A quick overview of upcoming events...
*Additions or changes may occur. Some dates/times provided closer to season or event.
• Monthly Garden Tours every 2nd Saturday, 9 am - 12 pm. And third Sundays 1-4pm (June, July August ) No reservations needed, just stop by.
Every Month. All Year. Always Free.
At R.W. Monk Gardens.
Fisher Family Jazz group at the Tree House after Sunday Aug 13 tour.
• Geocacheing - All year. Free. Four Geocaches hidden in the 20+ acre environment.
A fun family activity. Bring your GPS device and start searching.
At R.W. Monk Gardens.
• Yoga in the Gardens: River Flow Yoga: Fresh Air – Fresh Perspective – Outdoor yoga invites you to feel rooted in your foundation while you reach for the sky and breathe in the gifts of summer. With no walls, fresh air and your senses awakened, foster a fresh perspective that will help you stay physically and mentally healthy for family, work and favorite activities Bring your mat, blanket, water bottle and dress in layers. Classes will be held the following Sundays this summer in the Gardens: July 27, Aug 10 & 24, Sept. 14 from 5 – 6 PM at a cost of $10 per class. See the River Flow Yoga website for more details, as there will be no inclement weather location.
• Fall Bus Trip: August 16, 2014 - Hancock Research Center (Handcock), Paradise Pond (Cottage Grove), The Bruce Company (Middleton) and Wollersheim Winery (Prarie du Sac). Bus will load at Northcentral Technical Institute in the west parking lot at 7AM and return at 7PM. Sign Up Here More info...
RW Monk Gardens Receives Grants and Donations
The Robert W. Monk Gardens recently received a $40,000 grant from the Community Foundation of North Central Wisconsin for our new Kitchen Garden. Support for the project was provided through the Wausau Marathon County Fund and the Nils Folke Jr. and Jean B. Becker Legacy Fund of the CFNCW.
The B.A. and Esther Greenheck Foundation recently awarded $100,000 to the Robert W. Monk Gardens for the Kitchen Garden project.
The Kiwanis Club of Greater Wausau (evening Kiwanis) recently donated $3,300 to the Monk Gardens, an urban, non-profit, natural sanctuary open to the public on 21 acres on Wausau's west side. The donation will be used to help build a kitchen and bathroom facility to host small groups. Pictured is Kiwanis Vice-president Pat Morath and Vickie Richmond Hawkins, President of the Monk Gardens board.