Blog Posts

Hmong Kitchen Garden

Post by Garden Director, Reba Luiken with photos by Intern, Lauren Jenny This summer, our kitchen garden features plants from three local communities: Hmong, American Indian, and African Diaspora. Today’s post features the Hmong part …

The Indigenous History of the Garden

By ACG History Intern, Samantha Hertel.   Burial Mounds and the University of Wisconsin Is Allen Centennial Garden a place with Indigenous history? There are no burial mounds located directly on the grounds of Allen …

Winter Class Series 2022

Although fall lingers in the Garden, I am looking toward the winter as a time of planning for the future. Like every gardener, I am making plans for the next season, but I am also …

From Plants to Tie-Dye

Earlier this month, I (Martha) collaborated with both Wisconsin Hoofers and the Wisconsin Union Directorate Art Committee to host a natural plant-based tie-dye event open to all UW-Madison students. ACG was excited to take part …

Welcome Week 2021

Students, join us this week (September 13-17, 2021) for Welcome Week events in the garden! All workshops offered at 4, 5, and 6pm. Online sign up required (but there may be last minute spots available …

Summer Sundays in the Garden

Summer concerts in the garden are back! Disrupted last summer by the pandemic, Allen Garden’s popular Sunday concert series returns for its fifth season starting this Sunday, June 20 and continuing through Labor Day with …