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Discover what makes each of our more than 20 themed gardens unique, view an interactive map of the grounds, and learn more about our upcoming events as you plan your next visit to the Central Gardens of North Iowa!
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Learn more about what our more than 20 themed gardens have to offer and discover what makes each of them unique.
Awarded annuals and perennials are on display in this garden to show superior plants for our climate.
Plant of the
Each year the design and color schemes of these two large annual flower beds change to provide visitors with a beautiful, evolving display as the season progresses.
Annual Flower Display Garden
The Council Ring, honoring our Native American heritage, hosts people in its continuous circle for informal gatherings, story-telling and other performances.
Kids will love this lively garden space filled with a diverse selection of vegetables, herbs, and flowers, all grown organically and in partnership with mother nature.
Bee Happy Discovery Garden
JOIN US AT THE GARDENS
At Central Gardens of North Iowa, our goal is to engage a diverse audience with a variety of events that bring us together to celebrate, learn, and rest in the beauty of the Gardens. We proudly host over 50 events, offered almost exclusively at no cost to participants. We invite you to join us at our next event!
From our visitors
Hear what our visitors have said about their time at The Gardens from TripAdvisor.
- MaryBob M
We usually visit in the summer, but we had the opportunity to visit this winter as well. If you want a place to take outdoor winter photos, this is a... read more
I have lived in Clear Lake for almost 2 years and didn't realize this little gem wasn't part of a condo complex. What a great Saturday afternoon stroll. Beautiful
My husband and I stumbled across this gem on a walk. So many WELL kept flowers. I know this sounds funny but they have an extensive zinnia area that is... read more
- Tracy A
Volunteers take care of this very nice area in central Clear Lake. Flowers, shrubs, and other vegetation adorn this area with nice walking paths. Great place for pictures or events.
The site of a former school has been transformed into these gardens. There are a few ponds and water features that one through the garden. The gardens are well maintained... read more
This is a lovely garden near downtown Clear Lake. It is a project of love by dozens of community volunteers. It adds much to the charm and culture... read more
Open Daily Dawn to Dusk
May – October