2023 Gardens

2023 Tour of Gardens

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1. Bruce & Carleen Rehmke (Master Gardener)
15547 Abbey Circle, Peosta, IA

Woods Edge Garden has been a labor of love for many
years. Located on two acres and surrounding their home
on Abbey Circle in rural Dubuque County, it consists of
several garden “rooms,” each with its own personality.
There is a raised vegetable garden bed, a sunny flower
garden, a shade garden, a hosta garden, and several
smaller areas with a mixture of perennial and annual
plants. A number of fountains, benches, and statues add
to the serenity of the setting.

WORKSHOP - Master Gardeners 101 (Who, What & Why)
12:00 p.m. and 2:00 p.m.

DIRECTIONS - Take US 151/61 S out of Dubuque and
take the US 151-exit. Go 5.3 miles and turn right onto
Monastery Road and go 0.7 miles. Turn right onto
Abbey Circle. Watch for signs to the garden. There are
two entrances off of Monastery Road for Abbey Circle.
Both will take you to the garden.
2. Judy & Steve Selchert (Master Gardener)
8753 Jennifer Court, Dubuque, IA

Country Haven is a shady garden evolving over 40 years
with hundreds of hostas and other shade loving perennials.
The small pond and feeders attract many birds, and even
a turtle or two. Vegetables are interspersed in sunny
areas to supplement the small veggie garden.

DIRECTIONS - Take US 151 S and turn right onto
Maquoketa Drive. Turn left onto Key W Drive and a
slight right onto Military Road. Go 2.7 miles and turn
left onto Amy Drive. Turn right onto Jennifer Court.
3. Ken & Kathy Legrand
11472 Amy Drive, Dubuque, IA

Ken has the green thumb, Kathy is the go-fer! They have
many fruit trees including apple, peach, cherry, pear,
and plum. Ken’s large patch of blackberries produces
several gallons of berries and they also have raspberries,
grapes, blueberries, and strawberries. The Legrand’s
have an assortment of perennials, grow many varieties
of vegetables in raised beds, and have a maple tree that
is tapped to make syrup.

WORKSHOP - Caring for Brambles & Berries
9:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.

DIRECTIONS - From Military Road, stay on Amy Drive
and the garden is on the right.
4. LouAnn & Dan Arensdorf (Master Gardener)
8785 Scenic Hill Lane, Dubuque IA

With a love for hydrangeas, it is no wonder that there are
over 100 bushes with 25 different varieties gracing three
acres. A backyard pondless waterfall, with four drops,
cascades under an arched foot bridge, designed and created
by owners. You will find many different perennials such
as peonies, agastache, bleeding hearts, black eyed susans,
daylilies, coneflowers, roses, hybrid tree and Asiatic lilies,
hostas, and clematis. The variety of other native and
pollinator perennials create spectacular color from May
through October.

WORKSHOP - Hydrangeas
11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.

DIRECTIONS - Take US 61 S to 52 W (SW Arterial) and turn
left. Southwest Arterial bypass ends at the Olde Davenport
Road. Turn right and go for two miles. Scenic Hill Lane is
on the left.
5. Karen & Paul Wagner (Master Gardener)
9824 US 52, Dubuque, IA

Relax on several benches scattered throughout the seven acres.
The property has been in Paul’s family since the late 40’s.
Gardens include a large vegetable garden with raspberries,
blackberries, and a variety of fruit trees. With over 30 flower
gardens (large and small) there is a wide variety of hostas
(over 200 labeled), perennials, annuals, shrubs, mature trees,
and also containers of flowers.

DIRECTIONS - Take 52 South toward Bellevue off Hwy 61/151,
2.5 miles from intersection. The garden is on the left with red,
white, and blue banner.