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Brucemore in winter

   I’m fortunate to live near the historic Brucemore estate in Cedar Rapids. I rarely miss Balloon Glow on Brucemore’s massive front lawn and other summer events, but winter has its own appeal.

   The following event coming up on Saturday, Jan. 24, 2009, will highlight the winter landscape at Brucemore. Here is how the Brucemore staff describes their guided hike:

   The trees and grounds glisten under a blanket of un-tracked snow. Brucemore’s ever-changing landscape is beautiful even through the cold days of winter. Join the Brucemore gardeners on Saturday, January 24, at 10:30 a.m. for a guided hike through the estate’s 26 acres of natural outdoor winter beauty.


Brucemore’s winter hike follows an unpaved and often unseen route around the Brucemore estate. Current issues of preservation and public use are explored, along with stories from the past about the Brucemore families’ seasonal activities. Participants will have ample opportunity to ask questions and seek advice about their own gardens and landscapes.


Admission is $10 per person and free to Brucemore members. Space is limited, call (319) 362-7375 for reservations or register online at .


Brucemore is Iowa’s only National Trust Historic Site and is located at 2160 Linden Drive SE, Cedar Rapids, Iowa.







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Magical Brucemore

The gardens at Brucemore, Iowa’s only National Trust Historic Site, are one of  the most magical places to visit in Cedar Rapids. Now you can be a part of that experience.

Gardeners of all skill levels are invited to join the Brucemore gardening team. Brucemore gardeners Deb Engmark and David Morton will lead a volunteer orientation on Monday, March 3 at 5:30 p.m. in the new greenhouse on the Brucemore estate, 2160 Linden Dr.

Deb said it’s been years since Brucemore has had  gardening volunteers and she and David are willing to teach.  Reservations are encouraged. Call (319) 362-7375 or e-mail Deb at  

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