Marvelous Mural Springs to Life

We’re thrilled to announce our new mural is officially complete!

Comfort Station Mural

In support of our mission to Enrich Lives Through Natural Beauty, Education, and the Arts, we enlisted the talented local artist, Emily Balsley, to create a whimsical mural inside the Gardens’ new Comfort Station.

This colorful addition welcomes visitors as they enter the Comfort Station and covers a good portion of the hallway leading to the restrooms. The design features larger-than-life flowers that can be found in the Gardens, such as alliums, bee balm, coneflowers, and salvia.

It also showcases some of our local wildlife including monarch and swallowtail butterflies, rusty patch bees, a hummingbird, and an oriole. Check out the photos below for a preview of this beautiful mural!

About the artist

Emily Balsley is an illustrator & muralist based out of Madison, WI. She is an active member of the creative community and has completed various creative projects throughout Wisconsin, including murals located at Unity Point Meriter, Stoughton Public Library, Milton Public Library, and outside St. Mary’s School in Janesville.

A special thank you to Emily for sharing her artistic talents with us, and for all of the hard work she put into this piece. We would also like to thank Marsha Mood for documenting the progress of this mural over the last few weeks.

We can’t wait for you to visit us and see for yourself!