The Elkhart Rotary Club's signature fundraising event for the Wellfield Botanic Gardens

Wellfield Gardens

Join us at Wellfield Botanic Gardens on August 27th, 2016


 Musical Artists for 2017
Sponsored by D&W, Inc

  • 12:30 – 2:00 pm Paul Decker and the Real Deal

Performing together for over two decades, bringing their own style of Jazz, Rock, Pop, and Standards to Michiana, Paul Decker & The REAL DEAL is always sure to please. With Paul leading (keys/vocals) and Tedd Waggoner (head of operations with Bach Musical Instruments, on trumpets/vocals), Dale Anderson (guitarist/vocals), Craig Ridout (soprano, alto, tenor saxes), Bruce Drudge (bassist/vocals), and Jim Bollero (drums).From Louie Armstrong to Motown, Steely Dan to Joe Cocker (you may even get a polka, you just never know), they’re sure to bring a smile to your face. No matter what the musical genre’, it’s always the REAL DEAL, you can bet on that!

Contemporary Music. Classic Rock. Jazz. Rhythm and Blues. The Whistle Pigs seven-piece dance band is a close-knit family of musicians who have performed with such groups as the Temptations, South Bend Symphony Orchestra Charlie Daniels, Roomful of Blues, Jim Schwall, Electric Amish, Koko Taylor, Lonnie Mack, Pinetop Perkins, Bobby Vinton, Mary Wilson, The Supremes, The Byrds, Lonnie Brooks, War, The Atlanta Rhythm Section, The Fabulous Thunderbirds, and America.

Lalo Cura is a Spanish Rock band based in Goshen, IN. Formed in 2012, Lalo Cura has developed a unique sound that combines every musical genre that has influenced each member of the group. The band is led by Rafael Chávez y Moreno on guitar and vocals; Sam Que on saxophone; Sonny Carreño on drums and Adam Hart on bass.

Schedule subject to change

Thanks to our 2017 Sponsors

Special thanks to this year’s Taste of the Gardens Sponsors! $5000 D & W Inc $2500 1st Source Bank $2000 Chiphone Federal Credit Union INOVA Federal Credit Union The Elkhart Truth – In Kind Sponsor $1000 Cornerstone CPA Group, LLP First State Bank Homan Lumber Mart, Inc Indiana Trust & Investment Management Company Stifel – The Elkhart Group Vala Marketing – In Kind Sponsor $500 A-One Signs & Graphics Collins & Company Crowe Horwath, LLP DJ Construction J A Wagner Construction Inc Mutual Bank Terry and Stacey Rodino Artist Award …Read More

Artists – – 2017 Artists application is out!!

Hi Artists.. The application for Taste of the Gardens, Saturday, August 26, 2017 is now available. Please download the Taste of the Gardens 2017 – Artist Application and follow the directions on the application. Deadline – July 14th !!

Award Sponsors and Judges for 2017

Award sponsors: Best Overall: Best Expression of the Gardens: Best Booth Display: Judges to be determined:

Taste of the Gardens media information

  For additional information or media inquiries, contact event committee co-chairs: Brian Housand – Eric Garton – or 602-284-5567  

Story of the Gardens

The Story of the Gardens The Elkhart Rotary Club conceived the Gardens as a community service project in 2002 to celebrate the 100th Anniversary of Rotary International. Over two years, the Club worked with a community steering committee to research and develop the concept, interview landscape architects and raise funds to create a Master Plan for Wellfield Botanic Gardens. The project was officially handed over to the Wellfield Botanic Gardens Board of Directors in 2005 to begin implementation of the Master Plan, which envisages 25 …Read More