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2019 Featured Gardens

1. Pat & Patty Barry
8785 Havenwood Heights, Dubuque, IowaGARDEN1

HILLSIDE HAVEN – A cascading creek, sunken patio, 16’ picnic/game table, a mile of winding trails on top of “Mia’s Mountain”, and a myriad of flowers and shrubs surround this relaxing haven with a beautiful view.  The eight plus acres have plenty of room for this gardener to realize her creativity.

DIRECTIONS – Take Hwy. 61 South, merging onto Hwy. 151 toward Cedar Rapids.  Take the first right onto Havenwood Heights.  8785 Havenwood Heights is on your left.

2. Steve & Connie Hardie
62 Fremont Avenue, Dubuque, Iowa

THE FREMONT BOCCE CLUB – This idyllic garden includes protective earthen berms, a coniferous grove, lush ground covers, perennial shade gardens, vases of annuals, a limestone waterfall, stream and pond, a vintage playhouse, and the vine-trellised classic Bocce Court. A variety of trees and bushes provide year-round shelter and food for birds, butterflies, and bees.

WORKSHOP –  Master Gardeners 101 (Who, What, & Why)
9:30 am & 11:30 am

DIRECTIONS – Return to Hwy. 151, turning left, and merge onto  Hwy. 61N.  Before entering Dubuque, take the South Grandview exit, then turn left.  Cross the Hwy. 20 overpass and turn left at stop light before Washington Jr. High School.  Turn left onto Fremont Avenue and 62 Fremont is the first home on your left.

3. Kris & Scot Kelly
984 Patricia Ann Drive, Dubuque, Iowa


PEACEFUL HIDEAWAY – The backyard doubles as a peaceful retreat and an entertainment area. Pet chickens contribute to breakfast and compost materials. A pergola, dry creek, butterfly garden, dozens of flowers, and raised bed gardens provide beauty and interest at every turn.

DIRECTIONS – Continue on Fremont Avenue veering right at stop sign near Wartburg.  Turn left at Kelly Lane (near Church of Jesus Christ).  Turn right onto Geraldine Drive and then immediately turn left onto Patricia Ann.  984 Patricia Ann is on your left.

4. Washington Neighborhood Community Garden
1836 Washington Street, Dubuque, Iowa

NEIGHBORS BUILDING RELATIONSHIPS – Nestled in the heart of the Washington Neighborhood, this community garden provides neighbors and organizations a space to build relationships around food and gardening. It was started in 2012. In 2018, this garden produced over 1,000 pounds of produce. With no water or electricity, this garden relies on sustainable practices. 

WORKSHOP – Community Garden Logistics
11 am & 1 pm

DIRECTIONS – Return to Hwy. 20 (via Kelly Lane & Fremont Ave.) turn right onto Hwy. 20 East at stop light.  Prepare to turn left on Locust St.  Turn left on Locust St. & then right onto IA-946 N. Use middle lane to turn left onto US 61/151 N.  Merge onto White Street/Port of Dubuque exit.  Turn right on 18th Street. Turn left onto Washington St.  The Comm. Garden is on your right.

5. Dubuque Arboretum & Botanical Gardens
3800 Arboretum Dr, Dubuque, IA 52001

DIRECTIONS – Continue on Washington St. Turn left onto 20th Street. Turn right onto White Street proceeding in the left lane toward Hwy. 52N.  Turn left at 32nd Street.  Travel 2 to 3 miles and after you pass under the NW Arterial overpass, turn right onto Arboretum Drive.  Follow it into the Dubuque Arboretum and Botanical Gardens.  Proceed to the Visitor Center and Gift Shop.   The gardens are adjacent to the parking lot.  There will be signage.

GARDEN OF EAT’N – Designed and established in 2017, this garden demonstrates that we can incorporate perennials and produce in one garden. The garden will boast color and food for three seasons as it grows.  This garden is both edible and beautiful.

WORKSHOP –  Talk with Ray Kruse
(Iowa State Extension Horticulturist & Master Gardener Coordinator)
11:30 am & 1:30 pm

DIRECTIONS  Follow signs at Arboretum

6. Dubuque Arboretum & Botanical Gardens
3800 Arboretum Dr, Dubuque, IA 52001

BUTTERFLIES STOP HERE – There are four designated areas planted to increase the butterfly population with an emphasis on Monarchs.  Learn about the life stages of butterflies, the plants to feed and grow the population, and their “job” pollinating the crops of the Garden of Eat’n.  The Arboretum was designated a Monarch Waystation on June 20, 2017.

WORKSHOP –  Growing the Extra Mile for Monarchs
12 pm & 2 pm

DIRECTIONS  Follow signs at Arboretum

2019 Tour of Gardens Map