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Monk Botanical Gardens, Wausau

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Garden · Hidden Gem · Nature / Park
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The 29 acres of natural and developing space at the Monk Botanical Gardens offers a little something for everyone. You’ll be amazed as you discover this hidden treasure nestled alongside the bustling streets of Wausau, WI. The Garden truly is an ever-changing, inspirational experience where you can lose yourself in the beauty of nature.

Located at 1800 N. First Ave. on Wausau’s west side, on 30 acres, 21 acres generously donated by the Robert W. Monk family, the Gardens have become an urban sanctuary for education, appreciation of our environment, relaxation and recreation. “What an absolutely awesome place…a magical escape into nature…” wrote one visitor on Facebook recently.

Visit out website(www.monkgardens.org) to:

1.See our classes and programs for adults and children at our programs page

2. Learn more about the specific Gardens and special features by going to the Visit section.

3. Find out how to volunteer, become a member, or donate at the Get Involved section.

Most of all…come out for a pleasant adventure through the Monk Botanical Gardens!
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  • This is a piece of heaven in terms of beauty, unusual plants, landscape design, education, events, structures and trails. Volunteers are always working in it to make it even more beautiful. We... 
    This is a piece of heaven in terms of beauty, unusual plants, landscape design, education, events, structures and trails. Volunteers are always working in it to make it even more beautiful. We...  more »
  • The garden has free parking. At the front gate you are told to use hand sanitizer and open the gate. Inside, there is a suggested $3 donation and a box for making it. There is an app to scan if you... 
    The garden has free parking. At the front gate you are told to use hand sanitizer and open the gate. Inside, there is a suggested $3 donation and a box for making it. There is an app to scan if you...  more »
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  • Wide variety of lovely gardens and some sculpture. I especially like the meditation garden with the torii gate and the pond. Wheelchair users should be aware that the paths, including the parking lot, are mostly gravel or mowed lawn, not paved, and may be difficult to traverse in some places.
  • Truly a gem. Enjoy an outdoor kitchen, music, vegetable gardens, yurt, tree house, trails, flower gardens, native plant gardens and activities for kids. Enjoyment for all ages

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