Lillies and hosta are among the plants seen during the Linn County Master Gardeners 2019 Garden Walk. The 2022 Garden Walk will be Saturday, July 16. (photo/Cindy Hadish)

Linn County Master Gardeners will highlight four educational gardens during the 2022 Garden Walk in Marion, Iowa.

The tour, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, July 16, is $10 per person, with anyone 17 and under admitted free. The annual event supports the Iowa State University Linn County Extension Master Gardener educational and outreach programs.

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Start your tour at any of the four gardens listed below, and at each location you’ll find mini educational workshops.

Included in our four garden locations, you’ll find a certified organic vegetable, fruit, and nut farm; an urban Derecho restoration home garden; a home foodscaping and flower garden, and a vibrant pollinator habitat and learning center. Of the four sites featured, two are private residential gardens and two are non-profit agricultural and research sites.

OUR LOCATIONS: Indian Creek Nature Center’s Etzel Sugar Grove Farm (3706 St. Peters Rd, Marion), Monarch Research Station (4970 Lakeside Rd, Marion), the Tormey Residence (4640 Dunn Avenue, Marion), and the Street Residence (370 W 33rd Avenue, Marion).

Our event is held rain or shine and we don’t have a rain date scheduled. If our event is cancelled your fee is non-refundable and will be considered a donation to support the Master Gardener educational and outreach programs. Kids 17 and under are free!

Be sure to also check out our vendors located at the Monarch Research Station: Nancy’s Garden Art, Usborne Books & More, RS Welding Studio, and MCG BioMarkers.

Check in at your first stop and get a wristband that you’ll show at the other three locations. For more information on all of our workshops and to register, go to: