A 40 Acre Oasis of Natural Beauty

Hours of Operation

May 1st - October 31st

Monday - Saturday, 9am - 7pm

Sunday, 11am - 7pm

Last admission into the gardens is at 6:30 pm. 

We may close early due to inclement weather.


We are closed on Independence Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve & Day, and New Year's Eve & Day.



Adults (18+): $5/person

Children (5-17): $2/person

Children under 4 are free

Members and Hawkeye students/employees get in FREE.


Guided Tours:

We can provide guided tours but dates will depend on staff or volunteer availability. These tours cost $10 per adult and $7 per child. Please call the office at (319)226-4966 at least two weeks in advance to make a reservation.

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