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Gardens Galore

Area gardens are in full bloom in August and it is the perfect time to explore the area's grandest public gardens.

Noelridge Park & Greenhouse

Conveniently located near the corner of Collins Road and Council Street, this grand park on the northeast side boasts national award-winning gardens and an orchid collection that has received multiple awards from the American Orchid Society. In Spring/Summer 2020 greenhouse tours may not be available. Please call in advance to schedule your tour (319) 286-5762. Tours are now FREE. photo: Friends of Noelridge Learn More

Noelridge Park and Greenhouse butterfly

Lowe Park, 4500 N 10th Street, Marion

Lowe Park is home to the Iowa State University Master Gardener Demonstration Site and the Klopfenstein Amphitheater for the Performing Arts uniquely shaped like a large oak leaf and home to community events and concerts. Learn More

Lowe Park Klopfenstein Amphitheater for the Performing Arts

Brucemore, 2160 Linden Drive, SE

If you enjoy the outdoors, you will love Brucemore's sweeping front lawn, formal and specialty gardens, native trees and woodland flowers and orchard. During your visit see if you can find turtles in the pond! Learn More

Brucemore Front Lawn

Shakespeare Garden in Ellis Park, 916 Ellis Boulevard NW

The garden, featuring a bust of Shakespeare and resembling an English garden with small patios, benches and arbors, provides a beautiful setting for a walk, picnic or a few minutes of reflection.  Learn More

Shakespeare Garden  Shakespeare Garden

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Noelridge Park and Greenhouse

Noelridge Park and Greenhouse

Noelridge Park has pavilions, restrooms, horseshoe pits, grills, splash pad, walking trail, tennis courts and more.
The greenhouse…

Lowe Park

Lowe Park

Home to the Arts & Environment Center and the Marion recreation staff offices; hosts daily senior activities. Hard surface trails…

Ellis Park

Ellis Park

On the shore of Cedar River, this 416-acre park includes an 18-hole golf course and clubhouse, boat house harbor, boat ramps, water…