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The Garden Door

Peninsular Agricultural Research Station, 4312 WI-42, Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235
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Small but lots to see!

One of our favorite stops in Door County! Small area with lots packed in to see and plenty of photo... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Norma W
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Hoschton, Georgia
Beautiful gardens stopping is a must

Gorgeous gardens. A must stop on your way up the peninsula. Beautiful paths all through these... read more

Reviewed 17 August 2017
Candice L
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Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin
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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 WI-42, Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

One of our favorite stops in Door County! Small area with lots packed in to see and plenty of photo ops. Must see!!

Thank Norma W
Reviewed 17 August 2017

Gorgeous gardens. A must stop on your way up the peninsula. Beautiful paths all through these gardens. Well worth a stop on every trip up the peninsula.

Thank Candice L
Reviewed 11 August 2017 via mobile

We certainly didn't expect to see such a amazingly beautiful place. There were many different types of gardens, many different types of plants, and many unique ideas. This should be a must stop for anyone in the Door County area, and we will be sure...More

Thank Jackd2009
Reviewed 8 August 2017

This is a beautiful garden with flower beds, a Koi pond, water feature, covered gazebo and mozaic sitting benches. To judge this place by the entrance is not wise, since it is located at the University of WI Peninsular Agricultural Research Station. The garden is...More

Thank pjb1991
Reviewed 3 August 2017

Beautiful stop, such creativity. Went through some areas multiple times as we all enjoyed it so much. Thank you master gardeners!

Thank Terry N
Reviewed 15 July 2017

We took my mom, who loves gardening, to the Garden Door. We pulled into the parking lot and she responded, we don't need to stop... I highly recommend the West of the Lake Gardens in Manitowoc. A small colorful garden with a beautiful lake view....More

Thank mantheyt
Reviewed 30 June 2017

This is absolutely breathtaking and a must see in Door County. This was the best part of our trip!! I enjoyed this very much and would travel back to the area just to see this again. Better yet it was at no cost and donation...More

Thank Marie C
Reviewed 4 June 2017 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 23 May 2017 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

12  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
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Liz M
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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