Events Calendar

May
1
Fri
Arboretum Garden Social and Auction (Formerly the Green Tie Affair) – Auction Items
May 1 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

 

Iowa Arboretum’s major “fun” raiser event featuring tasty delights, auction and plant sale.  This years theme is “Plants for pollinators and people.”  Bid on unique plants, garden decor and specialty gift items.  Attendees have the opportunity to be an “early bird” shopper at the spring plant sale.

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Fee:  $40 per person

 

May
2
Sat
Spring Plant Sale
May 2 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

The latest and greatest plant sale. Iowa Arboretum’s Annual Spring Plant Sale. Find unique and interesting plants for your Iowa garden.

 

Click here to download a copy 2015-Spring-Plant-Sale List

Climb a Tree
May 2 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Climb A Tree

May 2  –    10 am to 12 noon

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The Iowa Arborist Association will strap a harness and helmet on your junior arborist and lift your child into a tree.  A fantastic way to give your child a new view of the world!

 

May
3
Sun
Spring Plant Sale
May 3 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

The latest and greatest plant sale. Iowa Arboretum’s Annual Spring Plant Sale. Find unique and interesting plants for your Iowa garden.

 

Click here to download a copy 2015-Spring-Plant-Sale List

Jun
7
Sun
Classic Car Day
Jun 7 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Car Registration (free): 10 a.m. to 12 noon
12 noon to 3 p.m. – Bring your car or your camera and enjoy an afternoon admiring some of Iowa’s best-loved cars. Classic tunes will help set the mood and lunch will be available for purchase. Free to the public.

Sep
11
Fri
Early Bird Shopping for Members – Fall Plant Sale
Sep 11 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Membership does have its benefits. Be the first one on your block to shop the fall sale.  Become a member that day and shop until you drop.

Sep
12
Sat
Iris, Peony and Unique Plant Sale – Saturday and Sunday
Sep 12 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Iris, Peony and Unique Plant Sale - Saturday and Sunday

Saturday, September 13 & Sunday, September 14, 2014 – 9am  – 4:00pm

Dazzling, Eye-catching, Exquisite. Take your garden to the next level at the annual Iris, Peony and Unique Plant Sale in the Arboretum’s greenhouse

Join as a new member at the plant sale and receive a free plant.

Sep
13
Sun
Iris, Peony and Unique Plant Sale – Saturday and Sunday
Sep 13 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Iris, Peony and Unique Plant Sale - Saturday and Sunday

 

Saturday, September 13 & Sunday, September 14, 2014 – 9am  – 4:00pm

Dazzling, Eye-catching, Exquisite. Take your garden to the next level at the annual Iris, Peony and Unique Plant Sale in the Arboretum’s greenhouse.

Join as a new member at the plant sale and receive a free plant.

To download a list of the items for sale click here

Oct
10
Sat
Plants and Their Stories with “Java” Joe McNally
Oct 10 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

Have a delightful time sipping your coffee and walking the grounds with our own “Java” Joe McNally.  He will talk about the interesting plants that live at the Iowa Arboretum.  He will also answer your questions and refill your cups.

Members:  $10

Non-Members: $15

Oct
15
Thu
Pumpkin Carving
Oct 15 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Pumpkin Carving

Test your carving skills and enjoy a hot bowl of chili, a warm piece of cornbread and a cool dessert. The pumpkins will be displayed during the Arboretum’s Halloween events.

RSVP: info@iowaarboretum.org or by calling 515.795.3216