Polk County Master Gardeners

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach in Polk County

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The Polk County Master Gardeners host events throughout the growing season to provide educational opportunities to the community. Each year we host a few signature events, as well as other pop-up events throughout the spring/summer. 

Garden Tour

Our Garden Tour will be July 9th, 2022! Check out extraordinary gardens created by ordinary people across the county in this educational event! Check out more information on our Garden Tour page. 

Bus Trips

Take a charter bus to explore nearby gardens and sites in Central Iowa and beyond! Read more and register on this page. 

Ask a Master Gardener

Visit us at the Downtown Des Moines and Beaverdale Farmers' Markets during the growing season! Come with your burning questions, or check out timely gardening information you can use at home. 

Don't Miss out!

Check our page often for pop-up events, summer lecture programs, and more!

Upcoming events

    • 9 May 2022
    • 17 Oct 2022
    • 24 sessions
    • Demonstration Garden 3305 92nd Street Urbandale IA

    Come hangout at the garden and help maintain it! Early in the season planting and then general weeding, watering, and later in the season picking vegetables to donate to the food pantry. Don't have to be a Master Gardener to come help.

    • 15 Oct 2022
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • 1050 1st Ave. S. Altoona, IA 50009

    Enabling Garden will have their fall clean up on Saturday morning the 15th of October! 

Contact Us
Office: 515-957-5768

ISU Extension and Outreach, Polk County:
1625 Adventureland Dr.
Suite A | Altoona, IA 50009


This institution is an equal opportunity provider. For the full non-discrimination statement or accommodation inquiries, go to www.extension.iastate.edu/diversity/ext.  

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