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. View information about Demonstration Garden events, history, and other information by viewing the Demonstration Garden Webpage. 



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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