“Garden Rooms & Structures” Discussed at April 12 Master Gardeners Meeting

The April 12 Door County Master Gardeners Continuing Education Program is “Garden Rooms & Structures” with guest speaker Tom Luebker. The program begins at 7 pm at Crossroads at Big Creek in Sturgeon Bay.

Garden design and practices throughout the United States are steeped in European origins. In 1900, during the arts and craft movement, British horticulturists developed the idea of “garden rooms.” From that idea, iconic gardens were created at Hidcote Manor and Sissinghurst Castle in England. Though established in the early 1900s, these two gardens remain inspirational for gardeners today.

This program will briefly discuss the history of garden rooms and then transition quickly into why people should create them, along with discussion of styles, walls and floors that are used in these rooms today. Luebker will show rooms that he and his wife, Jane, have created on their property over the past 10 years and identify several plants that do well in Door County.

Following a short break the program will continue with an overview of garden structures. Luebker will also highlight the importance of foundations under patios and provide a short list of lessons learned from constructing their water feature.

Luebker holds a M.S. in Construction Management, B.A. in Economics and an Applied Science Degree in Landscape Horticulture. He is a certified landscape designer, greenhouse operator and a member of the Door County Master Gardeners.

This program is free and open to the public. For more information visit


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