Stones create a pathway inside the Noelridge Greenhouse in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Visitors can tour the greenhouse for free during the annual Easter Showcase. (photo/Cindy Hadish)

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa — A popular event makes a return to the Noelridge Greenhouse with the annual Easter Showcase.

The showcase will be 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. both Saturday, March 30, and Sunday, March 31, 2024, at the Noelridge Greenhouse, 4900 Council St. NE.

Admission is free. The first 500 children, ages 12 years and under, will receive a free plant.

Related: See photos from Noelridge Greenhouse Lights and Blooms

After a two-year hiatus due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Easter Showcase returned in 2022, attracting visitors to the greenhouse, where they can view tropical plants, cacti, seedlings and other plants that grow inside.

Fairy gardens will be on display and for sale by Friends of Noelridge, along with a display by Master Gardeners, orchid information and sales by the Eastern Iowa Orchid Society, hosta information from the Harshbarger Hosta Society, nature products for sale by Natural Whimsy, and new vendors with products such as jewelry and more.

House plants, native and perennial plants, birdhouses, and pressed flower greeting cards will also be available for sale. Call the Noelridge Greenhouse, 319-286-5762, for more information.

The Easter Showcase began in 1973, marking its 50th anniversary last year.

See photos from a past Easter Showcase