Pink spider plants (cleome) are among annual flowers that Lori Jarvis allows to reseed on her acreage in Franklin, Iowa. The limestone house was built in the 1840s, with a “new” addition constructed in the 1860s. (photo/Cindy Hadish)

Iowa is home to numerous expert gardeners, both by formal and informal training.

Whether on large acreages or small inner-city lots, gardens offer joy and beauty throughout the state.

Click on the links, below, to find photos and stories about some of Iowa’s great gardens.

Water garden in Cedar Rapids

Hosta heaven

Historic South Amana garden

Wanda Lunn grows new and old in harmony

Daylily gardens in Central City

Secret shade garden

Rustic acres in southeastern Iowa

Inner-city haven in Cedar Rapids

Paradise for pollinators

Solon acreage transformed into nature-friendly habitat

Cheap tricks offer rich results for Cedar Rapids gardener

Peonies flourish on Iowa farm