Gift Shop Paperwhite Sale


Paperwhite Bulbs Are In!


Enjoy the delightful fragrance of these easy to grow Daffodil bulbs, also called Narcissus, in every room for the holidays. Just put them in a solid dish or container with some decorative marbles or pebbles add water and in 3-4 weeks you will be enjoying a touch of spring.

Visit the Iowa Arboretum Gift store and get them while they last!

$2.00 each
3 for $5

Historic Homes and Gardens of the Scottish Highlands

Historic Homes and Gardens of the Scottish Highlands (May 22-31, 2015).  Be inspired by the world’s most beautiful gardens!  Join travel authority Bob Oliver from Legacy Tour & Travel to learn more about the trip. 

• Tour 10 public and private gardens in the magnificent Highlands of Scotland
• Ride behind a steam locomotive over the famed West Highlands Railway
• See Inveraray Castle & Gardens, ancestral home of Clan Campbell
• Visit a historic distillery to see single malt whiskey being made


For more information refer to the brochure below:

Historic Home and Gardens-Scottish Highlands

2013 Annual Report

2013 was an import year for the Iowa Arboretum. A Strategic Plan was created to give the Iowa Arboretum new direction. Three goals were adopted by the Board of Directors: Improve Systems; Develop a plan for Hiring a Master Plan Company; and Establish Financial Stability for the Iowa Arboretum. The Board, staff and volunteers focused on bringing stability to the Arboretum while building a good foundation for future growth.

To read more information about the highlights from the 2013 Annual Report click here.

Learn more about Emerald Ash Bore

Here is some links compiled about Emerald Ash Bore and how to identify it from Iowa State University Extension Outreach Program and Iowa Tree Pests.

Additionally, if you are thinking you need to hire a Tree Care consultant this is a good article that describes what you should do to protect yourself and property as well as suggestions when hiring individuals or companies.

The following information has been compiled by the Department of Horticulture, Iowa State University for information about what are good replacement trees for shade and small stature Ash trees.