Boerner Botanical Gardens are part of the Milwaukee County Parks system and are designed and maintained year-round by a dedicated, professional horticultural staff.

Visit the Milwaukee County Department of Parks, Recreation & Culture website for more information.


Garden Staff

Garden Director
Shirley Dommer Walczak

Horticulturist in Charge
Dave Wanninger

Perennial Garden & Visitor's Center Horticulturist

Herb Garden, Heirloom Garden, & Rose Garden Horticulturist
Peggy Gibbs-Zautke

Annual Garden, Shrub Mall, & Rock Garden Horticulturist
Alex Hoefs

Trial Garden Horticulturist
Jessica Cloninger

Office Administration - Boerner/Wehr
Judy Faja

Dotty Kaisler




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