Bringing books to life one garden at a time.


Hop aboard the magic school bus. Meet the three bears. Dig for dinosaur bones.

Bookworm Gardens is a vibrant, playful botanic garden located in Sheboygan, Wisconsin, and inspired by children's literature, the natural world, and the imagination.

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Grow your family's story at Bookworm Gardens. Learn more about summer camp for children, classes and tours for adults, and field trips for student groups.


Closed for the season

Bookworm Gardens is open to the public May 1 - October 31 of each year. The Gardens are closed starting November 1 through April 30 to prepare for winter and plan for the upcoming season. We will reopen on May 1, 2018.


Artist Residency

Applications are now open for the 2018 Artist-in-Residence Program! We invite professional artists to explore, interpret and share the unique connections between Literature and Garden that exist at Bookworm Gardens through proposals for the 2018 season (due February 1, 2018). 

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We all have a favorite children's book. Bookworm Gardens enriches the lives of the young and young at heart through exploration in a botanic garden based on children's literature.

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