CEDAR RAPIDS – If you attended this year’s Brucemore Garden & Art Show, you might have a piece of the historic estate growing in your garden next year.
A seed-saving workshop, with Linn County Master Gardeners Peggy Green and Glenn Babinat, was among the presentations at this year’s event. Blue larkspur, pink poppies, giant sunflower and even a tree peony were among the seeds that participants took home to plant.
While rain has kept some visitors away in past years, the 2015 event was marked with picture-perfect weather. Besides the presentations, the scenic Brucemore landscape provided an ideal setting for more than 45 artist and garden vendors from across the Midwest, showcasing ceramics, paintings, jewelry, plants and more.
Thanks to sponsors New Pioneer Food Co-op, Penford and the Cedar Rapids/Linn County Solid Waste Agency, admission to this year’s show was free.
Head Gardener David Morton noted that Brucemore relies on funding sources such as memberships, grants and donations from businesses and individuals. Upcoming events include an Autumn Landscape Hike at 5:30 p.m. Sept. 17.
Find more information at: www.brucemore.org and see more images from the 2015 Brucemore Garden & Art Show, below: