Officials at Iowa State University Research and Demonstration Farms (ISU Armstrong Research Farm), along with the Wallace Foundation for Rural Research and Development, are hosting a Demonstration Garden Field Day at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, July 25.

“If you are a beginning gardener or an experienced gardener, we have demonstrations you will enjoy,” organizers say.

This year gardeners will have the opportunity to learn about growing cut flowers, sweet corn and tomatoes. The presentations will cover three main themes: home grown bouquets, augmented sweet corn and a showcase of different types of tomatoes.

The garden at the ISU Research Farm has nine different varieties of tomatoes, six varieties of sweet corn and 13 types of bouquet cutting flowers. Our garden also includes miscellaneous vegetables.

“This year, we have had some weather-related challenges with gardens planted this spring, but we feel we are going to be right on track for our Field Day at the Learning Center,” organizers say.

The garden is located on the Armstrong Research Farm, owned by the Wallace Foundation for Rural Research and Development and operated by Iowa State University. ISU staff and local garden experts will present to describe the research and demonstration plots.

After your trip through the gardens, join us in our air conditioned classrooms for a tradition of ice cream and strawberries. The facilities are handicap accessible.

Iowa State requests that any visitors who have recently traveled outside the United State have had at least a five-day waiting period prior to visiting this facility due to the livestock that is housed and feed here on a daily basis.

The Armstrong Research Farm is located 12 miles southwest of Atlantic on Highway 6, half a mile south on 525th Street, and a half mile east on Hitchcock Avenue, or 13 miles east of Oakland on Highway 6, half a mile south on 525th Street, and half a mile east on Hitchcock Avenue. The field day is open to the public at no cost.