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Wednesday, March 14, 2012

ABC Wednesday - I

A chance to learn about two more Iowa Public Gardens,
beginning with the Letter ...


(click title for link to website)
"A Library of Living Plants"
(photo from website)

This arboretum holds 26 "collections," including:
Alpine garden, Grasses, herbs, hostas, irises, daylilies, conifers, nut trees, and wetland trees
in over 300 ares of forest, prairie, and meadow.

Located in Central Iowa at 1875 Peach Avenue, Madrid, Iowa 50156,
the Iowa Arboretum is open daily, dawn to dusk - free admission.
The office is open Monday through Friday, 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM, closed holidays.

The arboretum is a busy place with many scheduled activities.
This is Definitely on my "to visit" list!

and also, another



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Iowa State Fair Discovery Garden
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The Discovery Garden at the Iowa State Fairgrounds is a cooperative effort between the Polk County Extension District Master Gardeners and the Iowa State Fair.

(photo from website)

You can tour the gardens anytime during the growing season, however the gardens are planned
to "peak" during the Iowa State Fair.


And I'm not sure I realized this was AT the fair!  Next time!


Another couple of reasons to visit Iowa! ;-)
SG

2 comments:

Diana said...

Shady, you have an Anonymous spammer posting on some old posts, i.e. "Have You Tried Growing African Violets?"

Clint Baker said...

I always love to hear of this!