Purple coneflower add color to the Prairie Pollinator Zone in southeast Cedar Rapids before it was destroyed to make way for Cargill’s industrial rail yard. Natives will be among plants sold during the annual Mother’s Day Showcase at the Noelridge Greenhouse. (photo/Cindy Hadish)

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa — The Noelridge Greenhouse is hosting its annual Mother’s Day Showcase this Sunday, May 12, a free event that began in 1972.

Read more from the city of Cedar Rapids about the 2024 showcase:

The annual Mother’s Day Showcase is Sunday, May 12 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Noelridge Greenhouse, 4900 Council Street NE. Admission is free.

This year, visitors will enjoy seeing 60,000 plants as well as exhibits and information on orchids, Master Gardeners, and Harshbarger Hosta Society.

Professionally designed hanging baskets, coleus plants, New Guinea Impatiens, native plants, perennials, house plants, and orchids will be available for sale. Bird feeders, garden labels, whimsical gourds, and handcrafted pressed flower cards may be purchased as well.

For those who are interested in volunteering at the greenhouse, The Friends of Noelridge will provide information on how to get involved. They will also be selling fairy gardens, cactus cocktails, and succulent sundaes to raise funds for the benefit of Noelridge Greenhouse.

Wild Ones Cedar Rapids-Iowa City Area Chapter notes that more than 70 species of native plants will be for sale, along with non-natives and coleus plants.

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The Mother’s Day Showcase at the Noelridge Greenhouse is set for Sunday, May 12, 2024 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. (photo/Cindy Hadish)