Virtual Events

While we are staying Safer at Home due to COVID-19, enjoy these virtual Garden programs and activities.

Let’s Grow Stuff!

We’re excited to introduce Let’s Grow Stuff, a new web series created in partnership with PBS Wisconsin featuring Garden Director, Ben Futa. Let’s Grow Stuff features quick, easy wins for beginning gardeners and rolls out weekly throughout the growing season.

Let us know if there’s a topic you’d like us to cover in a future episode by emailing us

Fall Gardening Tips

Check out the YouTube videos below to learn about harvesting and sowing seeds, leaf mulch, and ecologically friendly fall cleanup!

All-ages Coloring Pages & Activity Sheets

Take some time to download and color in these original coloring pages, based on Garden flora, critters, and architecture. Upload and tag us on Facebook, and we’ll share your creations.

What’s better than a crossword puzzle? An Allen Centennial Garden lawn-themed crossword puzzle.

Answer key here.

Did you know that there are more 4+ letter words in PEONIES than there are species? There are 56 words and 33 species! How many words can you make out of PEONIES? Check out the worksheet here. 

Virtual Lunchtime Wellness

One of our favorite weekly summer events, Lunchtime Wellness, has returned this season online via Facebook and Instagram every Wednesday at 11 AM.

Do your plants need some TLC? Find out how to get your greens clean and cared for here.

Creating a new plant from a cutting of a current plant can seem daunting… Our DIY Propagation Video  goes step by step so your new plant is as healthy as your current one. Great for inexpensive and heartwarming gifts!

Let’s upcycle! Do you have old, burnt out candle jars that you just can’t seem to throw out? Follow our step-by-step guide on flipping jars into a houseplant’s new home in this Lunchtime Wellness: Jars to Gems.

Challenge yourself (and your friends) to get outside with Lunchtime Wellness Bingo! Horizontal, vertical, diagonal, four corners? Play all the ways and fill your card.

Want to test your plant knowledge? Looking for a grass alternative? Need to be matched with a new houseplant? We’ve got you covered. Take one of these Garden quizzes and check out these awesome resources! 

In the mood to press some flowers? This Lunchtime Wellness video shows you an easy way to preserve your favorite flowers. Tune in to our next video to see how they turn out!

Ready to see how last week’s pressed flowers turned out? Check out this Lunchtime Wellness’ results to see what we did with them!

We’re walking you through some tips and tricks that anyone with a smartphone can use to up their photography game in this Lunchtime Wellness video. 

This Lunchtime Wellness video helps you get rid of the creepy crawlies hiding on your plants.