Planters throughout the City of Iowa City have been filled with plants perfect for making your own glass of tea.

Continuing off the success of last year's program, where various planters throughout the City were filled with edible plants, the City of Iowa City Parks and Recreation Department has planted tea-making plants in City planters. 

The planters, some of which have actual teapots on top of them, feature a wide variety of plants: French thyme, lemon grass, passionflower, rosemary, chive, lavender, calamintha, Anise hyssop, black-eyed Susan and St. John's wort. Some plants, like chive, allow for savory teas. 

These planters will be located in various locations around Iowa City: in front of City Hall, near the Irving Weber Statue on Iowa Avenue, on Market Street between Linn Street and Dubuque Street, near the lower entrance of the Robert A. Lee Recreation Center, at Terry Trueblood Recreation Area between The Park Lodge and Fin and Feather H2O, and at a City Park shelter co-housed with the City Park Maintenance Shop. 

For more information, contact Tyler Baird, Assistant Superintendent of Parks, at 319-356-2069 or at

Date of publication

Monday, May 13, 2019