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  • 2023 Wisconsin USDA Plant Hardiness Zone Map showing the hardiness zones in Wisconsin. Zones range from 3b in the pockets of the northwest through 6a in Milwaukee and Kenosha in the southeast. Madison is both 5a and 5b but difficult to decipher at this scale.

    2023 USDA Plant Hardiness Zone Map

    Post written by Allen Centennial Garden Horticulturist, Isaac Zaman In late 2023, the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) released a new zone hardiness map, updating the version they released in 2012 (which was an update …

  • Intern FAQ

    The title “intern” can mean a lot of different things. You might wonder what it’s like to be an intern at Allen Centennial Garden. Will I mostly be making copies or actually getting practical work …

  • Bench with metal larch statues and golden larch tree spreading behind it. In front are a number of low growing green plants that comprise the tapestry lawn. New square stepping stones are prominently in the foreground.

    Tapestry Lawn Revisited

    The Tapestry Lawn was planted in the spring of 2020. It was designed as an experimental space to demonstrate how one could grow alternative perennial groundcovers to replace a lawn. The space was meant to …

  • Holiday Wreathmaking 2023

    Make the holiday wreath of your dreams by spending some time with us and supporting Allen Centennial Garden! Our 90-minute workshops ($40) and DIY kits ($35) are an excellent value and a fantastic gift or …

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