Gardeners Show House

The Gardeners Show House began as a volunteer-led effort by the Polk County Master Gardeners to rejuvenate the former Botanical Center experience prior with ideas and inspiration that showed visitors how to garden more creatively. Today, with the support of a dedicated cohort of volunteers, the Botanical Garden team has curated a series of inspirational and ever-evolving displays that honor that original vision. The Show House also highlights collections of plants that can be grown in your own house or garden, including popular groups like orchids, bromeliads and coleus. The intimate and imaginative spaces within this repurposed greenhouse feature garden furnishings built by our horticulture team and a variety of containers ranging from antique ceramics to modern resin vessels. During the holidays, our annual garden railroad display runs throughout the Show House to the delight of children and families.


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