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Gardens in Cedar Rapids

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. The Friends of Noelridge offer regular FREE guided tours of the greenhouse, landscaped beds, and butterfly tent for individuals or groups. Please call in advance to schedule your tour (319) 286-5762. Learn More  Photo: Friends of Noelridge

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, woodland flowers and orchard. Free and open to the public seven days a week for a majority of the year, visiting the grounds offers the perfect way to immerse yourself in a historic country estate in the heart of Cedar Rapids. 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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