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Monk Botanical Gardens, Wausau

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Garden · Hidden Gem · Nature / Park
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( 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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  • 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 »
  • This was a wonderful stop on our tour of Wausau. We met up with some of the staff and were able to hear about the history if the park and some plans for the future. It was just beautiful. The grounds....  more »
  • Very peaceful place to take my kids to enjoy some time unplugged. They love the "treehouse," the little library, and all the bugs and critters we see.
  • Beautiful gardens, so peaceful. Lovely shelter area and a handicap accessible "treehouse"! So cool!

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