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Frame Park Formal Gardens

Tourist attraction Park Botanical garden

One of the Best Places To Visits in Waukesha


1150 Frame Park Dr, Waukesha, WI 53186, United States



+1 262-524-3737

Rating on Google Maps

4.60 (1.6K reviews)

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Working Hours

  • Thursday: 6 am to 10 pm
  • Friday: 6 am to 10 pm
  • Saturday: 6 am to 10 pm
  • Sunday: 6 am to 10 pm
  • Monday: 6 am to 10 pm
  • Tuesday: 6 am to 10 pm
  • Wednesday: 6 am to 10 pm

Featured Reviews

Frequently mentioned in reviews: park (16) Great (9) garden (8) photos (7) river (7) kids (7) family (7) walking (6)
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  • 5/5 Paul R. 11 months ago on Google • 78 reviews
    Incredibly beautiful part of the park, quiet. Great place for photos - senior, graduation, prom, proposals, date, etc. The best time of the year to visit is summer in August, in my opinion, to see all the flowers. Usually pretty empty around 7am though that's pretty earlier anyways.
    4 people found this review helpful 👍

  • 5/5 Susan M. 3 years ago on Google • 65 reviews
    We had been here before for a wedding and it was so beautiful we had to come back and explore by ourselves! The gardens are absolutely exquisite! There's a walking path by the river if you like to walk as well. On the other side of the park there is a playground if you have children.
    4 people found this review helpful 👍

  • 5/5 Pete Z. 9 months ago on Google • 80 reviews
    A beautifully peaceful garden tucked into a multi use park along the Fox River. The garden was stunning considering the October date. I was PleinAir Painting during mid afternoon. Several people including groups toured the garden while there. Both days several girls were getting senior photos taken. Everyone that passed was pleasant. Had a few wonderful conversations. The care taker was there both days tending to the plants. A true Waukesha treasure.
    3 people found this review helpful 👍

  • 5/5 TJ S. 7 months ago on Google • 21 reviews
    Frame Park Formal Gardens is beautiful in the summer…. We visited here this summer for my birthday…. The flowers, plants and trees are amazing…. Very peaceful and relaxing.. Also, excellent landscaping and gardening…. Take time to relax and enjoy the scenery….
    2 people found this review helpful 👍

  • 4/5 A P. 2 years ago on Google • 1031 reviews
    It's a very nice area. Saw several photographers there talking various pictures. I don't blame them and they were very courteous.

  • 5/5 Jon H. 1 year ago on Google
    This place is beautiful for taking pictures. My wife and I decided to take our wedding photos here and they turned out better than most traditional ceremonial wedding pictures. I highly recommend this. My wife has been staring at her photos like a story book
    2 people found this review helpful 👍

  • 5/5 Jenny M. 2 years ago on Google • 60 reviews
    It's a wonderful park and walking trails. Great environment and everyone is so kind. Great for kids all ages. Mine are 15, 7, and 3 and just had a blast.
    1 person found this review helpful 👍

  • 5/5 S A. 1 year ago on Google • 49 reviews
    Great facilities, lush gardens by Rock River. Can rent bikes (1 or 4 seaters) & water craft $$. Big pavilion. Ball field. Hard to be bored here.
    1 person found this review helpful 👍

  • 5/5 Miranda K. 2 years ago on Google
    Perfectly serene! So much color blooming in this little garden in early fall.
    1 person found this review helpful 👍

  • 4/5 Latoya R. 2 years ago on Google
    Great area for a family day. The shop near the river has snacks, kites, and boat/bike rental. The playground has wheelchair accessible swings, and there's picnic tables throughout.
    1 person found this review helpful 👍

  • 5/5 Maria L. 4 years ago on Google
    It is an exceptional place, it produces an intense inner peace flowing with a wonderful energy that transports you to a state of mental stillness; It has really captivated me. I urge all those who like to enjoy something special, full of charms to visit this magnificent place ... !!!
    1 person found this review helpful 👍

  • 4/5 C. F. 1 year ago on Google
    Nice place to take the dog for a walk. Fall walks are especially great!
    1 person found this review helpful 👍

  • 5/5 John V. 1 year ago on Google • 200 reviews
    Really cool chill spot. Small but worth checking out and getting some pics while walking around the park. I went on a Saturday right after a short rain so there weren't very many people around. I'd come back and take some more pics with better lighting, maybe at sunrise or sunset.

  • 5/5 Md. A. 1 year ago on Google • 140 reviews
    Simply mind blowing. This place has pretty much everything a family can think of during a summer day hangout. Bike rental, kayak, fishing, playground, river, falls, sidewalk, and the list goes on and on…

  • 5/5 Tiffani U. 1 year ago on Google
    Gorgeous gardens. Clean volleyball courts. All inclusive playground with beautiful views of the river. Abundant wild life. Trains come by frequently, so it may get loud. There are scattered pavilions to enjoy shelter whether you're eating, or need to be protected from inclement weather. Restrooms are available along the paths. Great place to take family pictures, graduation pictures, and all other kinds of photo shoots.

  • 5/5 Mocha K. 1 year ago on Google
    This park is gorgeous!! I recommended this park to a relative for a children's birthday party over the summer. Everyone was impressed with all the features and the beauty of it. AND IT'S WELL CARES FOR AND CLEAN! A MUST GO TO PLACE ALL YEAR-ROUND

  • 5/5 Michael G. 1 year ago on Google
    Saw red winged blackbirds, purple and white flowers.

  • 2/5 b w. 1 year ago on Google
    We totally love the new design however we hate that so many heartless parents cuss n smoke with kids around. If u want to do these things around your kids fine however my kids have health issues and I also don't want them talking like u n it's not fair that their fun had to end cause adults can't act like adults. Park staff please make bigger no smoking it cussing signs. Thank you

  • 5/5 Britt V. 8 months ago on Google • 3 reviews
    One of the most gorgeous and versatile locations for photos! Beautiful floral garden, stone trellis, riverside metal trellis, bridge and so much more! This is one of the top 3 locations my photography clients pick and it never disappoints!

  • 5/5 Paul L. 1 year ago on Google
    Beautiful park and wonderful shop called High Roller Fun Rentals has snacks, drinks and fun rides. This park is great for the family

  • 5/5 Shyam P. 1 year ago on Google
    Too many different type of flowers. Nice for photography

  • 4/5 Adam U. 1 year ago on Google
    The city takes care of Frame Park really well. It's an excellent place for family photos or just to spend the day outside having fun. There are parks for the kids, a walking path and water activities as well. The only draw back is that dogs are not allowed there which is garbage. If you pay taxes your money is going to the upkeep of the park and our 4 legged family members should be welcome there as well.

  • 4/5 Bishnu C. 1 year ago on Google
    There are many parks in the city but this one is one of the best. Just by the road and a place for everyone. Kids can have their fun moments on the kids play area, elders can sit and enjoy the time and everyone can take the peace of the moment by the river flowing along the park. Nice backdrops to take photos as well. Also a nice place to organize small events with family and friends.

  • 3/5 Mark O. 2 years ago on Google
    Great place but lots of homeless people who need help. The community needs to do a better job. Still a fun place to walk around when its not winter time.

  • 5/5 BP V. 4 years ago on Google
    Awesome park! Great for walking, jogging and biking! Love all the flowers in the garden! Very peaceful!

  • 5/5 Michael T. 2 years ago on Google
    Very impressed with what has been created here. We hadn't been neck in a few years and love the new park. Great place to bring kids.

  • 5/5 Dan B. 2 years ago on Google
    This is a very scenic park. Love the view of the river. While it is on the edge of the city it is a great place to breathe in nature. It also has nice walking paths.

  • 5/5 Rachel C. 2 years ago on Google
    I love this park. But watch your step because the geese love to poop in the grass. The park features a formal garden, a natural spring nearby, and some information about the history of springs here in Waukesha. Outside of the formal garden you can also find a playground, river walk, volleyball courts, baseball diamond, boat rentals, and so much more. If you come on a Saturday morning in the Summer you can also walk down to the farmer's market over near Bank Street.


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  • Activities
    • ✓️ Hiking
  • Accessibility
    • ✓️ Wheelchair-accessible car park
    • ✓️ Wheelchair-accessible entrance

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