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Entrance to the West of the Lake Gardens
West of the Lake Gardens is located along the shores of Lake Michigan in Manitowoc, Wisconsin. We are open from Mother's Day until mid-October. There is no charge to view the gardens.
Former residence of John and Ruth West
Now the offices of the West Foundation, Inc.
Plantings of annuals frame a sunken pool accented with water plants and an inviting sitting area.
Hybrid Tea, Floribunda and Granidflora roses generate the fragrance of this garden.
An intricate knot of crushed stone and flowering annuals surround pots of succulents and Italian sculpture.
Mae West Garden
Named for its curvaceous form and bold colors.
Mrs. West's first attempt at gardening. This originated as a wheelbarrow path to the lake.
Red & White Garden
This garden is filled with a mix of annuals and perennials in a color scheme true to its word.
The Pond Garden
A new addition to the West of the Lake Gardens. This 20,000 gallon reflecting pond was built in 2008.
Spring plantings of daffodils, hyacinths and tulips in Spring. Hosta, daylilies and a formal border is planted for the summer season.
Four varieties of Lamium maculatum complement groupings of Hosta, Japanese Painted Fern and Astilbe.
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