We look forward to seeing you at the gardens. Learn more about your visit and the history of the gardens below.
Gardens are always open
10:00 - 4:00 PM Daily
201 East Lincoln Way
Jefferson, Iowa 50129
The Thomas Jefferson Gardens of Greene County bring to life the prairies that welcomed the Lewis and Clark expedition and early settlers to Greene County, the farming practices of Jefferson’s time, a children’s garden, outdoor musical instruments, and so much more. Our goal is to provide a place for all to enjoy the history, serenity and beauty within our gardens.
Thomas Jefferson Gardens of Greene County is a not-for-profit attraction open to the public and funded solely by donations. We encourage you to help us continue to tell the stories of the early United States.
Wallace Teagarden, a longtime local resident and student of Jefferson’s life and principles wanted to connect our community with the legacy of the Founding Father. The Thomas Jefferson Gardens of Greene County was founded in 2010 to establish an educational, as well as cultural attraction to recognize the many influences Jefferson had on our country. Jefferson was a scholar of agriculture growing a variety of vegetation. He was fascinated by improving his crops and developing early plant genetics. Our goal is to honor his legacy.
Thomas Jefferson’s love of agriculture, exploration, and education influenced the founders of Jefferson, Iowa, to name our city after the third president of the United States. The principal author of the Declaration of Independence, governor of Virginia, and founder of the University of Virginia was a visionary whose leadership lead to the purchase of the Louisiana Territory, which includes the state of Iowa. His determination to discover the bounty of the New Continent was also the impetus for the Lewis and Clark Expedition.
of the Gardens
$150 PER DAY
(A $150 deposit is required to hold your date).
$100 PER DAY
(A $100 deposit is required to hold your date).
no access to the building
$25 FOR UP TO 4 HOURS
(A $50 deposit is required to hold your date).
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PLEASE NOTE: Filling out the below form will not hold your date. Once we receive your message we will be in touch to discuss date availability, confirm your information, and share with you how to submit your deposit. All non-profits are not required to pay a deposit.
Please complete the form below to begin the reservation process. You may also call to reserve at (515) 386-2155.