The Easter Showcase is an annual tradition at the Noelridge Greenhouse in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. (photo/Cindy Hadish)

CEDAR RAPIDS – An annual tradition returns this weekend, with an open house at the Noelridge Greenhouse, known as the Easter Showcase.

The event will be Saturday, April 15 and Sunday, April 16 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Noelridge Greenhouse, 4900 Council Street NE.

Admission is free. The first 500 children age 12 and under will receive a free plant.

Visitors can enjoy many educational displays including those by the Eastern Iowa Aquarium Association and the Harshbarger Hosta Society.

Houseplants, honey, handcrafted jewelry and pressed flower greeting cards will be available for sale. Call the Noelridge Greenhouse, 319-286-5762, for more information.

See photos from a past showcase.