Have a free night? Spend some thyme in Allen Centennial garden!


Madison is so much more than just a place to party after class. Sometimes, only the lucky residents of lakeshore will experience everything Madison has to offer. On a free night, grab a bike or your sneakers and walk the quick ONE mile from library mall to Allen Centennial Garden. Cmon, it’s only a mile!

Make a left turn once you hit the rowing docks on the lakeshore path, and find yourself at Allen Centennial Gardens, a true Madison gem! Allen Centennial Garden is the artful living laboratory and public botanical garden of the Horticulture Department at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Almost every night, you can engage in upbeet activities like:

Sunset Yoga, Afternoon Garden Party, Book Club, Storytelling, Summer Sundays, and my personal favorite…PAINT NIGHT! Lettuce Celerybrate!

The Gardens are open year-round, dawn to dusk. Admission is free. It’ll be sure to make you hap-pea!

Here are a few things you might want to consider before you go:
1. Come alone, or bring friends! It’s a great place to spend some time by yourself, or to hang out in a berry lovely setting.
2. Any time of day is wonderful, but sunset and golden hour are my personal favorite.
3. CHECK the CALENDAR! https://allencentennialgarden.org/learn_calendar.php I can’t stress this enough, there are so many amazing things happening here!

There are nighttime activities that fit everyone’s interests. It’s a great way to meet new people, and experience a beautiful part of campus with amazing plants and diverse gardens. So, keep calm, and plant on! I’m rooting for you!


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *