Events Calendar

Dec
2
Sat
WinterFest
Dec 2 – Dec 17 all-day
WinterFest

Come and celebrate the best of Iowa Grown Christmas trees at the Iowa Arboretum. Each tree is decorated by local clubs, schools and organizations. This event is free and open to the public.

Open from 9am to 4pm during the week, 10am to 4pm on Saturday and 12 to 4pm on Sunday.

Jan
13
Sat
Snowshoeing
Jan 13 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Come and test out some snowshoes!  Boone County Naturalist Katie Healy will be here to teach participants how to snowshoe on January 13th and February 3rd.  Join us for a discussion about snowshoeing before hitting the trails to experience snowshoeing for yourself.  Afterwards, regroup in the Hughes Education Building for a cup of hot cocoa.  If there’s no snow, join us instead for a winter hike along the same route.  Snowshoes will be provided.

Free event

Feb
3
Sat
Snowshoeing
Feb 3 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Come and test out some snowshoes!  Boone County Naturalist Katie Healy will be here to teach participants how to snowshoe on January 13th and February 3rd.  Join us for a discussion about snowshoeing before hitting the trails to experience snowshoeing for yourself.  Afterwards, regroup in the Hughes Education Building for a cup of hot cocoa.  If there’s no snow, join us instead for a winter hike along the same route.  Snowshoes will be provided.

Free event

Apr
7
Sat
Spring Symposium – Speaker: Joseph Tychonievich
Apr 7 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Spring Symposium - Speaker: Joseph Tychonievich

Speaker: Joseph Tychonievich

Morning Topic: Rock Gardening: Reimagining a Classic Style for Today’s Garden

 Afternoon Topic: Dealing With Your Hosta Addiction: Cool Alternatives for the Shade 

A life long gardener and lover of plants, Joseph has worked for nurseries in the US and Japan, has been a repeated guest on public radio’s food show The Splendid Table, and was named by Organic Gardening Magazine as one of “…six young horticulturists who are helping to shape how America gardens.”
Joseph is the author of
Plant Breeding for the Home Gardener, The Complete Guide to Gardeners, and Rock Gardening: Reimagining a Classic Style and is the editor the North American Rock Garden Society Quarterly.