Wellfield Botanic Gardens

Water from Elkhart’s historic well field once powered the city’s 19th century mills. Today, it an oasis of themed gardens and native woodlands just minutes from downtown’s RiverWalk and restaurants. What sets Wellfield apart? For starters, you might come across an otter, some egrets or even a bear. But don’t worry; these critters are cast in bronze and always approachable. Wellfield’s winding paths lead to rushing streams, waterfalls and charming pump houses. Seasonal displays might include 25,000 tulips or vibrant sweeps of fall color. June marks the grand opening of the Adventure Path and the Water Celebration Garden. This downtown stop is always fertile ground for year-round fun.