Saturday, August 3, 2019


PCMG Art in the Garden

See and purchase garden-inspired art in the beautiful Demonstration Garden. Free admission. Activities for children.


August 3, 2019 • 9am–3pm

Master Gardener Demonstration Garden, 3305 92nd St., Urbandale (At the corners of 92nd St. and Dewey Gibbs Rd., across from Valerius Elementary, behind Walker Johnson Park)


the garden

The Demonstration Garden is the oldest of the Polk County Master Gardener projects and has been in existence since 1988. It is the product of a cooperative arrangement between the Polk County Extension and the City of Urbandale. The garden provides a hands-on working area for various garden techniques, and hosts a free lecture series each year.

Garden Features:

  • A lovely rose garden

  • Two organic orchards

  • Herb gardens

  • Small fruits

  • A vegetable garden

  • Native grasses

  • Creative ideas and horticulture information 


the artists

Three Smooth Stones — Soothing and meditative art objects made of smooth stones — hand painted, or felted and embroidered.

Earth Laughs — Fine Art Botanical Photography


One of a kind jewelry, handmade by Pat Petersen, with semi-precious stones and metals.

Barbara Welch

Out of My Gourd – Dried gourds that are painted, wood-burned and carved to make bird houses.

Delaney layers crayon, watercolors and ink to create the depth and luminosity often found in oil paintings. 

Patricia Reeves

Botanical displays, monoprints with collage, moss wall art and boho bags

Handmade porcelain ceramics decorated with original decals, inspired by a love of animals and nature.

Raw goat milk soap and natural products


Mary Jo Jablonki

Watercolor paintings


Susan Eisenhour

Hand-built in porcelain or earthenware with leaf imprints and natural textures.

 Jewelry with a magical mix of metal and stone: copper, silver, brass and natural semi-precious gemstones.

Keith Minard

Metal garden art structures that support and enhance plants in the garden and containers.

Veronica Stalker

Creating beauty through the elegance of form, color and texture in the medium of glass.

Acrylic paintings of food and botanical subjects, as well as nature illustrations of animals and plants.

Anna Conway

Watercolor paintings


Richly colored earthenware pottery. All are hand-formed originals.

Beki Biesterfelt

Beki's Custom Sewing — Hand dyed and botanical print scarves, wearables and accessories.


Polk county
master gardeners

The Master Gardener program is a volunteer service training program whereby adults are given advanced training in horticulture in exchange for volunteer service to the community. The mission of the Master Gardener Program is to provide current, research-based, home horticulture information and education to the citizens of Iowa through ISU Extension programs and projects. Through their participation in educational activities, Master Gardeners also increase their own personal knowledge in horticulture.

Read more about the Master Gardener Program in Polk County and how you can become a Master Gardener.

© 2019 Polk County Master Gardeners. 

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