Afterglow Farm

Afterglow Farm

Christine Sobocinski/Afterglow Farm.

Port Washington, WI
Open Days Special Program, Experts in the Garden, Open Days

THIS EVENT IS NOW SOLD OUT, THERE WILL BE NO WAITING LIST. IF YOU ARE NOT PRE-REGISTERED FOR THIS EVENT YOU WILL NOT BE ALLOWED ENTRANCE TO THE GARDEN. 

Joseph and Ilma Uihlein established Afterglow Farm in 1929 as a country residence. A Germanic-style timber and fieldstone cottage is set amid large informal country gardens. These gardens feature long-blooming, deer-resistant perennials anchored with specimen trees. Afterglow also features a Circle Garden with informal, exuberant plantings restrained within a formal structure of gravel paths around a central fish pool and fountain. A vine-covered fence, ornamental grasses and a decorative iron gate enclose this special garden. A Terrace Garden features a stonework floor inspired by the Thyme Walk at Highgrove House in England. Afterglow includes maple/beech/ash woodland, wooded ravines and paths, two ponds, native prairie gardens, two small orchards, and ornamental stone and ironwork on approximately 120 acres along the spectacular Lake Michigan shoreline.

Experts in the Garden Experts in the Garden! Horticulturists Dean Wiegert and Christine Sobocinski, and Caretaker Steve Sandlin will be on hand all day to answer questions about the garden and larger property.

At 11 a.m. and 2 p.m., historians John Eastberg, Director of the Captain Frederick Pabst Mansion, Inc. and Dr. Jodi Eastberg, Professor of History at Alverno College, will present a brief history of the site which they have researched extensively.

Entrance to Afterglow Farm will be allowed by pre-registration for a specified session only.

Registration:

Morning session 10 a.m. to 1. pm. - SOLD OUT

Afternoon session 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.- SOLD OUT

Please call the Open Days Program with any questions, toll-free weekdays, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. EST, 1-888-842-2442, or via email at opendays@gardenconservancy.org.

Open Days 2017: July 16.
Hours: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Admission to this garden is $10.

 

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