Iowa Gardens

Ames: Reiman Gardens Iowa State University

Ames, Iowa Reiman Gardens Iowa State University One of the largest public gardens in Iowa. This 14-acre garden features a conservatory, eleven specialty gardens, including children’s garden, All American Rose Selections (AARS) Trial and Display Garden, five supporting greenhouses, gift shop, and a café called Hazel’s Kitchen. The 2,500-square-foot indoor Christina Reiman Butterfly Wing is […]

Clinton: Bickehaupt Arboretum


The Bickelhaupt Arboretum is designated an official waystation for monarch butterflies.

Davenport: Vander Veer Botanical Park

Davenport, Iowa Vander Veer Botanical Park This 33-acre park’s Rose Garden, accredited by the All-America Rose Selections, features 1800 roses representing approximately 145 varieties. There is also a Children’s Sculpture Garden and Hosta Glade. [ info ]

Dubuque: Dubuque Arboretum & Botanical Gardens at Marshall Park


Showcasing trees that thrive in the Upper Midwest climate