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Master Gardener Display Garden Photo #1Administrative Building
Display Garden
Plant Descriptions Available

In Spring 2013, the Dodge County Master Gardener Association  designed and planted an educational display garden at the Dodge County Administration Building in Juneau. 

Gnerous support came from Dodge County Administration, Dodge County Highway Department, Dodge County Maintenance Department, Dodge County UW-Extension, Bennett’s Nursery, Borden’s Green Acres, Village Flower Shoppe, and many Master Gardeners’ home gardens.

Certified Master Gardeners will be maintaining this new garden, and have identified each plant with a plant marker to help viewers learn what the plants are. To learn more about a plant you’ve viewed in the garden, we now have photos, descriptions, growing conditions and care of the display garden plants available: Display Garden Plant Descriptions(updated 10/30/13) (PDF, 7 pages, 352 KB) 

Read More about the Administration Building Display Garden Started in 2013


Dodge Co. Master Gardener logoAbout the Master Gardener (MG) Program

  • All-volunteer organization.
  • An outreach arm of Dodge County UW-Extension (UWEX).
  • MG’s are trained volunteers who aid UWEX by helping people in the community better understand horticulture and their environment.    
  • Membership is open to the public.   
  • The program focuses on individual Master Gardener Volunteers.       

Goal of the MG Program

  • To train enthusiastic volunteers so they can, in turn, provide research-based information on a wide variety of horticultural topics to the general public in their communities.    

Training Requirements for Certified Master Gardener Volunteers (MGV)

  • Complete a 36-hour horticultural educational training offered by UW-Extension.
  •  Fulfill volunteer hour commitment.

Get Involved

  • As a Certified Master Gardener Volunteer.
  • Become a “Friend of the Master Gardeners” for only $7/year. “Friends” can work alongside a Master Gardener, volunteer on projects and determine if they want to take MGVtraining.
  • Attend Monthly Educational Meetings.
    • Fourth Thursday of the month from January through October. 
    • Meetings begin at 6:30 pm and are typically held in the Auditorium Room of the Administration Building located at 127 E. Oak Street in Juneau.  We do, on occasion, have a change of night or venue.
    • The meetings are open to the public and free of charge.  

Community Service and Outreach

  • The Dodge County Master Gardeners provide approximately 1500 hours of education, community service and outreach annually.  
  • Their volunteer efforts directly and indirectly touch the lives of all Dodge County citizens as they work at nursing homes, historical societies, schools, parks, and youth programs.     


  • Late 1970′s – The MG program began in Wisconsin through UW-Extension.
  • 1992 – Local MG groups formed the Wisconsin Master Gardener Association (WIMGA).    
  • 2004 – Local MGV’s organized the Dodge County Master Gardeners Association.

Learn More

2013 Master Gardener Officers

2013 elected officers are: (from left) Al Krause – WIMGA representative, Berwyn Westra – local record keeper, Carol Shirk – President, Helen Weisensel – Secretary, Chuck Meyer – Vice-President. Missing: Mike Stanek , Dodge County UWEX Agriculture Agent and Terry Zimmerlee – Treasurer.

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