Victorian Gardens of the Kneeland-Walker House


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You're Invited!

UW Extension Master Gardeners will demonstrate tools and techniques in a hands-on event in the Kneeland-Walker Gardens.

Sept. 19, 5:30 pm
Presented by the Lifelong Gardening Committee.

Undated and hand-colored historical image of the gardens

The 1.5 acres of gardens and grounds on the Kneeland-Walker property are suitable for strolling or holding special events. The grounds contain many plants that are characteristic of a midwestern Victorian-era garden, such as flowering quince and climbing rose, and old-fashioned favorites like hollyhocks. Mass plantings of annuals in combination with perennials produce the profusion of color so popular at the turn of the 20th century.

Lee Somerville, author of Vintage Wisconsin Gardens, includes several photographs of the gardens at the Kneeland-Walker House, which Somerville lists among her favorite gardens in the state.

Volunteers, including SouthEast Wisconsin Master Gardener volunteers, are the heart and soul of our gardens. Volunteers plant, prune, weed, and maintain the grounds. There are scheduled work days, but volunteers are also able to work at their own convenience.
Contact us to volunteer in the gardens, or visit the UW Extension's Master Gardener program to learn more.






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