Public Gardens Fund

About the Fund

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The Public Gardens Fund supports nonprofit and publicly owned gardens and parks:

  • landscaping with WI native trees, shrubs, and perennials
  • planting flower gardens of all kinds
  • maintaining or enhancing existing plantings in non-profit and publicly-owned gardens and parks.

Note:  Public gardens are the gardens at historical sites, nonprofit agencies, community gardens, and city, county, college and university gardens and parks. Also included are botanical & arboretum gardens, nature preserves, state and national parks, and zoos.

This Donor Advised Field of Interest fund can be used by anyone to honor the gardeners in their lives, past and present.

The fund was established by Tom and Annie Grewe in honor of Annie’s mother, Dorothy Mader Leidiger, who loved flowers, and grandmother, Anna Boudnik Mader, who loved gardening. Annie is a Master Gardener with a passion for safeguarding and beautifying the environment.