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Polk County Master Gardeners

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach in Polk County

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Visit our Gardens

Demonstration Garden

Located in Urbandale, this hidden gem features annuals, perennials, an extensive pantry garden of many vegetable varieties and perennial fruits and more.

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Located at: 92nd St. and Dewey Gibbs Road. Urbandale, IA 50322

Discovery Garden

Visit the Discovery Garden on the Iowa State Fairgrounds. Re-designed each year, this garden features an array of interesting annual and perennial plants, a pond, and our iconic tunnel for the kids to explore. 

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Located at: 1207 E Iowa St., Des Moines, IA 50317

Enabling Garden

"Where Disabilities Become Abilities" - Visit the Enabling Garden in Altoona, featuring methods for making gardening accessible to those of all ages and abilities. View raised beds, vertical gardening methods and accessible pathways. Bring the kids along and check out our extensive Childrens' Garden featuring hands-on nature play. 

Read more about the Enabling Garden here.

Visit: 1050 1st Ave. S., Altoona, IA 50009

Contact Us
Office: 515-957-5768

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

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