Wellfield Botanic Gardens, Elkhart

4.6
#3 of 8 in Things to do in Elkhart
The Gardens is situated on 36 acres including 18 acres of water, six blocks north of downtown Elkhart on a historical piece of property known as the North Main Street well field. This site has been a source of hydraulic energy and drinking water for the City of Elkhart since the middle 1800s. Currently the City's Department of Public Works operates 13 wells on the site and Wellfield Gardens is the City's largest source of drinking water.
To visit Wellfield Botanic Gardens and get the most from your holiday in Elkhart, create itinerary details personal to you using our Elkhart trip itinerary planner .
Source
Create an itinerary including Wellfield Botanic Gardens
map
Wellfield Botanic Gardens Reviews
Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5
117 reviews
Google
4.6
TripAdvisor
  • Just when you thought this was just your average sleepy town, Elkhart IN shows us this and many other hidden gems.  more »
  • A must do while in Elkhart County, especially if you are visiting in August. The Taste of the Gardens is a fun, 1 day event that is filled with wonderful dishes from local establishments, adult bevera...  more »
  • This is such a beautiful place. You can’t go wrong anytime you visit. Flowers in the spring, summer and fall. Art and design in all season. It is relaxing just walking the paths. Super friendly staff....  more »
Google
  • I only go when it's free, it's not the sort of place I'd expect to pay admission to. But, they are doing some nice work on it. There are some interesting side gardens going up and little water features.
  • It was beautiful ..but not quite what I was expecting .. we had a nice evening to walk in the garden and look at the lights.. we like their fire pits where you could warm yourself throughout the garden
  • Our walk through the gardens was much more pleasant than I anticipated. I have driven past this place for many years and never knew it existed. The natural landscape is beautiful bettered by a feeling of hometown authenticity. My exact words were "we do have nice things in Elkhart."
  • Beautiful gardens just north of downtown. My wife spends quite a bit of time here during the summer months.
  • This place is amazing! It's beautiful, peaceful, they're always doing something new and inspiring, and it's a great place to host a wedding, a corporate event, or any number of things. It's a great place to come for a peaceful day!

Plan your trip to Elkhart

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Where to stay in Elkhart

Browse hotels, guesthouses, and unique homes and book your stay on the world's leading accommodation sites.
Live like a local, find unique places to stay
Millions of travel reviews on TripAdvisor

Plans in Elkhart by other users

8 days in Elkhart BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES January, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: January, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 3 days in Elkhart & Oxford BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, slow & easy, hidden gems PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 3 days in Elkhart & Oxford BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, fast-paced, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Fast-paced 7 days in Fargo & Elkhart BY A USER FROM CANADA December, popular PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 2 days in Elkhart BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES November, popular PREFERENCES: November ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 5 days in Elkhart BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES October, fast-paced, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: October ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Fast-paced 2 days in Elkhart BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES November, popular PREFERENCES: November ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 4 days in United States BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES September, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, slow & easy, popular PREFERENCES: September, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Slow & easy 1 day in Elkhart BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES September, culture, historic sites, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: September, culture, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 15 days in Elkhart BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES August, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: August, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 9 days in United States BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES October, popular PREFERENCES: October ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 26 days in Elkhart, Aurora & Denver BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES August, culture, outdoors, museums, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: August, culture, outdoors, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans