Business Sponsorship of the Open Gardens Weekend

Project GREEN would like to invite your local business to join us in sponsoring our:

Project GREEN Open Gardens Weekend 2021

The event, which will be held on July 10 and 11, will feature numerous residential gardens, open to visitors free of charge. Your sponsorship will allow us to offer touring these gardens for free, which will make it a popular annual event.

The inaugural Open Gardens Weekend 2019 was a successful event:

  • Nearly 2,000 garden maps were picked up by the public
  • An estimated 600+ visitors visited more than 30 gardens open to the public
  • 4,000 garden-visitor encounters occurred over that weekend!

After last year’s cancellation of the event, we believe that an outdoor event will be the kind of safer public event that Iowans will be eager to attend once again.

In 2019, nearly 2,000 garden maps were picked up by the public. We’d love to add the name of your business to this year’s map!

We hope, based on events like Buffalo, New York’s annual Garden Walk that attracts 70,000 visitors annually to visit 400 gardens, that the Open Gardens Weekend, advertised state-wide, will grow over the next few years to become a prominent annual cultural event attracting thousands of local garden enthusiasts, as well as out-of-town visitors.

As a sponsor of this highly anticipated local event, your business will benefit from your association with the enjoyable event itself, as well as with Project GREEN’s mission of beautifying our community’s public areas and schools. Project GREEN has contributed over $2 million to make Iowa City more beautiful during its 51-year history.

Local businesses that seek customers among local residents will receive attention from hundreds of interested participants.

The Open Gardens Map:

Gardens visitors will need to pick up free Open Gardens Maps to find the addresses of the gardens that are open for the event.

**Open Gardens Maps will be available to garden visitors before the event only at sponsor retail locations.**

The maps drive traffic to sponsor retail locations, which will be identified on event flyers and the Project GREEN website, before and during the event.

We hope you will join us and be part of the Open Gardens Weekend 2021. Please contact us to find out more about how your business can join Project GREEN to make the Iowa City area an even nicer place to live and work!