Cedar Valley Arboretum & Botanic Gardens

Adopt a community garden at The Arboretum!

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Community gardens are now available for the 2010 season at The Arboretum!

The community gardens are 10 by 10-foot plots planted, nurtured and weeded by groups, families and individuals of the Cedar Valley.   It is your opportunity to be creative and enjoy the outdoors, while making The Arboretum a beautiful space for all.

2010 Community Garden Guidelines

DESIGN  ::  All plant material must be used as an annual, meaning they must be removed at the end of the season.  When shopping, consider focusing on drought tolerant, sun-loving plants.  The Arboretum is asking your garden design to stand as a work of art itself, and that no garden art be placed in your plot.  The Arboretum will provide hard-wood, fresh mulch so all gardens will have the same color and quality of mulch. 

MAINTENANCE  ::  Participants are ask to maintain their garden plots once a week, preferably twice a week.  Since the Community Gardens serve as the entrance to The Arboretum, plots must look well-cared-for and stand as a focal point.bbIf you plan on vacationing during the summer, please notify The Arboretum.  It is your responsibility to find a substitute to care for your plot while gone.  The Arboretum will take care of watering daily.  All gardens must be installed by May 31st, with installation encouraged the week of May 11th.  All gardens can be cleaned out after October 5th, with completion by October 31st.

SIGNAGE ::  Consistent signage in all the community gardens is planned for this season.  Please fill out the diagram accompanying your application.  Be creative and have fun!  The signs are an opportunity for you to personalize your community garden.

If you would like to learn more about the community gardens, please contact Mollie Luze at director@cedarvalleyarboretum.org or call the office at (319)226-2966.  Application deadline is April 15, 2010.

See you in the gardens.


Written by cedarvalleyarboretum

March 11, 2010 at 6:00 am

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  1. Steve Harty will contact you to fill out the form to have acommunity garden plot for the Exchange Club of Waterloo. The Board approved this lat Thursday.

    Richard King

    April 14, 2010 at 1:54 pm

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