Door County Master Gardeners Association, Inc.
The Garden Door

Open Daily Sunrise to Sunset
Free to the Public

The Garden Door was created in 2004 at the UW Peninsular Research Station which is a few miles north of Sturgeon Bay on Highway 42.  The garden is designed and maintained by members of the Door County Master Gardeners Volunteers.


          The garden is free and open to the public
daily from dawn til dusk!

 It has a fairie garden, double kaleidoscope, pond with koi, a children's play area, butterfly garden, wind and sound tunnel, grasses area with bottle trees, wences, annual and perennial beds. To the north you will find a community garden where the DCMGV and research/extension office personnel can plant and harvest crops each summer.
Each spring six plots are used by the third graders in Sturgeon Bay to plant pioneer and Native American crops. In fall, as fourth graders they harvest the crops and learn about grinding corn, pressing apples, herbs, etc.

The Garden Door is located at
the Peninsular Agricultural Research Station.
4312 N. Hwy 42

PARS is on Highway 42 a quarter mile north of the 42/57 split.
If you are headng north and see the brown historical marker signs, you've gone too far!
There are two driveways at PARS. Enter the south driveway, by the house, and head straight back past the garages. Park on the left and enter through the gates. Enjoy!
  


 


2016 Dates to Remember:

Saturday, May 28 - Annual Plant Sale

Saturday, July 9 - The Garden Door Open House

Saturday, Sept 12 - Taste of the Garden Door/Pesto Festo

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2015 Annual Report 
Wisconsin Master Gardeners

The annual report which includes summaries of MG activities throughout the state, is available at the link above.
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MISSION STATEMENT: The Door County Master Gardeners Association, Inc., in partnership with UW-Extension, shall strive to make a positive impact on horticulture in our community through education, community outreach and stewardship of our environment.

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          WELCOME TO THE CLASS OF 2015!Before (January)
Back Row: Karen, Penny, LuAnne, Carrie, Ginny
Front Row; Chris, Jennifer, Shaun 

  AFTER (August)
    Karen, Penny, Carrie, Chris, Shaun, Jennifer and Ginny

 

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2016 Public Continuing Education Program Information
 

Highway 42/57 is under construction.

When roads are closed and you want to access our programs at the Crossroads use this detour.  It takes you from the Nightingale Supper Club on Egg Harbor Road to the Crossroads.

Click on this link:  

Detour Map

 
 
Our Continuing Education Program for 2016 is ready to go and nine terrific presentations are on the calendar.  To see what's in store for Door County gardeners, click on the Education Programs tab to the left.
 
Our Programs are on Tuesday evenings at 7PM at the Crossroads at Big Creek
These are free and open to the public.
Please join us!
 
Kathy Blankenburg's resources for accessible gardens are now available for you to use.  
Simply click on this link: 
Program Materials
 
 
You can also discover the gardens our members enjoy visiting on
the Gardens To Visit page
Check back often to see what new gardens we've listed.
 
 
 

 

 

 

ANNUAL PLANT SALE
Saturday,  May 28, 2016

 

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A list of Deer Resistant Plants has been added to the links page.
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DCMGA URL LIST    Gary Kemp created a URL reference list of gardening sites.

Updated 1/2015  Click and enjoy your research!!
 

Winter Sowing and Jug Prep articles available on the prime Links and Articles Page
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Pavers have been installed.
The Garden Door is now
handicap accessable!

Parking Control > Parking Handicapped > Sign

New chimes in the tunnel
are tuned to "Amazing Grace"!

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Send questions or  comments to committee members at  info@dcmga.com

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