The Quilt Gardens are known for lovely flowers, peaceful surroundings and vibrant downtowns. But there’s more to every story at each Quilt Garden site. Here are some of our favorite examples:


Lintons 2021 Planting


Garden for a cause

One Quilt Garden packs a powerful message within its brilliant blooms. Each year, Linton’s Enchanted Garden incorporates the new breast cancer awareness pattern of the Vera Bradley Foundation for Breast Cancer Research into its garden. This year, the garden, Butterfly Symphony, pairs with the Butterfly Flutter pattern.


Welcome to the newbie

Each year the quilt patterns change and the Quilt Gardens are totally different, but sometimes we welcome new sites. Of the 16 Quilt Gardens in 2021, we welcome The Barns at Nappanee. Their Quilt Garden, named  "Arrows to the Barns," is a beautiful centerpiece to their campus.


The Barns Quilt Gardens Planting 2021


Historical effect

The Quilt Garden at Ruthmere is literally in the shadow of Elkhart’s history. And it is for that reason why the garden bed is not angled for easier viewing, as it is with most of the other Quilt Gardens. Rules regulating historic sites means that garden may only appear as it might have back in the day, meaning no slope on the garden bed.


Ruthmere Quilt Garden Planting 2021


The originals

The Quilt Gardens started with two test gardens. One of those test garden sites, Das Dutchman Essenhaus in Middlebury, is celebrating a very special anniversary -- their 50th -- in 2021. Congratulations!


Feeling at peace

The Quilt Garden at Wellfield Botanic Gardens is beautiful to behold, to be sure, and it will likely leaving you feeling peaceful. That's because this year's design is named "Peace Flower" and the Pentas that make up the purple and white design are used in traditional medicine in parts of the world such as Africa. 

Wellfield Quilt Garden Planting 2021


Stamped by beauty

The Krider World’s Fair Garden Quilt Garden pays homage the the town of Middlebury's history in this year's pattern, named "Postage Stamp." While you're visiting this Quilt Garden, be sure to check out the rest of the park displaying the memorable creations first seen by the world at the 1933-34 World's Fair in Chicago.

Krider Quilt Garden Planting 2021


2021 Quilt Gardens Photos

Is there a map of the Quilt Gardens and Quilt Murals?

Yes, here is a map that shows the Quilt Gardens and Quilt Murals locations, names, and location address.

Quilt Gardens Map

When can I see the Quilt Gardens?

The Quilt Gardens are viewable May 30 - September 15 each year.

Learn more about the quilt gardens.

Are the Quilt Gardens and Quilt Murals all in one location?

No, they are not all at one location. The 16 Quilt Gardens and 23 hand-painted Quilt Murals are spread throughout the cities and towns of BristolElkhartGoshenMiddleburyNappanee, and Wakarusa along the Heritage Trail in Elkhart County.


How do the Quilt Gardens and Quilt Murals look right now?

The Quilt Gardens are currently at their peak and look beautiful! We have had a lot of rain & heat but our volunteers have been working hard with Mother Nature's challenges. The Quilt Murals are looking fabulous as well. We hope you enjoy them! 

Are the Quilt Gardens Accessible?

Quilt Gardens are best experienced from the walkways and lawns surrounding each site's location. Some Quilt Gardens can be viewed from your vehicle, but that does not provide the optimal experience. A few Quilt Gardens locations provide viewing platforms accessible by a handful of steps. Most Quilt Murals are visible from the car or sidewalk. 

What are the addresses for the Quilt Gardens?

Just enter the address in your favorite map app on your mobile device for easy directions to each location. You can also download the map for the Quilt Gardens and Quilt Murals,

Quilt Gardens location addresses

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