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Cultivating Beauty: Growing Annuals at the Discovery Garden

  • 22 Feb 2024
  • 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
  • Home and Garden Show - Hy Vee Hall, Iowa Events Center Address: 730 4th St, Des Moines, IA 50309
Join the Polk County Master Gardeners for an enlightening presentation on "Growing Annuals at the Discovery Garden" at Rose Farm Stage. This engaging session promises to be a treasure trove of information for gardening enthusiasts of all skill levels, showcasing the vibrant world of annual plants that adorn the Discovery Garden at the Iowa State Fair.


The Discovery Garden, a gem within the Iowa State Fairgrounds, is renowned for its extensive collection of annual flowers, showcasing beauty, variety, and the rich tapestry of gardening innovation. Managed by the dedicated Polk County Master Gardeners, this garden is not just a visual feast but a testament to the meticulous care, planning, and love poured into its soil.

During this presentation, attendees will embark on a virtual tour through the flourishing beds of annuals that brighten the Discovery Garden. Our Master Gardeners will share invaluable insights into the selection, planting, and maintenance of annual plants, revealing how these vibrant blooms contribute to the garden's allure and biodiversity.

What to Expect:

  • Gardening Tips and Tricks: Learn the secrets behind successful annual gardening, from soil preparation and planting to ongoing care and pest management.
    Behind-the-Scenes Look: Discover what it takes to maintain a large, well-developed garden. Our Master Gardeners will share their experiences, challenges, and rewards in nurturing the Discovery Garden.
    Master Gardener Program: Gain an overview of the Master Gardener Program, including how it empowers individuals with horticultural knowledge and community service opportunities.
    Interactive Q&A Session: Engage directly with the Master Gardeners, asking questions and seeking advice on your gardening projects.
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