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Foxfire Botanical Gardens

The Foxfire Botanical Gardens (or Foxfire Gardens) were 14 acres of botanical gardens located on the outskirts of Marshfield, Wisconsin, United States.[1][2][3]

Founded in 1983, these philosophical gardens were the first of their kind.[] Seven of its acres have been cultivated into Eastern and Western style display gardens, ranging from European topiary to Japanese so and gyo gardens. In 2003 the site was granted botanical garden status by the state of Wisconsin after fulfilling requirements in both display garden criteria and community programs.[]

The gardens closed in 2009 after a civil jury awarded a substantial judgment against the owners in connection with business dealings unrelated to the gardens.[4][5]

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References

  1. ^ "Foxfire Gardens Is Cherished State Secret", Milwaukee Sentinel, June 24, 1992.
  2. ^ "Foxfire Botanical Gardens", WEAU, April 30, 2009.
  3. ^ Gary G. Knowles. The Great Wisconsin Touring Book: 30 Spectacular Auto Trips (Big Earth Publishing, 2006), ISBN 978-1931599672, p. 56. Excerpts available at Google Books.
  4. ^ Liz Welter, "Civil case could foreclose gardens", Marshfield News-Herald, May 3, 2009.
  5. ^ "Foxfire Gardens closed", Marshfield News-Herald, September 9, 2009 (pay site).

Coordinates: 44°44?03?N 90°10?11?W / 44.7343°N 90.1696°W / 44.7343; -90.1696



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