Opening April 24th!

Celebrating our 19th year in 2015

Opening April 24th!

Iowa's #1 Destination Garden Center

Offering over 40,000 plants

Iowa's #1 Destination Garden Center

Since 1996, K & K Gardens has been offering Northeast Iowa the largest selection of new and unusual perennials, annuals, woody ornamentals, water garden plants, water garden equipment, accessories, garden gifts, tools, and an incredible selection of hosta.

K & K Gardens has nearly one acre of enchanting perennial gardens displaying endless ideas for all levels of the gardening enthusiast.

Located on the southern edge of Northeast Iowa's rolling hills in the small community of Hawkeye, Iowa, this retail nursery has been referred to as a "must see" destination for every gardener.

Hawkeye is located approximately 25 miles southwest of Decorah, Iowa, 50 miles North of Waterloo, Iowa, 25 miles east of New Hampton, Iowa and 45 miles west of Marquette, Iowa.

If traveling to Hawkeye on Highway 18, please follow the blue directional signs posted at the intersection of US Highway 18 and County Road W-14.

For a detailed map and directions, click 'Get Directions' in the upper right corner of our web page.

2015 Hosta of the Year

'Victory'

2015 Hosta of the Year

This is a giant cultivar introduced by Q & Z Nursery in Illinois in 2003 that makes a dramatic statement in the landscape when mature. A sport of 'Elatior', it has smooth and shiny green leaves that start out with about inch wide yellow-chartreuse margins that fade to pale yellow or cream over the course of the season. The heart-shaped leaves are up to a foot long with wavy margins and prominent veins that produce a corrugated look. Although it is vigorous, with a slow to medium growth rate, like many large hostas, 'Victory' takes some years to develop the huge leaves and distinctive variegation characteristic of the cultivar.

The foliage of 'Victory' is slug resistant.The dense foliage is somewhat upright, with a vase shape early in the season, spreading out to form a very large mound 28-32 inches high and 4-6 feet wide after many years. It makes a great specimen, or works well as a background plant with other smaller hostas and shade-loving plants, providing beautiful medium texture for contrast with finer or coarser plants. The leaves have good substance, making this cultivar fairly slug resistant.

In midsummer almost white to very pale lavender tubular flowers appear on exceptionally long, arching scapes that can grow 6-7 feet tall on large specimens.

2015 Perennial of the Year

Geranium xcantabrigiense 'Biokovo'

2015 Perennial of the Year

'Biokovo' geranium is a real attention getter, sporting white blooms with bright pink stamens that lend the flowers an overall pink blush. Not only do the masses of flowers attract attention, it keeps blooming for four weeks or more in early to mid-summer (and on occasion, re-blooms in the fall). Bees, butterflies and other pollinators can't get enough of the blooms, and the leaves offer up shades of scarlet, orange and bronze in the fall.

The plant is compact, low to the ground, forming a moderately fast growing groundcover, up to three feet in diameter. It spreads by shallow, somewhat fleshy rhizomes (underground stems) that are easy to pull to control its spread. The leaves are medium green, slightly glossy, lobed and fragrant. They are also semi-evergreen, adding some early color to the garden.

Capable of full sun or part shade, it is a very adaptable, long-lived perennial that can be grown in borders (at the front), rock gardens or containers. Make sure it is growing in well-drained soil for best results. It is not tolerant of overly wet environments and, in fact, is tolerant of dry shade (once established) making it a perfect plant for under trees, eaves and other difficult dry areas in the garden.

Aronia (Chokeberry)

Now offering Viking & Glossy Black

Aronia (Chokeberry)

Creamy white ornate flowers decorate the aronia berry bush in spring, followed by ink-black berries in the fall. Fall foliage is known to change from smooth green to a vibrant-red color, making the aronia berry bush a seasonal beauty. Plants tend to be cold hardy and resist pests and disease, making them easy-care additions to the backyard garden once established. Aronia berries are a rich source of antioxidants and vitamin C. They can be eaten fresh when ripe. The fruit is more commonly used in juices, wines, and jellies. Sometimes referred to as "black chokeberries", which are different than "chokecherries".

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For your convenience, you can purchase K&K Garden Gift Cards online!

Cards arrive in a garden decor' gift box, and are ready to be gifted. Our Gift Cards can be purchased for any amount, arrive within 2-3 days of purchase, and never expire.  K&K Gift Cards are always appreciated by the special person in your life!

Fundraising Made EASY!

Fundraising Made EASY!


Raise money for your non-profit without selling ANYTHING!

K&K Gardens will donate 10% of all purchases during May 2014, to your non-profit.  Really?

It is simple.  Register your non-profit with K&K Gardens before April 1st. The non-profit will be listed on our website, with a Give & Grow PDF brochure.  Tell everyone possible, to shop at K&K Gardens during May.  Upon making any purchases at K&K during May, hand the cashier your non-profit PDF brochure, and K&K will direct 10% of each purchase to YOUR non-profit.  The number of purchases, or uses of the PDF brochure by one person is NOT limited.  Use the brochure every time you make a purchase during May, and your non-profit makes money!

The more people you tell (by making copies, emailing, texting, FB, IM, etc), the more money your non-profit earns. 

K&K Gardens has donated over $25,000 to non-profits through the Give & Grow fundraising program since it's inception.

Contact us to enroll your non-profit into this simple fundraiser option, offered by K&K Gardens.

We pay you to shop with us!

We pay you to shop with us!

Get paid for shopping at K&K Gardens!  For every $50.00 you spend, receive $5 in K&K Greenbacks.

This incredible loyalty program is simple.  We keep track of your purchases during April through July.  This total is divided by $50, and we pay you $5 for every $50 you spent in the form of K&K Greenbacks.

K&K Greenbacks will be sent to you the first week in August.  They can only be redeemed during the months of August and September of the same year.

Greenbacks CAN be used in addition, or with advertised sales, discounts, or promotions; allowing you an even greater discount.