For six generations, the Yerke family has been
growing in Wisconsin. The family agribusiness began in the
mid-1800's with Great-Great Grandpa Albert's dairy farm
and field crops. His son Henry later raised vegetables,
herbs and flowers for Wisconsin farm markets.
When Grandpa Harold built the first
greenhouse in 1954 people from all over Southeastern
Wisconsin discovered Yerke Greenhouses and traveled
to the Mukwonago Frog Alley Farm for flowers each Spring.
The Greenhouse business celebrates its 64th Anniversary this Spring.
Fifth generation Gilbert and wife Gail and family expanded
the greenhouse operation in 1987, opening a new Garden
Center near the village of Mukwonago.
Almost 20 years later they then focused on relocating back to where it all began at the family's historic
Centennial Farm on Frog Alley Road.
Yerke Frog Alley Greenhouses "The Flower Farm"
reopened in Spring 2006, continuing to offer the best
regional selection of bedding plants, perennial flowers
and floral hanging gardens. The youngest of four
children, son Christopher joined the family business from 2004 thru early 2011, operating the Wales Hwy 18 Spring Greenhouse and
Frog Alley location along with Gilbert. Daughter Nateal helped manage the farm greenhouses recently, as well.
Growing over 1000 varieties of Annual Flowers and traditional Spring Bedding Plants, the family farm offers unique Artisan Floral Hanging Garden Designs and patio planters. You won't find a better selection of vegetable and herb plants anywhere else with over 100 varieties of vegetable plants alone. The Yerke family also
offers USDA CERTIFIED ORGANIC vegetable plants and herbs.
You will discover
unique new floral varieties as well as heirloom plants at Yerke's Frog Alley Flower Farm. The Frog Alley centennial farm is open to the public from
late April to early July.
Pictured above , left, are Gilbert's grandparents Minnie and Henry Yerke. Above right are his granddaughters Sky and Aurora. The Yerke family was later blessed with two grandsons, Leo & Spencer, and granddaughter Magnolia Rae. (yup, guess they're bragging a bit here)
"From generation to generation,
Wisconsin families have come
to expect quality, unique plant
varieties and old-fashioned
friendly service here at
We truly do appreciate your
business and friendship and
welcome you to stop out at our
family farm this spring!"
The Yerke Family
p.s. You're invited to register as a Preferred Customer to receive spring opening and special event news!