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.

Start planning your visit today.

Grow your family's story at Bookworm Gardens. Download our Bookworm Book List, peruse classes and tours for adults, and learn more about field trips for student groups.



pre-purchase tickets for Happily haunted gardens!

For the first time, we are pre-selling tickets to this wildly popular event! Advance tickets are available for $5 each, compared to $7 at the door. Bookworm members & learners 2 and younger are FREE (with no need to pre-register).

Purchase Happily Haunted Tickets

Pre-purchase tickets are non-refundable, however may be transferred to another Happily Haunted 2019 evening.

The Gardens will be filled with thousands of twinkly lights, entertainment, trick or treat stations & fun surprises during this beloved, not-so-spooky event! Costumes are encouraged! Dinner concessions will be available for purchase including chili, grilled cheese, hot dogs & more.

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fall fun is coming to bookworm!

Bookworm Beer Garden - September 20, 6-9 pm. Sample craft beer and tantalizing root beer, dance to live music and snack on Bavarian delights.

Additional Beer Garden info

Harvest Happenings - September 21, 10 am - 1 pm. Bring the family out to celebrate autumnal abundance at the Gardens. Climb a tree, enjoy hands-on activities, explore local produce harvests, and engage in seasonal art making and story times.

Additional Harvest Happenings info →


Bookworm Selected for special exhibition

Bookworm Gardens has been selected as a participant in a special exhibition on the National Mall at the US Botanic Garden in 2019. The exhibit will feature one of our most popular garden books - The Magic School Bus! Read the press release or click below to get involved!

Give to Bookworm →