The Master Gardener Discovery Garden is free and open daily to the public.
Help the Discovery Garden Grow!!
The Discovery Garden at the Iowa State Fairgrounds is entering an exciting time of revitalizing renovations. The Discovery Garden is an approved project garden of the Polk County Master Gardeners, fiscally managed by the Iowa State University Extension and Outreach-Polk County Office, in cooperation with and located at the Iowa State Fair. Polk County Master Gardeners have managed, promoted and created the Discovery Garden for nearly thirty years. The Garden is entirely maintained by 85 Certified Master Gardener volunteers who annually replant 5,000 square feet in an effort to reinvent this beautiful oasis visited by tens of thousands each year. The Discovery Garden will be embarking on a major renovation project to update our Garden. CLICK HERE to find out more information about the proposed renovations and how you can help make the garden's dreams come true!
Iowa Public Television's Outdoor Living created a fantastic segment about the Discovery Garden, the Enabling Garden, and the Demonstration Garden. What a great feature about why Polk County Master Gardeners do what they do!
As featured in the August 2013 issue of Midwest Living Magazine as Blue Ribbon Garden!!
Please plan on visiting the Garden anytime during the growing season to view the inspiring Garden designs and exciting new annuals, perennials, grasses, native plants, hardy roses, dwarf conifers and bushes. Remember, gardens are planted to “peak” during the Iowa State Fair, at which time all garden art and plant labels will be in place and Master Gardeners will be available from 8:00 am - 8:00 pm to answer your gardening questions.
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