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.



barbecue at the bridge

Celebrate with us at the annual fundraiser to benefit Bookworm Gardens on Saturday, August 24! Enjoy tantalizing barbecue and sides from Pork in the Road, dance to the music of IC4, and bid on creative packages inspired by your favorite books, garden art created by local artists, unique plant finds and irresistible live auction items.

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up next: fairyfolk festival

Bring your imaginations to our Fairyfolk Festival, August 3 from 10 AM - 4 PM! Enjoy a live mini-performance of A Midsummer Night's Dream and experience the Gardens in all its magical delight! $5 per person / learners age 2 and younger + Bookworm members FREE.

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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!

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