Tromping through landscaping places is fun but tromping through Gardens on the Prairie in Lowell, Indiana is amazing! There were gardens and gardens and more gardens – and so many plants to choose from!
What’s unique about Gardens on the Prairie is that this nursery not only sits on 7 1/2 acres, but that it is surrounded mostly by cornfields – every part on or around this property is like something out of a postcard.
We were given a tour and it was really fun walking around looking at all the different types of gardens. Even though we visited at the end of the season, it was still absolutely incredible! Gardens on the Prairie in Lowell, Indiana has a bunch of themed gardens – there was even what they call a Trial Garden with a few palms and sand, it felt like little Indiana landed in Florida!
We roamed through a cutting garden, where fresh flowers are cut (yes, this was full of butterflies!). We also saw a Potager or Kitchen Garden, a geometric garden once used not only for cooking, but also for prayer and mediation, that was planned and planted as part of a thesis project.
My favorite garden of all would have to be the Ruins Garden. Based on the Gastonberry Abbey, Gardens on the Prairie created a spot so peaceful, well, do you think they would mind if I camped out with a book some sunny afternoon?
I think the most surprising feature of all was the 3,000 square foot outdoor pavilion! We’re talking fancy schmancy outdoor kitchen, where they put on grilling demonstrations, as well as neat seating, an awesome rainwater harvesting garden, and plenty of plants!
After you make your way over to Lowell, Indiana (and you really, really should), you’ll probably want to keep in touch! You’ll be happy to know that Gardens on the Prairie is on Facebook so you can easily stay up to date on their events (and sales!).
For more Gardens on the Prairie niceness, head to my Flickr photopage!
Gardens on the Prairie
3242 W 169th Avenue
Lowell, IN 46356