It’s an incurable passion. The award-winning gardens at The Manor, now almost 25 years in the making, are the perfect partner to the Lake Michigan beach for the rest and rejuvenation of mind, body and spirit. The gardens have evolved from a bit of early formality, with over 200 rose bushes way back when, to a more cottage-type English garden.
Beginning in Spring, 2012, and continuing for 3-5 years, we will be transitioning The Manor gardens to honor the new realities that Mother Nature has revealed to us. We are, of course, dedicated to the garden’s beauty and its mission to inspire, then, now and always. But we will be evolving to include more indigenous beach perennial grasses and midwestern wildflowers, all in the spirit of mindful conservation.
We will be composting much more, enriching the soil naturally with all the eggshells, banana peels and coffee grounds any house could ever dream to produce. We hope to conserve water too.
We will be enhancing our edible herb, flower and vegetable gardens while we downsize and naturalize our “fashion” gardens. We trust you will enjoy and appreciate our commitment to sustainability and functionality. Life changes, it’s good that gardens do too. We appreciate your comments and suggestions in this ongoing effort.