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West of the Lake Gardens

915 Memorial Dr, Manitowoc, WI 54220-2240
+1 920-684-6110
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Casual garden enjoyment

We loved the fact that this garden jad the backdrop of Lake Michigan and had lots of acreage to... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
San Antonio TX
via mobile
Beautiful Spot for a Break

My husband and I love to stop here as we are biking on the Maritime Trail. The gardens are... read more

Reviewed 29 March 2017
Erica S
Manitowoc, Wisconsin
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915 Memorial Dr, Manitowoc, WI 54220-2240
+1 920-684-6110
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We loved the fact that this garden jad the backdrop of Lake Michigan and had lots of acreage to walk and beauty of design. A very pleasant place to visit and my kids enjoyed it. Not much variety, but beaitiful nonetheless.

Thank djcast
Reviewed 29 March 2017

My husband and I love to stop here as we are biking on the Maritime Trail. The gardens are beautifully arranged, with Lake Michigan as a stunning backdrop, and there are lots of places to sit and contemplate. I especially like the collection of roses...More

Thank Erica S
Reviewed 21 March 2017

Want to spend a quiet afternoon on a hot summer day, this is the place to go and cool off, as it's right on Lake Michigan, and it's one of the most beautiful places along Lake Michigan. My sister and I use to bring our...More

Thank rogerv804
Reviewed 16 October 2016

We did not know about this garden in advance, we stumbled upon it on our way out of town after a visit to the Maritime Museum. It was in its glorious late summer best, it could not have been more delightful to see the beautiful...More

Thank Pam B
Reviewed 13 October 2016

This place is amazing. My honey and I visited the FREE admission gardens in August. Everywhere you look we saw beautiful flowers. Some annuals and a lot of perennials. Their roses are to die for. They must have over 14 different varieties and the colors...More

Thank Patricia M
Reviewed 10 October 2016

We rushed through the gardens because we got here 15 mins before they closed so we looked around real quick. Allow at least 30 min to an hour to enjoy the scenery and the flowers. Well worth it if you are near Manitowoc

Thank chuckie_css
Reviewed 25 September 2016

Great gardens and lot of work place into them. If you want to relax and enjoy a calm afternoon vist the gardens. You will enjoy the roses, the combination of all the other plants and forget about the outside world

Thank Lucian B
Reviewed 8 September 2016

The gardens are located on the main road in Manitowoc, and it is free. The location is beautiful, being on the shores of Lake Michigan. The gardens are impeccably maintained and very enjoyable.

Thank dianepdk
Reviewed 7 September 2016

This was a wonderful surprise located just next to Lake Michigan. The flowers were all in bloom and had a wide variety of well maintained and designed gardens. We had a nice walk around the grounds. There are some paved walks but most are through...More

Thank Cathy L
Reviewed 6 September 2016

We were in Manitowoc on our way to Green Bay looking for an activity to do. We heard about the gardens and went to check it out. What a wonderful garden, so beautiful and well manicured. The best garden I have ever seen. And best...More

Thank Robert H
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Are people allowed eat while they enjoy the gardens?
6 June 2017|
Response from rogerv804 | Reviewed this property |
I have walked around the whole yard at times carrying a soda with me, and my mother was drinking a coffee as we walked around. I did not see any garbage containers around the yard to put an empty container into. Last year... More
Mary Ann D
Yes, I would like to know the hours and days that the Garden is open. Thank You! Dietz New Holstein
1 August 2016|
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Response from dbutler385 | Reviewed this property |
Memorial Day to mid-October 10 am to 5 pm. Sunday through Saturday. Definitely pick a sunny day to go.
Verla K
What is the cost???
5 August 2015|
Response from Julie C |
Admission and parking are free.