Martha Timm Rock Garden

1013 E Spring Street, New Hampton, Iowa

Artwork by a self-taught artisan, moved to Mikkelson Park.

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Photo taken by J.R. Manning in July 2012

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Martha Timm and her husband, Carl, farmed southeast of New Hampton, Iowa. On retirement, they moved to New Hampton and Martha began to build a rock garden. The medium was concrete, covered with shards of glass and pottery, and rocks that came from every state in the union.

Reminiscent of other self-taught artisans, the structures are whimsical in nature. Upon her death, civic leaders had the rock garden moved to Mikkelson Park.

Update Log 

  • July 24, 2012: Added by J.R. Manning

Sources 

  • J.R. Manning - thekitchenguy [at] sbcglobal [dot] net