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Heirloom Plant Sale – May 20, 2017

What will you plant in your garden this year?  How about some heirloom tomatoes, peppers and beautiful flowers?  This is a favorite plant sale among local gardeners and it is coming back to the Dodge House on the large wrap around porch on May 20 (same day as the Celebrate CB parade).  The sale runs from 10am to 1pm.








25th Summer Garden Walk – June 25, 2017

Celebrating the 25th year of this favorite summer activity, the General’s Ladies are gearing up for another great showcase of private local gardens in the Council Bluffs area.  A continental breakfast will be served on the Dodge House grounds from 10 to 11am that morning.  Following that guests can pick up their garden booklet, stock full of information on the gardens, driving directions, our advertisers and sponsors and sometimes coupons!!  The Garden Walk lasts until 4pm.  Advance tickets are $10.00; Day of the event tickets cost is $12.00.  Members of the Dodge House can purchase their ticket for just $8.00 anytime (these are available at the Dodge House only).  All other tickets can be purchased from the Dodge House, Hy-Vee Madison Avenue, Diller Greenhouses and Sherbondy’s Garden Center.  *Remember – a tour of the Dodge House is included in your Garden Walk ticket!









Ring Bells for Freedom – July 4, 2017

Begun by President Kennedy, homes and businesses were encouraged to ring bells at 1pm to celebrate our independence.  We continue this tradition on the front porch of the Dodge House.  So, grab a bell and head up to the Dodge House!  There will still be plenty of time to enjoy a picnic and fireworks later!!









Railroad Days 2017- July 15 and 16

9am to 5pm