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Polk County Master Gardeners

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach in Polk County

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During this one-day annual event, Master Gardeners and other gardening enthusiasts show off their extraordinary gardens. This is a family friendly event with hands on activities and demonstration booths for children and adults.  The tour will delight your senses, stimulate your curiosity, and inspire new ideas as you venture through seven gardens in the Metro Area.

These home gardens reveal a variety of backyard spaces with patios, garden paths, garden features, perennial beds, water gardens and pollinator gardens and bountiful vegetable spaces. Shade or sun - inspiration abounds, all with the addition of a few native plantings and other alternative spaces.

Enjoy a breathtaking display of color and fragrance as you experience the activities and wander through the vegetable and flower gardens of Polk County Master Gardeners!

 Visit this page again soon and stay tuned for dates and information on the 2024 PCMG Garden Tour. 

Would you like to have your garden featured in the 2024 PCMG Garden Tour? 

This year we are looking to feature gardens that employ examles of gardens in progress, native plantings that support wildlife, lawn alternatives, sustainable practices, green infrastructures for stormwater management (raingardens), gardening techniques that home gardeners can aplly to their own gardens with ease, inspiring theme gardens, shade gardens that include Iowa natives for shade and more! 

There is no limit to the possibilities of unique features to share. Submit your garden by August 25th for consideration!

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Office: 515-957-5768

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

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