Hillside Water-wise Garden

outdoors in the summer in the Hillside Garden with green bushes and shrubs

Garden Features & Mission

The Hillside Water-wise Garden is the only one of its kind in Iowa for its unique planting method and style. A path casually winds up the hill through four different planting themes, planted in 4-6″ of gravel, and bordered by impressive limestone walls. The plantings reflect a sustainability initiative of being beautiful but requiring little or no water once established.

Garden features: Bulb collection, gravel garden, borrowed views

Prominent plants: Agastache ‘Blue Fortune’, Joe-Pye Weed, Achillea ‘coronation gold’