Iowa garden centers inspire ideas and cultivate dreams. Do you ever imagine yourself walking through a beautiful cottage garden, bringing in cut flowers every week? Or snipping your own herbs to put in your homemade spaghetti sauce? Is your ideal backyard oasis lined with hosta, hydrangeas, and rhododendrons? Head out to the Dubuque area to find the historic Wagner Nursery, to make your gardening dreams a reality. Let’s check out one of the best garden centers in Iowa.

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Iowa garden centers are full of possibilities! Discover more on the Wagner Nursery website. If you’ve visited this awesome garden center before, please share your experience in the comments below.

For some gardening tips, read “Container and Raised Bed Gardening for Beginners and Beyond.” And for further inspiration, visit these lovely gardens in Iowa.

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Garden Centers In Iowa

What are some of the best gardens in Iowa?

  • Seed Savers Heritage Farm (Decorah): The staff at this interesting place preserves rare, heirloom, and open-pollinated varieties of seeds on a seed bank. They sell the seeds to others to plant and share. When you visit, enjoy the hiking trails that connect remote gardens, orchards, and cattle pastures. And shop at the Lillian Goldman Visitors Center to find other gardening supplies.
  • Cedar Valley Arboretum and Botanic Gardens (Waterloo): This seasonal, award-winning garden opens in late April every year. Several spaces are available to visit, including the Koi pond, the Greenroof playhouse, a Hobbit hole, and a peek-a-boo forest.
  • Newton Arboretum (Newton): Multiple displays are available on the six pretty acres here, including demonstration beds, shade gardens, a butterfly garden, a rose garden, and more than 180 individual trees and shrubs. The arboretum also offers more than 3,000 feet of hard surface trails, a gazebo bridge, an Umbrella Trellis Garden, and a 17,000-gallon Landscape Pond.
  • Bessie Spaur Butterfly Garden (Knoxville): This mini park is located on the grounds of the Knoxville Regional Health Center where you can walk the trails, admire the beautiful plants and decorations, and see some butterflies.
  • Reiman Gardens (Ames): This place welcomes spring in a big way with fairy doors and creatures, and an impressive display of bulbs including hyacinths, tulips, and other seasonal blossoms.

What are some of the best farms to visit in Iowa?

  • Hansen's Dairy (Hudson): Farm-to-table milk is here! The Hansen family has farmed the same land for more than 150 years. The staff processes milk in the on-farm creamery. Take in the pastoral scenery of the farm with a tour and learn about dairy farming and processing. Don't forget to meet the kangaroos and cows!
  • Willow Flower Farm (Prole): Choose a container - a pitcher or a bucket - and start cutting at this lovely farm. Or you can choose from the cut garden and fill your pitcher or bucket with beautiful flowers.