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The Garden Door

Peninsular Agricultural Research Station, 4312 Highway 42, Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235
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Beautiful, quiet, & close to Sturgeon Bay

Beautiful gardens that is well maintained, but hidden. About 1 mile north on Hwy 42 after the 57... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
wickedgerbil
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Merrill, Wisconsin
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DEFINITE DIAMOND DOOR!!!!!

First of all, I had to laugh when a woman on TA said the Garden Door is easy to find😀. When using... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Tigerman777
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The Garden Door was designed and is maintained by the Door County Master Gardeners. TGD is nestled behind barns at the UW Peninsular Ag Research Station, which is located a few miles north of Sturgeon Bay on Highway 42. Enter at the south driveway and go straight back past the barns. The entry gate is on your left. TGD is the only free public garden in Door County. It is open from dawn until dusk every day. A donation box is located on the right as you exit through the gate. Enjoy the double kaliedascope, fairy garden. Meditation tunnel. Wander and enjoy the tranquility.
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Peninsular Agricultural Research Station, 4312 Highway 42, Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful gardens that is well maintained, but hidden. About 1 mile north on Hwy 42 after the 57 split. On the right when travelling north. Part of the agricultural station. FREE!

Thank wickedgerbil
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

First of all, I had to laugh when a woman on TA said the Garden Door is easy to find😀. When using my google map app, the final supposed road was nothing more than a long driveway, which caused me to pass it, making it...More

5  Thank Tigerman777
Reviewed 30 March 2017

Flower gardens planted and tended by the Master Gardener organization are one of Door counties hidden treasures. A very worthy stop.

Thank thestonecutter
Reviewed 5 January 2017

I couldn't stop taking pictures! This place was welcoming and well designed. There were uniquely-designed gardens and interesting sculptures and fences to go with them. One of the truly whimsical parts were the fairy gardens. Beautiful and free though you will want to leave a...More

Thank Ann S
Reviewed 9 November 2016

This garden was a mix of several different types of garden styles - lots of native plants mixed in with everything. It was a fun way to spend an hour, just touring the different sections (including a fairy garden) and seeing all of the neat...More

Thank MandyD_1
Reviewed 2 November 2016

This is a little gem in Door County. The gardens are kind of hidden behind some buildings, but they are beautifully cared for and cultivated by several local master gardeners. The fairy garden is an especially unique treasure. Great place to just sit and enjoy...More

Thank Tourist54220
Reviewed 29 September 2016

It's a small botanical garden, but still had many beautiful areas in it. We went when the spring bulbs were blooming, so that was a nice treat.

Thank JAK5878
Reviewed 16 September 2016

I wasn't that impressed with the place as the flowers had faded away like the fall had set in. Granted it might have been a lot different if we were there in June and not in September. Wished there was more park benches to sit...More

Thank Scotty M
Reviewed 3 September 2016

Beautiful little garden with lots of great ideas for home gardening enthusiasts. Tranquil and contemplative. Even has a little fairy/toad hollow garden area for kids. Free, but you'll want to leave a donation.

1  Thank squidbunny
Reviewed 3 September 2016

This is a gem that we discovered and returned to in Door County. It is peaceful and artful, showing off the talent of master gardeners. Seeing The Garden Door in different seasons would be a treat!

Thank Jennifer B
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Liz M
What are the hours of operation?
28 May 2017|
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Response from Michael V |
Hi Liz: Thanks for your inquiry. The Garden Door is open from dawn to dusk throughout the garden season.
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