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

Event Details and TICKETS

Taste of the Gardens Amazing foods!
Saturday, August 27, 2016
11 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Spend a summer day strolling through beautiful gardens, perusing fine art, listening to music and enjoying a sampling of tasty foods.

The tranquil gardens surrounding the ponds of Elkhart’s historic well field are filled with artists exhibiting wares from impressive sculptures to exquisite jewelry. A variety of area restaurants serve up their scrumptious fare, wine and beverages, while local musicians entertain throughout the day.

Tickets are $8 at the event gate on Saturday, August 27. Children 12 and under are free.
ONLINE TICKET SALES END at 6 a.m. on Saturday, August 27

Food and drink tickets will be sold at the event.

Produced by the Elkhart Rotary Club, benefiting Wellfield Botanic Gardens.


Taste of The gardens logo




Food Billboard


Gardens Billboard


Music Billboard


Art Billboard

Taste of the Gardens

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