barbecue at the bridge

Celebrate with us at the Barbecue at the Bridge, an annual fundraiser to support Bookworm Gardens on August 24. Enjoy barbecue and locally sourced sides from Pork in the Road. Dance the night away with IC4. Bid on creative packages inspired by your favorite books, garden art created by local artists, unique plant finds, and irresistible live auction items. Complimentary beer and wine will be served until 8 PM with a cash bar to follow. $150 per person.

become a member

Become a Member and help realize our mission. As a member of Bookworm Gardens you can take advantage of all the gardens have to offer and know that you are helping to keep the Gardens free. Purchase or renew your membership online by clicking the button below. Learn more.


There is no admission fee to visit the Gardens, but we happily accept donations to help defray our costs. Bookworm Gardens is a 501(c)3 (nonprofit) organization; donations are tax deductible.

There are many giving options available. You can "fund a foot" of the garden fence, customize an engraved brick or granite book, create your own story totem, or give to our endowment funds.

For more information download our giving guide or contact Elizabeth Wieland, Executive Director.


The Bookworm Gardens Endowment Fund is designed to ensure the long term sustainability of the Gardens. The principle amount in this fund is reserved while interest is divided- part reinvested back into the Fund and part used for daily operations. 

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business Partnerships

Bookworm Gardens relies on the support of generous corporate donors to provide the opportunity for families to visit the gardens regardless of financial capability. We also rely on donations to support  our extensive and innovative programming for children and adults, operational expenses and garden maintenance.

Corporate support is essential for us in order to deliver our mission of enriching the mind, body and spirit of the young and young at heart. 

Collaboration with Bookworm Gardens also provides increased visibility in the community,  demonstrating your support and commitment to the families of Sheboygan County and beyond. We can offer customizable and flexible partnership packages tailored to your specific needs, creating multiple opportunities for brand recognition.

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thrivent financial

If you’re an eligible Thrivent Financial member and have Choice Dollars® available to direct, please keep Bookworm Gardens in mind for your giving. For more info or to direct Choice Dollars, call 800-847-4836 and say “Thrivent Choice.” Or click here.