<empty>Helping Gardeners

Gardeners growing vegetables and fruits, flowers, native flowers and forbs in flowerbeds, backyard gardens, flower pots, or on rooftops know that ISU Extension has the resources they need. Whether your interests are with a small personal garden, community garden plot or an acreage garden ISU Extension has the experts that can help you manage the plants, soil, pests and diseases.

ISU Extension specialists conduct research, contribute to news releases, newsletters and educational publications, and conduct a variety of educational seminars and meetings. Begin here to find out how ISU Extension can connect you to research that you need.

Top Links for Gardeners




Places to Visit

  • Iowa Arboretum – showcases hundreds of species of trees, shrubs and flowers in the largest and most diverse display of plants that can be successfully grown in Iowa.
  • Reiman Gardens offers educational events and garden visits; located at the entrance of Iowa State University. Demonstrates how to have beautiful and practical gardens and cut the use of chemicals, incorporate more native and hardy plants, and use less labor.

For more resources

Check out the Agriculture and Natural Resources website.