Garden Walks

During the growing season, we host tours of natural areas and residential and community gardens that feature native plants.
Recommendations for a good experience:
-Bring something to take notes with (pen/paper or your phone).
-Take photos.
-Wear sturdy walking shoes because the ground can be uneven in places and grass can be slippery.
-Provide your own shade with a hat or a handheld umbrella.
-Wear sunscreen.
-Bring repellant if you wish, applying especially to the lower legs if they’re exposed.
-Bring a bottle of water or another beverage; you can refill it at most of the garden locations.
-And, bring a friend!

The 2022 Garden Walks were a huge success! Stay tuned for 2023!

We had such fun September 10, 2022- Riverside/Stone Park area at:

The ‘Railroad Museum Gardens’ Hwy 12
The Dorothy Pecaut Nature Center ‘Butterfly Gardens‘ Hwy 12
The ‘Friends of Stone Park Memorial Pocket Prairie’ next to Equestrian parking lot East entrance
The ‘Wild Mess In Progress!’ Talbot Road

In August we visited:

August 20: Leeds/Hinton area:
Chapter Secretary Danielle Metzger’s ‘Joy Garden and Prairie’
“The Plante Chateau” Rosanne Plante gave us detailed information about her role as a “Wild Lawyer” volunteer with Wild Ones.

In July we visited:

July 23: Morningside area (Sioux City)
Jenny Jorgenson, Sherwood Terrace
Marcie Ponder, Walden Avenue
Cheri and Tom Stewart, S. Cecelia Street ‘The Old Fence Garden’

July 30: Northside area (Sioux City)
Rex and Maria Rundquist, Norman Drive
Caitlyn Drey, Nebraska Street
Katie Thompson, Jackson Street ‘The Eclectic Garden of Bits & Pieces’
‘The Flower House’, Jackson Street



Our August 14 tour featured Sioux City Community Gardens (which you can visit anytime on your own!):
First Unitarian Church (2508 Jackson St.): 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.
Agape Community Garden (1421 Geneva St.): 10 a.m. to noon
Shepherd’s Garden (6th and Nebraska St.)

The August 28 tour took us to Hinton and Le Mars.

Our final garden walk of the season featured the Riverside and Stone Park area on Saturday, September 11. Visit renovated gardens at the Dorothy Pecaut Nature Center, new plantings at the Sioux City Railroad Museum, a Pocket Prairie managed by the Friends of Stone Park, and member Ruth Rose’s property.

Check out our Facebook page for photos from past walks/tours!