Gardens, Greenhouse, & Master Gardeners

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Lowe Park Greenhouse

Tuesdays, 10 a.m.–noon
Thursdays, 6:30–8:30 p.m.

Lowe Park Demonstration Gardens

Tuesdays, 6:30 p.m.–dusk
Thursdays, 9 a.m.–noon



Lowe Park GreenhouseThe Lowe Park Greenhouse is a joint project between the City of Marion and the ISU Extension Linn County Master Gardeners. The greenhouse is used as a classroom for educational workshops, growing plants for the Lowe Park demonstration gardens, the Linn County Master Gardener Plant Sale, flowers for the Marion Parks Department & the donation of vegetable plants to low income families who are supplementing their diet with home grown foods, and various other projects.


Children's Discovery Garden SignageThe Linn County Master Gardeners’ Lowe Park Demonstration Gardens and ABC Discovery Garden offer an outdoor plant growing lab. Visit our public outdoor plant learning lab at Lowe Park, 4500 N 10th Street in Marion, Iowa.

Demo GardensTwelve continuously developing gardens are available for public education and enjoyment. The gardens are accessible all day, every day. Take a self-guided tour through the gardens using the Demonstration Garden Brochure available at Lowe Park in the garden mail box (pictured above). Linn County Master Gardeners are available to answer questions regularly on Tuesday evenings and Thursday mornings.

Demonstration Orc hard
The Lowe Park Orchard was planted by local volunteers and is cared for through a partnership between Trees Forever, Fruit TreeKeepers, the Parks and Recreation Department, and the Linn County Master Gardeners. As the trees and bushes mature they will provide beauty as they bloom in the spring and produce delicious and nutritious snacks for visitors to Lowe Park as the fruit ripens. The orchard will be used for educational opportunities such as pruning, pest management and harvesting.