Margaret E. Penkhus Campanile Garden

outdoors in Spring in the Campanile Garden with tulips, trees and the campanile

Garden Features & Mission

This garden serves as a visual link to Iowa State University’s Central Campus while providing an open lawn gathering space. This area is a striking entrance to the City of Ames and Iowa State University as the Gardens creates innovative displays of rotating bulb and annual plantings against a backdrop of woody and perennial plants. The Campanile in the Gardens regularly plays tunes that correspond to the annual theme or season of the year.

Garden features: Garden Campanile, open lawn, annual beds

Prominent plants: Japanese Tree Lilac