Opened in 1939, thousands of plants bring the seasons to life at Boerner Botanical Garden, with colorful and fragrant displays laid out in 12 formal gardens. Explore a rose garden, peony garden, and daylily garden, stroll under blossoming crabapples, and enjoy the view while having a light lunch in the cafe or a special holiday brunch in the Garden Room. The Boerner Botanical Gardens are located just 15 minutes outside of Milwaukee in the village of Hales Corners. Visit throughout the year to see the different gardens in bloom.

The John & Hildegarde Voight Trial Garden is home to various other Trials including; All-American Selections Ornamental Seed Trials, Star Roses & Perennials Hardiness Trials, American Garden Rose Selections, Northern Earth-Kind, and many local Wisconsin breeders.

Trial site manager:  Jessica Cloninger

Trial site contact:

Location of A.R.T.S.® site within property: The Trial Garden is located just North of the parking lot, Northeast of the Education and Visitors Center. The A.R.T.S.® beds are located in the far Eastern part of the trial garden.

Geographic region for A.R.T.S.® trial data purposes:  Dfb- Humid Continental (Cool Summer) Climate (see CLIMATE MAP)



9400 Boerner Dr, Hales Corners, WI 53130


Hours of Operation:

2019 Garden Admission Season
April 26, 2019 – October 27, 2019
Open Daily 8:00am – 6:00pm


Milwaukee County Resident Adults: (ages 18 & up): $6.50
Non-Resident Adults: (ages 18 & up): $7.50
Seniors: (Milwaukee County Resident, ages 60+): $5.00
Disability: (any age): $5.00
Students: (with ID): $5.00
Milwaukee County Resident Children: (ages 6-17): $4.50
Non-resident Children: (ages 6-17): $5.50