Wednesday, February 29, 2012


For an enjoyable tour, visit the Better Homes and Gardens Test Garden, billed as an Urban Oasis!
This less-than-an-acre at 1716 Locust Street, Des Moines, IA is packed with plants and ideas for gardens of any size.  (Click the garden title above for a link to their website.)

Finally, you can enjoy the "one-stop" retreat; visiting several gardens in one stop:  A testing ground for plants,  A display garden, and A photography studio!

Open to the public from 12 noon to 2:00 p.m., May 4 to October 5, 2012.
Group tours by appointment.

FREE admission.


"Green  Space - Your Place!" 
You might like to visit Cedar Valley Arboretum and Botanic Gardens,
a beautiful public green space.  (Click the garden title above for a link to their website.)

This 72-acre arboretum is open daily from April 1 to October 31.

Guided tours are available and depend upon availability. Please call the office at (319)226-4966 two weeks in advance to make a reservation.

FREE admission.

Looks like a great opportunity to tour some gardens this Spring, Summer and/or Fall!


Corner Gardener Sue said...

What a fun, creative way to display "f" and "g"!

We have places around here that I have not been to. I am always so busy with gardening and other things, that I don't take the time to take advantage of these spaces/places. One of these days, I will. Maybe, I'll even make it to those gardens in Iowa!

Shady Gardener said...

Hi Sue, I know what you mean about not taking "field trips." However, if you decide to take a trip to Iowa, let me know!!! :-) I'd love to meet you!