You can still participate in the nation’s longest-running garden party on Tuesday in Door County. The Door County Medical Center Auxiliary will hold its 60th annual House and Garden Walk to raise money to support the hospital’s skilled nursing center and hospice care. This year’s tour highlights five different homes and gardens including the Dome Home, Binkhaven, and Windridge. Co-chairperson Wendy Walker credits the owners of the homes and gardens for allowing the community to visit even with the pandemic still lingering.
If you buy on Monday you can still get tickets for $35 at Bliss, Destination Door County, Nicolet National Bank Sturgeon Bay, Door County Coffee and Tea Company, Main Street Market, and Jerry's Flowers. Otherwise, it will be $45 to reserve your spot when you buy tickets at the individual sites. You can click this link to learn more about this year’s Door County Medical Center Auxiliary Home and Garden Show.
Door County House & Garden Walk –– Tuesday, July 27, 2021
Presented by Door County Medical Center Auxiliary (Photos submitted)
Binkhaven—A Nordic-revival cottage with all the accouterments of a modern home, it features spectacular rosemaling by Norwegian and North American artists on the interior walls and ceilings. The home is accented by traditional folk crafts. Top Photo
Windridge Farm—A beautifully restored historic farm garden includes raised vegetable beds, perennial gardens, fruit trees and wildflower meadows along with a renovated migrant workers dormitory used in the 1940s. Middle Photo
The Dome Home—Known locally as Door County’s Hobbit house or mushroom house, the home is built into the side of a sand dune and is constructed of reinforced ferro cement. The home recently has become a residence for artists. Bottom Photo
Windridge—Built on a bluff overlooking Green Bay and using Door County stone and 100-year-old reclaimed logs, the meticulously restored home features a landscaped stone terrace and circular drive garden. No photo available.
Champfleur—Translated as “flower field,” the home is a contemporary Scandinavian cottage surrounded by gardens, while the home’s interior features an eclectic art collection from around the world. No photo available.