Martha Timm Rock Garden
1013 E Spring Street, New Hampton, Iowa
Artwork by a self-taught artisan, moved to Mikkelson Park.
Photo taken by J.R. Manning in July 2012
+43.05933, -92.2987943°03'34" N, 92°17'56" W
Quadrangle map:New Hampton
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.
- July 24, 2012: Added by J.R. Manning
- J.R. Manning - thekitchenguy [at] sbcglobal [dot] net