Project GREEN is trying a new “open gardens” event this year.  Anyone who enjoys their garden and wants to share it with the community can participate!  Admission will be free for visitors encouraging many more to experience private gardens throughout Iowa City, whether a tiny plant-filled patio or an intricately landscaped yard. Project GREEN's Open Gardens Weekend is scheduled for July 13-14, 2019 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day. Gardeners can decide when they will open their gardens by placing a yard sign out for all to see during that time frame.

Please consider participating in this expanded event with these easy steps:

  1. Sign up online at or call 319-430-6649 to request a mailed application 
  2. Pick up a yard sign before the event
  3. Place the yard sign in front of your garden and enjoy chatting with visitors

Register online at by Wednesday, May 15. 

Learn more about Open Gardens Weekend at

Date of publication

Tuesday, April 09, 2019