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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.
Central Gardens in Clear Lake is a beautiful place to spend a few hours on a summer day. I go several times during the season and each trip is... read more
April 30, 2021Angela W
We stopped for lunch with a 15,12, and 9 year old. All the good was fast and hot. Waitress was friendly and helpful. We had a variety of items. My... read more
May 24, 2020wvmj
Found this gem, while driving through Clear Lake, what a beautiful place to set and relax, or walk through the pathways, taking in all the different and beautiful specimen of... read more
October 8, 2019
- Jan B
We were surprised a couple years ago to find this garden area right outside Clear Lake's town area. It is so beautiful, with several walkways through various gardens and... read more
September 8, 2019Rehcsif
A lovely garden on the site of the former Clear Lake High School and Central Elementary. When we went, it was meticulously maintained and beautiful.
July 9, 2019700dondk
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
March 31, 2019
Open Daily Dawn to Dusk
May – October