One of the best places in Wisconsin to see flowering crabapples is Whitnall Park in the southern part of Milwaukee County. They usually are at their peak in mid-May. Whitnall Park is home to one of the nation’s largest ornamental crabapple tree collections. Eighty species of crabapple trees are located throughout the 50 acres of Boerner Botanical Gardens and the 1,000 acres in the arboretum along the Root River Parkway.
Take time to come and visit our Nationally recognized plant collection at Boerner Botanical Gardens. With the support of the Friends of Boerner Botanical Gardens, celebrating 25 years, we offer year 'round plant science, horticultural and environmental programming and interactive events for all ages. Located within Whitnall Park, Boerner is now opened daily from 8am - dusk. Please visit www.countyparks.com for more information.
As a Milwaukee County Parks Employee who works in the Marketing Department and writes about news, events and promotional campaigns at the Park’s Administrative Offices on Watertown Plank Road in Wauwatosa, I was gratified to hear about the Milwaukee County Parks Department named as one of four finalists to compete for the 2009 National Gold Medal Award.
Grab your families and friends our second annual In Celebration of Trees event in Whitnall Park, 5879 S. 92nd St., on April 25th and 26th. What a great way to enjoy some fresh air and join in recreational and educational activities. For more information, please visit http://www.countyparks.com/ or call 414-257-PARK.