Quilt Gardens

Elkhart County, Indiana

Elkhart County’s Quilt Gardens

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Elkhart County is home to 15 Quilt Gardens and 13 hand painted quilt murals. The Quilt Gardens offer locals and tourists a chance to see over a million beautiful bulbs on display each year from May through September when in bloom.

For starters, “what is a quilt garden?” you may be wondering. A Quilt Garden is a collection of flowers that are planted together to form a beautiful garden with a quilt like appearance or pattern. If you’ve ever seen quilt blankets with different squares sewn together, imagine this but made of flowers instead.

These scenic gardens are planted around several Elkhart County cities such as Bristol, Nappanee, Elkhart, Wakarusa, Nappanee, and Goshen.

There is a map available so you can visit all 15 Quilt Gardens if you desire.

May 30th each year marks the day of planting when these Quilt Gardens are planted and as the summer heat, rain, and sunshine occur, these gardens blossom into full bloom and are visually stunning to look at. It’s become a fun activity for nature lovers to go seek out during the week and on weekends.

Quilt Garden Locations


  • Elkhart’s Central Park
  • Elkhart Environmental Center
  • Linton’s Enchanted Gardens
  • Wellfield Botanic Gardens
  • Ruthmere
  • Southgate (CR 26)


  • Elkhart County Historical Museum


  • Elkhart County 4H Fair
  • Abshire Park
  • County Courthouse
  • Old Bag Factory


  • Das Dutchman Essenhaus
  • Dutch Country Market
  • Krider World’s Fair Garden


  • The Barns at Nappanee
  • Nappanee Center


  • Downtown Wakarusa

What Time of the Year Can You See the Quilt Gardens

They usually plant the gardens on May 30 and they will be available for viewing into September until they start to deteriorate.

Is There a Map of the Locations?

Yes, you can view the PDF version of the Quilt Garden Map here.

You’ll use the map grid A1, A2, A3, etc. to pinpoint the exact locations. The map also contains the addresses.

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