Wellfield Botanic Gardens

Elkhart, IN 

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The Wellfield Botanic Gardens are a hidden gem in the city of Elkhart, Indiana. This beautiful park features over 20 different themed gardens and has a half mile walking path that twists and turns around the gardens giving visitors plenty to explore and see.

The Wellfields sit on 36 acres and 18 of those acres contain beautiful water features from rivers to lakes to waterfalls. You’ll enjoy gorgeous scenery while overlooking the these water features, for example, the Japanese Garden that sits on an island in the Wellfield park.

There is the Elkhart river running through the Wellfield Gardens adding to the beauty of the nature park, from the sounds of the water flowing to the birds chirping.

In the Winter, Wellfields decorates their gardens with over 1.2 million Christmas lights and puts on a holiday festival & light show that runs through the month of December. It’s a great time of year to grab photos of the light festival at night while sipping on hot cocoa and you can check out the different fire places throughout the gardens if you wish to stop and warm up for a few minutes. This event has special 5:30pm to 9pm hours.

Wellfield Botanic Gardens offers a membership option if you’d like to join and access the benefits of membership. These include free admission year round as well as many special discounts to various sponsors/partners of Wellfield Gardens. The membership dues help support the costs of running and maintaining the gardens. You can learn more about memberships here.

See below for a map of the gardens as well as the hours the park is open.

Wellfield Gardens Map

Where is Wellfield Botanic Gardens Located?

The Wellfield Gardens are located just north of downtown Elkhart on North Main Street.

Wellfield Botanic Garden Hours

Jan 2 – March 31

  • Saturday: 12pm – 5pm
  • Sunday: 12pm – 5pm

April 1 – October 31

  • Monday: Closed
  • Tuesday: 10am- 6pm
  • Wednesday: 10am- 6pm
  • Thursday: 10am- 6pm
  • Friday: 10am- 6pm
  • Saturday: 10am- 6pm
  • Sunday: 10am- 6pm

November 1 – December 31

  • Monday: Closed
  • Tuesday: 12m – 5pm
  • Wednesday: 12pm – 5pm
  • Thursday: 12pm – 5pm
  • Friday: 12pm – 5pm
  • Saturday: 12pm – 5pm
  • Sunday: 12pm – 5pm

Phone Number

If you’d like to contact the Wellfield Office staff, you can do so by dialing (574) 266-2006 ext. 105

Things to Do

  1. Walking the paths
  2. Yoga in the Gardens
  3. Holiday Light Festival
  4. Read a Book in the Gardens
  5. Bird Watching
  6. Photography

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