All-Iowa Hort Expo Success!
Spring weather is always temperamental, but the our passion for gardening is always revived during this season. Over 600 people visited the Iowa State Horticultural Society's All-Iowa Horticulture Exposition in Ottumwa March 26-27th to attend educational programming and visit the Trade Show for what's new in Horticulture. The Iowa Arboretum's room featured books, plants, and whimsical items that many enjoyed, some even walking away with arms full of willow branches from our grounds. The staff and volunteers had a wonderful time meeting so many enthusiastic gardeners. Please enjoy the photos of our adventure to beautiful southeast Iowa!
The Arboretum staff and volunteers model our gear, from hats to puppet friends!
Gift shop items
More gift shop items plus one of our great volunteers
Succulent plants in troughs hand made by Arboretum staff and volunteers.
Some tables featured books, others featured plants. Gardeners gearing up for the season found the perfect hat for the afternoon sun!
Peggy Jo, our new work study intern from Iowa State University, gives a big smile from behind our Arboretum flower!
Director of Horticulture Lesley L. Joplin and Peggy Jo greet visitors from a table outside of the Arboretum's room.