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Address: Peninsular Agricultural Research Station, 4312 Hwy. 42, Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235
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The Garden Door was designed and is maintained by the Door County Master...

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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A fascinating feature

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 January 2017
Ann S
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33 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 contribution to keep this wonderousness going!

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Thank Ann S
Kalamazoo, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 things they have put into this location. I'd love to have one of these gardens... More 

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Thank MandyD_1
Manitowoc, Wisconsin
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45 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 the scenery.

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Thank Tourist54220
Mount Horeb, Wisconsin
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50 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Thank JAK5878
Plymouth, Minnesota
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181 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles 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 down as my wife took so long to see everything.

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Thank Scotty M
Waterloo, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Thank squidbunny
Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles 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!

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Thank Jennifer B
st paul MN
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2016 via mobile

Visited with 16 year old granddaughter, we both enjoyed the experience. I would stop again, in our next Door visit.

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Appleton, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2016

I have been visiting Door County more years than I care to divulge, but my recent visit to the Garden Door was a first. The care and design of the garden is wonderful. Signage explains various plantings. Visitors are welcome to free, self-guided tours daily from dawn to dusk. My favorite area was the stained glass archway with mosaic covered... More 

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Thank Bonnie Bett B
Indiana
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11 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2016

Gave me lots of ideas for my garden.... beautiful, peaceful, all you have to do is walk slowly through and enjoy. Leave a donation, its worth it.

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