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Plum Grove Historic Home

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1030 Carroll St.
Iowa City, IA 52240 United States

Plum Grove Historic Home was the residence of Robert and Friendly Lucas and their family. Robert was appointed by President Van Buren as the first governor of the Territory of Iowa in 1838 and served as governor until 1841. Free tours of the house offer a glimpse into the lives of the Lucas family and life in the 19th century Iowa Territory. Visitors to the site can also tour the historic vegetable and flower gardens which are both part of the Smithsonian’s Archives of American Gardens.

Open Memorial Day Weekend to Labor Day Weekend: Wednesday-Sunday: 1:00pm – 5:00pm.

After Labor Day Weekend to October 31st: Saturday-Sunday: 1:00pm – 5:00pm.

To arrange a group tour please call (319) 351-5738 or contact us at least two business days in advance.

June 2019

Garden Tour at Plum Grove

June 30 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Sunday, repeating until August 25, 2019

Plum Grove Historic Home, 1030 Carroll St.
Iowa City, IA 52240 United States
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The Johnson County Master Gardeners will give tours of the three fine gardens at Plum Grove each Sunday through August. This is free and open to the public. Tours only from 2-4 p.m.

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July 2019

Garden Tour at Plum Grove

July 7 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Sunday, repeating until August 25, 2019

Plum Grove Historic Home, 1030 Carroll St.
Iowa City, IA 52240 United States
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The Johnson County Master Gardeners will give tours of the three fine gardens at Plum Grove each Sunday through August. This is free and open to the public. Tours only from 2-4 p.m.

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Taste of Plum Grove

July 10 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Plum Grove Historic Home, 1030 Carroll St.
Iowa City, IA 52240 United States
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The gardens at Plum Grove are producing a harvest! The Johnson County Master Gardeners are preparing a feast to celebrate the three bountiful gardens at Plum Grove that are what remain of Friendly Lucas' three historical gardens: the Kitchen Garden, the Flower Garden, and the Wildflower Garden. Friendly Lucas, the wife of the first Territorial Governor of Iowa, was a beloved hostess who cooked with plums, veggies, and herbs that came from these gardens. Come on over to Plum Grove…

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Garden Tour at Plum Grove

July 14 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Sunday, repeating until August 25, 2019

Plum Grove Historic Home, 1030 Carroll St.
Iowa City, IA 52240 United States
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The Johnson County Master Gardeners will give tours of the three fine gardens at Plum Grove each Sunday through August. This is free and open to the public. Tours only from 2-4 p.m.

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Garden Tour at Plum Grove

July 21 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Sunday, repeating until August 25, 2019

Plum Grove Historic Home, 1030 Carroll St.
Iowa City, IA 52240 United States
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The Johnson County Master Gardeners will give tours of the three fine gardens at Plum Grove each Sunday through August. This is free and open to the public. Tours only from 2-4 p.m.

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Garden Tour at Plum Grove

July 28 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Sunday, repeating until August 25, 2019

Plum Grove Historic Home, 1030 Carroll St.
Iowa City, IA 52240 United States
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The Johnson County Master Gardeners will give tours of the three fine gardens at Plum Grove each Sunday through August. This is free and open to the public. Tours only from 2-4 p.m.

Find out more »

August 2019

Garden Tour at Plum Grove

August 4 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Sunday, repeating until August 25, 2019

Plum Grove Historic Home, 1030 Carroll St.
Iowa City, IA 52240 United States
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The Johnson County Master Gardeners will give tours of the three fine gardens at Plum Grove each Sunday through August. This is free and open to the public. Tours only from 2-4 p.m.

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Garden Tour at Plum Grove

August 11 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Sunday, repeating until August 25, 2019

Plum Grove Historic Home, 1030 Carroll St.
Iowa City, IA 52240 United States
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The Johnson County Master Gardeners will give tours of the three fine gardens at Plum Grove each Sunday through August. This is free and open to the public. Tours only from 2-4 p.m.

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Garden Tour at Plum Grove

August 18 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Sunday, repeating until August 25, 2019

Plum Grove Historic Home, 1030 Carroll St.
Iowa City, IA 52240 United States
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The Johnson County Master Gardeners will give tours of the three fine gardens at Plum Grove each Sunday through August. This is free and open to the public. Tours only from 2-4 p.m.

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Heirloom Tomato Taste at Plum Grove

August 25 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Plum Grove Historic Home, 1030 Carroll St.
Iowa City, IA 52240 United States
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Tomatoes will be plentiful this August at Plum Grove. If you want a taste of sun-ripened tomatoes (and some of the goodies made from them) come on over and grab a bite.

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Garden Tour at Plum Grove

August 25 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Sunday, repeating until August 25, 2019

Plum Grove Historic Home, 1030 Carroll St.
Iowa City, IA 52240 United States
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The Johnson County Master Gardeners will give tours of the three fine gardens at Plum Grove each Sunday through August. This is free and open to the public. Tours only from 2-4 p.m.

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