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 2016

North American Brass Company
The North American Brass Company (NABC) is a professional brass quintet specializing in innovative performance and teaching programs. The NABC engages the audience by combining music and fun. They have performed at the Krasl Art Center, Hill Auditorium in Ann Arbor and across the Midwest.

Michael Kelsey
Michael Kelsey is a rhythmic, inspired guitarist and performance artist who blends many musical genres with fervour and grace. When he hits the stage to perform, he plays every inch of his guitar pulling out every part of it or anything else an arm’s length or foot kick away. Through out a performance Michael may make use of technology, his improv skills, objects in the room, and audience interaction to make music for the ears but more importantly a musical experience for the senses.

The Whistle Pigs
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

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; Adam Carter on guitar and vocals; Sam Que on saxophone; Sonny Carreño on drums and Adam Hart on Bass. 

Schedule subject to change

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 !!

Thanks to our 2016 Sponsors

$3000 D & W Inc $2500 Welch Packaging Group $2000 1st Source Bank First State Bank INOVA Federal Credit Union $1500 Navarre Hospitality Group $1000 BABSCO Supply Chiphone Federal Credit Union Cornerstone CPA Group, LLP Homan Lumber Mart, Inc. Indiana Trust & Investment Management Company STIFEL – The Elkhart Group $500 Collins & Company Crowe Horwath, LLP DJ Construction Elkhart General Hospital Insight Accounting Group J.A. Wagner Construction, Inc Kruggel Lawton CPA Mutual Bank Key Bank US Signcrafters, Inc. Artist Award Sponsors D & W …Read More

Award Sponsors and Judges

Award sponsors: Best Overall: The Welter Foundation Best Expression of the Gardens: D & W, Inc. Best Booth Display: n. wirt design & gallery Judges: Eric Amt Margaret McCarthy Steve Gruber

Taste of the Gardens media information

Take a look at our 2016 rack card – – print or share with others! Taste of the Gardens Rack Card For additional information or media inquiries, contact event committee co-chairs: Brian Housand – Eric Garton –  

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