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Becoming a Flower Gardener

Flower gardens in Madison Parks are designed, planted, and maintained by volunteers every year. If you are interested in starting a new garden or want to receive flowers for a current garden in Madison Parks, please complete the Flower Garden Application by April 24, 2015.

Flower Gardeners will be expected to submit photos and volunteer hour logs of the completed gardens at the end of the season. All plant materials purchased must be ONLY used in designated City of Madison Parks. Volunteers place their orders with the Parks Division and then plants will be available for pick-up on May 13, 2015.

Flower Gardener Process

Submit your completed Flower Garden Application by April 24, 2015 in one of three convenient ways:

OR Fax: Parks Division Office at: (608) 267-1162
OR Mail: City of Madison Parks Division, P.O. Box 2987, Madison, WI 53701-2987

  • Be sure to complete the following information on your application:
    • Contact information
    • Name of your park and location
    • Plant order including: type of plants, quantity of plants

We will review all submissions and let the flower gardeners know the status of their order. We will host a Plant Pick-Up day at Olbrich on May 13, 2015, for volunteers to come pick up their flowers.

Important Dates for 2015

Saturday, April 24 Flower Garden Application Deadline
Wednesday, May 13 Flower pick up day at Olbrich Botanical Gardens

Mulch Orders

Madison Parks will be able to provide free mulch for Volunteer Flower Gardens in our Parks.  Mulch requests should be included in the Flower Garden Application.


All volunteers must fill out a release form: