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Where to take Mom to see the spring flowers on Mother’s Day weekend

Nothing suits Mother’s Day better than flowers, especially tulips.

Northeastern Wisconsin has a variety of picturesque displays where mom – and the whole family – can get into the spring spirit. Below are five places where you can admire the first flowers of the season.

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Green Bay Botanical Garden

In this file photo, visitors enjoy spring blooms at the Green Bay Botanical Garden in May.

In this file photo, visitors enjoy spring blooms at the Green Bay Botanical Garden in May.

Green Bay Botanical Garden features “the largest display of spring flowers in Wisconsin,” with more than 350,000 blooms. Here you will see tulips, daffodils, magnolias, flowering perennials, shrubs and more.

According to a press release, the garden expects the flowers to be in their bloom on Mother’s Day. And as if that wasn’t sweet enough, mothers can enjoy free admission on this special day.

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The Green Bay Botanical Garden, 2600 Larsen Road, Green Bay, is open on Mother’s Day from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.

The Paine Art Center and Gardens

In honor of Mother’s Day, The Paine is offering free admission on Sunday, May 12. Mom can enjoy the Spring Tulip Showcase; According to the website, there are more than 10,000 tulips in the formal garden alone.

She also wants to see the exhibition of artist Mao Lor’s Hmong textiles, which The Paine’s website says “conveys the vitality of Hmoob art, history and culture.”

Additionally, the Brewing Futures Mobile Cafe is located near the Carriage House, offering light food and drinks from 10 a.m. to noon.

Mother’s Day hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Paine is located at 1410 Algoma Blvd, Oshkosh.

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Tulip beds near Neenah’s Washington Park

On May 6, the tulips were in full bloom in Washington Park in Neenah.On May 6, the tulips were in full bloom in Washington Park in Neenah.

On May 6, the tulips were in full bloom in Washington Park in Neenah.

We consider this a “hidden gem” of spring shows in the Fox Valley. Across from the main entrance to Neenah’s Washington Park, you’ll find several flower beds filled with tulips, along with great views of the water. For those with kids looking to burn off some energy, the park’s playground (which has some inclusive features) and trails can make this the best option.

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Washington Park is located at 631 Winneconne Ave., Neenah.

Tulips are in full bloom at Washington Park in Neenah, just in time for Mother's Day.Tulips are in full bloom at Washington Park in Neenah, just in time for Mother's Day.

Tulips are in full bloom at Washington Park in Neenah, just in time for Mother’s Day.

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Blaser’s Acres Tulip Festival

This weekend, just in time for Mother’s Day, Blaser’s Acres is hosting its first tulip festival. Guests can admire the more than 20,000 tulips, take home some flowers from the greenhouse, take advantage of photo opportunities and more. Admission is 3 euros, but children under 2 years old enter for free.

The event runs from 9am to 6pm on Saturday and Sunday at Blaser’s Acres, 2556 School Lane, Green Bay.

Flowers bloom at the Green Bay Botanical Garden on May 17, 2022 in Green Bay, Wis.Flowers bloom at the Green Bay Botanical Garden on May 17, 2022 in Green Bay, Wis.

Flowers bloom at the Green Bay Botanical Garden on May 17, 2022 in Green Bay, Wis.

The Scheig Center Gardens in Appleton Memorial Park

The Scheig Center Gardens are open year-round and usher in new blooms as spring arrives. You’ll find pops of color everywhere in the lush green landscape, including pink and orange tulips, magnolias, other trees and shrubs.

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The park offers several amenities in addition to the gardens, including an inclusive playground, baseball/softball fields, walking trails and more.

According to the Appleton Parks and Recreation website, the gardens are open year-round from 5 a.m. to 11 p.m. and admission is free. The park is located at 1620 E. Witzke Blvd., Appleton; follow the signs to the gardens.

Madison Lammert covers child care and early childhood education across Wisconsin as a member of the Report for America corps based at The Appleton Post-Crescent. To contact her, you can send an email mlammert@gannett.com or call 920-993-7108. Please consider supporting journalism that informs our democracy with a tax-deductible donation to Report for America by visiting postcrescent.com/RFA

This article originally appeared on Appleton Post-Crescent: Where to Take Your Mom to See Spring Flowers on Mother’s Day Weekend

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