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Central Gardens of North Iowa

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Prettiest City Garden tgat I've Ever Seen!

My husband and I stumbled across this gem on a walk. So many WELL kept flowers. I know this sounds... read more

Reviewed August 7, 2018
mach2_13
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Gallatin, Tennessee
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Nature in the middle of Clear Lake. Great venue for events.

Volunteers take care of this very nice area in central Clear Lake. Flowers, shrubs, and other... read more

Reviewed August 6, 2018
Tracy A
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Clear Lake, Iowa
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Volunteer planted and maintained, this expertly designed space brings stunning architectural features, terraces, water features and 18 themed gardens together for an unforgettable experience. Attend an event, stroll through the gardens or sit and...more
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800 2nd Ave N, Clear Lake, IA 50428-1711
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Reviewed August 15, 2018 via mobile

The site of a former school has been transformed into these gardens. There are a few ponds and water features that one through the garden. The gardens are well maintained but there's nothing extraordinary or unusual about the varieties of flowers and vegetables they contain....More

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Reviewed August 7, 2018 via mobile

My husband and I stumbled across this gem on a walk. So many WELL kept flowers. I know this sounds funny but they have an extensive zinnia area that is stunning. So full, bright and visually interesting. They have water features, sculptures, an area perfect...More

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Reviewed August 6, 2018

Volunteers take care of this very nice area in central Clear Lake. Flowers, shrubs, and other vegetation adorn this area with nice walking paths. Great place for pictures or events.

Thank Tracy A
Reviewed July 10, 2018 via mobile

I have lived in Clear Lake for almost 2 years and didn't realize this little gem wasn't part of a condo complex. What a great Saturday afternoon stroll. Beautiful

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Reviewed June 20, 2018

Central Gardens of North Iowa was a beautiful venue for a wedding we attended there recently. There are rest rooms available on the grounds also which came in very handy for all the guests.

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Reviewed June 18, 2018 via mobile

Beautiful park a must see. You know what they say STOP AND SMELL THE FLOWERS This is something amazing

Thank bettylcarn
Reviewed April 15, 2018

The gardens are gorgeous, well maintained, and the staff/management is very responsive and super easy to get in touch with. The property photographs beautifully! I photographed an engagement session last fall and will photograph a bridal party getting ready there in June. Cannot wait!

Thank Chelsea H
Central Gardens... N, Executive Director at Central Gardens of North Iowa, responded to this reviewResponded April 17, 2018

Thank you! We plan to open May 1. Hopefully the snow will stay away and the gorgeous gardens will appear again!

Reviewed September 7, 2017

Visiting the Central Gardens in Clear Lake, Iowa, is so relaxing and open; it is the place to walk about and see so many colorful and varied grasses, flowers, and trees. In addition, there are grassy areas for the children to roam, a wonderful bridge...More

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Central Gardens... N, Executive Director at Central Gardens of North Iowa, responded to this reviewResponded September 8, 2017

Thank you and so glad you enjoyed your visit!

Reviewed September 1, 2017

Been to some pretty awesome garden-parks in big cities. The Central Gardens of North Iowa in Clear Lake, Iowa is right there with places like Olbrich Gardens in Madison, Wisconsin. Variety of well-maintained and manicured plants, children's activities and many scenic walkways. No admission charge.

Thank CecilBDeschlep
Central Gardens... N, Executive Director at Central Gardens of North Iowa, responded to this reviewResponded September 8, 2017

Thank you so much for the kind words - come again soon!

Reviewed August 28, 2017

Beautiful garden area perfect for large parties or weddings. They have planted a huge assortment of flowers and plants and the hard work has transformed this once bare school yard into an oasis of beauty in the heart of Clear Lake. There are paths where...More

Thank maggiemae58
Central Gardens... N, Executive Director at Central Gardens of North Iowa, responded to this reviewResponded September 8, 2017

Wonderful review - thank you so much!

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We went on a weekend and it was not busy at all. Based on the location I really believe it doesn't ever get crowded.
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