Bookworm Gardens

Yes, it’s getting colder. Yes, you can now get just about any beverage with a dose of pumpkin spice. Yes, school is back in session and snow is inevitable. [enter sobbing here]

But that doesn’t mean that there aren’t still adventures to be had – and we sure love any adventures dealing with books. And let me tell you, if you’ve never been to Bookworm Gardens in Sheboygan, WI – you are missing out.

Bookworm Gardens opened it’s (out)doors in 2010 and is now home to over seventy different gardens – all inspired by children’s literature and driven by their mission is to “enrich the mind, body, and spirit of the young and young at heart.”

While the Gardens are an adventure on their own, there are also themed events to keep an eye out for. Last summer, I had the chance to share Bookworm Gardnes with my nephew and sister, and we arrived without knowing it was fairy day – in addition to exploring the Gardens, we also got to decorate our own wands, got our faces painted, and even built a ‘ready to move in” home for tiny fairies. 

Some special events that still remain are the Boos + Brews (young at heart only) on Oct 14 and the Happily Haunted Gardens (all ages) on Oct 16-16, 20-23, and 27-30 (from 5 -8 p.m. each night, with “twinkly lights, live book characters, entertainment, trick or treat stations and fun surprises during this beloved, not-so-spooky event”). See the Bookworm Gardens website for more information and to get your advance tickets.

The Gardens are currently open Wednesday through Sunday until the end of October from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. (except for Sunday, when the gardens are open 9-5). If you can’t make it before October ends, don’t worry – they will open again in May! See the Bookworm Gardens website for more information about reservations and admission prices.

My nephew creating a fairy home during our visit (which turned out to be fairy day).

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