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 10 - Fall in The Garden Door


2015 Annual Report 
Wisconsin Master Gardeners

The annual report which includes summaries of MG activities throughout the state, is available at the link above.

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.


          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




Have a gardening question?

Door County Master Gardeners' Plant Health Advisors, are now providing assistance to help you solve those perplexing garden problems. To get help you can,


Call: 920-746-5984

Or bring samples of the problem/insect to UW-Extension Office, 421 Nebraska St, Sturgeon Bay


Master Gardeners will research your problem, attempt to diagnosis it and provide possible solutions



Our Continuing Education Programs for 2016 have ended.  
Thank you for attending!  Please watch for our announcements for the 2017 series of free public programs.


A list of Deer Resistant Plants has been added to the links page.



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

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"!



Send questions or  comments to committee members at