Colonies in Bloom

for those who love flowers

Saturday, June 26th, 2021 & Saturday, July 24th, 2021 from 10am – 4pm

Several of our local gardeners open their yards to visitors who may stroll and see the fruits of their hard work! The Colonies are blessed to have so many talented gardeners that are dedicated to their hobby. Twice each growing season we select the best yards and gardens and these private individuals open them up for you to see.

This event is free and you will fill an entire day traveling through the Amana Colonies to the selected homes. Each one is different and unique. Some are tended by master gardeners and others by residents that just love their garden. You’ll see flowers and green plants along with vegetable gardens. Some rare plants, beautiful displays of color, and get tips on how these masters grow their favorites.

The first Colonies in Bloom date was on June 26th, and the upcoming second date is July 24th from 10am-4pm. There will be 13 gardens on this self-guided garden tour through the Amana Colonies! We will have printed maps with locations and garden descriptions to help you find each garden and to provide some information about the event, each garden, and our Garden Party which follows the garden tour.


Colonies in Bloom Garden Party

Saturday, July 24th, Time TBD

Join us  for the second annual Colonies in Bloom Garden Party! In partnership with the Amana Heritage Society, we would like to invite you for drinks, dinner, live music, and yard games at the Amana Heritage Museum.

From 6-9pm, jazz artists Blake Shaw will be performing live. While you listen, enjoy a light dinner made by the Amana Meat Shop, and grab a drink of local beer or wine. During the evening, you’ll find Kolonie Kubb Learn-n-Play set up and you’ll be able to explore the museums, and ask gardening questions about the yard. During the Garden Party, the Amana Heritage Museum will be open and will be offering free admission to party goers!

Admission to this event is free!

We would like to thank our sponsor, Alliant Energy, for supporting this event.

Brochures + Forms

June 2021 Colonies in Bloom Map & Brochure

July Coming Soon!

This Year’s Event