Monday - Saturday, 9am - 7pm
Sunday, 11am - 7pm
Last admission into the gardens is at 6:30 pm.
We are closed on Independence Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve & Day, and New Year's Eve & Day.
Children under 4 are free
Members and Hawkeye students/employees get in FREE.
Guided Tours & Field Trips:
provide guided tours but depend on availability. These tours cost $7 per person. Please call the office at (319)226-4966 two weeks in advance to make a reservation.
Field trips are $2 per child. We do not offer any formal educational programs though we have educational totes that can be rented for an extra $20. These totes have themed activities that incorporate sections of the Garden.