Learn How to Create Cottage Garden at Next Master Gardener Program

The April 19 Door County Master Gardeners Continuing Education Program is “Cottage Gardens” with guest speaker Mark Konlock, Director of Horticulture, Green Bay Botanical Garden. The program begins at 7 pm at Crossroads at Big Creek in Sturgeon Bay.

Cottage gardens combine a little bit of everything – vegetables, fruits, annuals, perennials, trees, shrubs – usually in an informal setting. They are bountiful wonderlands of flowers, pollinator paradises and idyllic retreats from the busyness of our lives.

Come and learn how to design your own cottage garden, what plants to include in your garden and how to take care of your newly created masterpiece.

Konlock will use Green Bay Botanical Garden’s Vanderperren English Cottage Garden as an example of how to bring this garden style into your own yard. He has worked at Green Bay Botanical Garden for 11 years. During his tenure, the Garden has created nine acres into gardens and facilities including the King Shade Garden and the Jenquine Pavilion, Overlook, and Garden which won the Wisconsin Landscape Contractors Association gold award for commercial construction. Konlock and his staff have increased the plant collection to more than 3,500 taxa and almost 48,000 plants. In recent years, the Garden has expanded into horticultural science by evaluating annual seeds and vegetable crops for Ball Horticultural Company and evaluating roses for the American Rose Trial for Sustainability.

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


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