As summer turns the Elkhorn Mountains brown, Tizer Gardens in Jefferson City blooms with a rainbow of colors. Straddling Prickly Pear Creek at just under 5000 feet elevation, visitors are often shocked to see that we can grow a thousand varieties of flowering plants.
Take a stroll along the nearly one-half mile of trails, of which 90% are handicapped accessible and view tens of thousands of blooming flowers. See over 500 rose bushes representing 100 different varieties, Montana's largest collection of 150 varieties of Clematis, thousands of spring bulbs, and hundreds of other varieties of perennials and annuals.
Bring a picnic lunch, or just enjoy the numerous sitting areas while you relax or meditate in the beautiful surroundings. Artists, musicians, photographers writers find creativity flows freely in this flowery wonderland.
The wide variety of theme gardens including, the Rose Garden, the Patriotic Garden, the Herb Patch, the Children's Garden, the old-time Vegetable Garden and the Forest Shade Garden make Tizer Gardens a bird and butterfly watchers paradise. You'll see a wide variety of species of all kinds of "critters."
During their journey, Lewis and Clark discovered about 276 new species of plants that did not grow in the eastern part of the country. Many of those plants can be seen as part of Tizer Gardens collections.
You can preview our gardens at www.TizerGardens.com