed 24 October 2017
Heather C
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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 Treehouse, and aerated pond. Numerous trails, some marked with distance posts, lead through the property, which can be visited free of charge. A wide variety of trees, many of them memorials, and other colorful plantings dot the landscape. Ideal for walks, meditation, exploration, and events such as weddings, birthday parties, and reunions. A list of Garden events, including regular tours, can be found on the website. The Gardens are a geocaching site.
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  • Terrible2%
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“tree house” (4 reviews)
“enjoy nature” (3 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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1800 N 1st Ave, Wausau, WI 54401-1922
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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
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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.

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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
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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
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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

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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
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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.

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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

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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
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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
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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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Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

Beautiful garden to visit. Easter egg hunt is a very busy happy time. The best part is everyone has a chance to find eggs and all kids get the same prize. It is a not early birds get the best or more.

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

The egg hunt is on despite the loss of some of our tall pines from Sunday's storm.

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Reviewed 5 December 2016

A nice place to connect with nature, the Monk garden is a relativity new garden so it does not compete with the more established gardens but it still is the best one in Wausau.

1  Thank drBric
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Reviewed 21 November 2016 via mobile

This is a lovely plot of land donated by Robert J Monk. They are working very hard to make it a destination. Which I am convinced they are accomplishing. There are walking paths and a tower to climb up over looking the grounds and pond....More

2  Thank Kelly C
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