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Welcome

Welcome to
Central Gardens of North Iowa

Come explore our more than 20 themed gardens and nearly three acres of serenity and beauty. The splendor of our grounds and the vibrancy of our programming offer a wonderful place to escape for peace and quiet, meet friends for lunch, celebrate the wonders of nature and our changing seasons, host a wedding or other special celebration, or participate in one of our annual events.
Volunteers at Central Gardens of North Iowa

Membership

Become a Member

Consider becoming a member of the Gardens to enjoy various benefits and help support daily operations, events and maintenance. Your annual membership is vital in sustaining and enhancing the beauty of Central Gardens as well as making it possible to offer many FREE events and admission for all.
Garden at Central Gardens of North Iowa

Plan Your Visit

Visit Us At The Gardens

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!
Wedding at Central Gardens of North Iowa

Rent the Gardens

Your Event Destination

Rent the Gardens for a beautiful backdrop for your next event. We proudly host weddings, picnics, meetings and family reunions.

Clear Lake

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Special Features

FIND THESE ATTRACTIONS

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
Year Garden

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.  

Council Ring

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

Events

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!

Annual Garden Party
June 26, 2021   |
6:00 pm -
8:30 pm
Support the gardens while enjoying music, refreshments, heavy appetizers and a fun and lively auction! Tickets will be sold online prior to the event as well as at the gate.
Learn to Play Golf Croquet

May 15, 2021
2:00 pm -
3:30 pm
Learn to Play Golf Croquet

May 16, 2021
2:00 pm -
3:30 pm

May 18, 2021
12:00 pm -
1:00 pm

Reviews

From our visitors

Hear what our visitors have said about their time at The Gardens from TripAdvisor.

  • star rating  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

    MaryBob M
    12/11/2018

    star rating  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

    GaryBergman
    7/10/2018

    star rating  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

    mach2_13
    8/07/2018
  • star rating  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.

    Tracy A
    8/06/2018

    star rating  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

    Catherine G
    8/15/2018

    star rating  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

    700dondk
    3/31/2019

Visitors

Visit us

Hours

Open Daily Dawn to Dusk
May – October

ADMISSION

Free Admission

(Donations Welcome)

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