Demonstration Garden - Urbandale, Iowa

The Demonstration Garden is the oldest ISU Extension, Polk County Master Gardener project. It is a cooperative arrangement between the Polk County Extension and the City of Urbandale. The mature fruit tree orchard and many deciduous bushes and shrubs are also a learning lab where Master Gardener trainees receive hands-on experience in proper pruning techniques each spring.


The Demonstration Garden is located at the corner of Dewey Gibbs Road and 92nd Street in Urbandale. Visit this page for directions.



The Demonstration Garden provides a working area for various garden techniques, hosting classes and maintaining environments suitable for:

  • Annuals

  • Perennials

  • Vegetables

  • Berries

  • Orchard Fruit

What You'll See

  • A lovely rose garden

  • Two organic orchards

  • Herb gardens

  • Small fruits

  • Vegetable garden

  • Native grasses

  • Demonstration gardens full of creative ideas and horticulture information

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