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Purple and yellow tulips in the formal garden.Eric Reischl

Spring Tulips Showcase

May 1 – May 19, 2024

Spring awakens in the Paine gardens with the annual Tulips Showcase! This May, enjoy a stroll among thousands of tulips throughout four acres of gardens. At least 10,000 tulips are displayed in the Formal Garden, while many more tulips color the mansion façade and various outdoor “galleries” with budding trees and the sounds of spring’s renewal all around.

Peak bloom is anticipated during the first two weeks of May.

Daily Admission

June 15–October 13, 2024

Admission includes viewing the mansion, gardens, and “Microsculpture” exhibition

Open Daily
10:00 AM–4:00 PM

$15 Adult
$9 Youth (ages 5-17)
Free for Paine Members
Free for children ages 4 and under

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Become a Paine Member!

Paine Members enjoy free admission to the mansion, gardens, and exhibitions for an entire year. They also receive invitations to special events, discounts on merchandise in the gift shop, and early access to reservations of Nutcracker in the Castle. Join as a Member now to start receiving benefits immediately!

Frequently Asked Questions

Learn more about planning a visit here, and for additional help, call 920-235-6903.

Do I have to pay admission if I only want to visit the gardens?

Yes. Admission is required to view the gardens (free for Paine Members!). You can pay online in advance by making a reservation, or start your visit at the front desk of the mansion. Admission includes viewing the gardens, historic mansion, and current art exhibition.

How long will it take to view the gardens?

The grounds include nearly four acres of gardens. Plan for an hour at a leisurely walking pace. Walking shoes are encouraged. There are seating areas and benches available throughout the property as well – stop for a rest at any of these to enjoy the lovely sights and sounds of nature all around.

Are restrooms available?

Restrooms are available inside the mansion or inside the Conservatory, located at the back of the property.

May I use the gardens for a photo shoot?

Photo shoots in the gardens require a permit and advance planning. To arrange for a photo shoot, please connect with our events team at

Are the gardens wheelchair accessible?

Yes. The garden paths are wheelchair accessible, and wheelchairs are available for use if needed. Simply stop at the front desk of the mansion to borrow one.

Are strollers available?

Umbrella strollers are available at the mansion. Please return strollers to the mansion at the end of your visit.

Is food allowed?

Visitors are welcome to enjoy a snack or meal at the patio tables near the Formal Garden, as well as at the patio tables on the Loggia. Please take your garbage with you.

How can I learn more about the gardens and plants?

Docent tours of the gardens are available! Our friendly volunteer docents love to show visitors around and answer questions about the gardens and plants. When planning a visit, give us a call at 920-235-6903 to arrange for a docent tour. Please give at least two weeks of notice when requesting a tour.

May I bring my pet?

Only fully-trained service dogs are permitted, which must comply with ADA requirements and must stay on walking paths. Therapy dogs, emotional support animals, and other pets are not permitted on the property.

May I bring my bicycle?

For safety purposes, bicycles are not permitted to ride within the gates of the Paine. Visitors may walk bicycles along the paths, or lock them up at a bicycle rack located near the front gates along Algoma Boulevard.

May I pick flowers?

To ensure everyone can have the same experience with nature’s beauty, look with eyes and not with hands – please refrain from removing flowers or other plants to take home.

Is there a smoking area?

To preserve the botanical gardens, smoking and vaping are not permitted within the gates of the Paine.

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