Est. 2000 Sheboygan WI
Like most ideas, it started with a question: what if you could bring your favorite children’s book to life? What if you could hop aboard the magic school bus? Meet the three bears? Create your own world with Harold and a purple crayon?
Over fifteen years ago Sandy Livermore had an idea – she wanted to bring books to life one garden at a time. The idea took root and became Bookworm Gardens. Since the grand opening Bookworm Gardens has served over 6,000 young learners through our field trip and camp programs, over 5,800 grown ups in our adult events and workshops, over 10,000 people at our family festivals and over 80,000 general visitors!
During Bookworm Garden's Founder Sandy Livermore visited the Michigan State 4H Children’s Garden in 1999. She saw a group of teenagers in matching t-shirts reading books aloud to groups of small children, and the idea for the garden was born!
Now everyone has a place they can come and visit to live and relive their childhood stories!
Learners Age 3+ are invited to join us for engaging week-long camp experiences at Bookworm Gardens. At our camps your child will experience the Gardens in new, exciting ways. With the aid of specially selected children's literature, campers will interact with, explore, observe, play, and even eat the natural environment!
Camp themes vary from rainbows to animals to botany, so there is something for all interests. All programs take advantage of the wondrous environments found at Bookworm Gardens to stimulate curiosity and creativity.View Camp Descriptions *All camps are full at this time, but you can still join the waitlist!
Join us as we explore the Gardens through art, movement, and horticulture classes!
Events will include build your own bouquet with Nicole from Airy Point Farms, Yoga in the Gardens with Jackie from Elevate Yoga, tippling through the gardens with Kurt from the 8th Street Ale Haus, and wreath making workshops*Registration information coming soon!
Solstice Celebration, Boos + Brews, Secret Garden Dinners and more! Join us for our special adults-only events and experiences.
Our field trips are fully outdoor hands-on, age appropriate, learner-based experiences that incorporate both literature and the Gardens. Programs related to topics such as seasonal changes and exploration, the senses, literacy and poetry, composting, weather, the trees in the garden, and seeds and leaves take place at the Gardens May - October of each year in the mornings (AM) and afternoons (PM).
If you have a group of over 10 learners at a traditional school, then you qualify for a field trip. We do not allow non-family groups of 10 or more to attend without a reservation and we do not allow self-guided tours. We can accommodate groups from 10 to 200 learners. Field trips last 1.5 - 2 email@example.com *Email us if you have any questions
The Giving Tree
Horton Hatches An Egg
Three Little Pigs
Playhouse for Monsters
Planting a Rainbow
The Three Bears
Little House in the Woods
One Leaf House
Magic School Bus
Winnie the Pooh
Magic Tree House
Waiting for Wings
The garden was easy to walk. Keeps up with short attention spans and yet entertains adults. The plants and gardens themselves are at all heights for all to enjoy. The picnic garden is a special treat.-Donna
Nicely curated series of garden rooms, and well maintained. Special nighttime event was advertised fir later than our visit. Designed for kiddos but the book themes are pretty timeless.-Alice
Fun little trip with the imagination. Beautiful gardens, go at your own pace. They had tons of hand sanitizer stations, one ways and timed entries which was great.-Dilan
May 3 - Opening Day
May 13 & 14 - Mother’s Day at the Garden
June 14 - Secret Garden Dinner *
June 17 - Family Picnic
June 23 - Solstice Celebration *
June 28 - Secret Garden Dinner *
July 12 - Secret Garden Dinner *
July 26 - Secret Garden Dinner *
August 1-6 - The 13th Annual Fairyfolk Festival
August 9 - Secret Garden Dinner *
October 12 - Boos & Brews *
October 13 - Memebr’s only Happily Haunted Garden
October 14-15 - Happily Haunted Gardens
October 19-22 - Happily Haunted Gardens
October 26-29 - Happily Haunted Gardens
December 14-16 - Frost Fest* is for 21+ only events
JUNE, JULY, AUGUST:
General admission: $10 per person
Residents of Sheboygan County: $2 per person
Bookworm Members: Free
Learners 2 years old and younger: Free
1415 Campus Drive
Sheboygan, WI 53081
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