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Dec
16
Tue
Home Grown Holidays
Dec 16 – Dec 30 all-day
Home Grown Holidays
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See Iowa grown Christmas trees creatively decorated for the holidays by local clubs, schools and organizations. Look for model trains rolling around the track. Find the perfect holiday present in the Arboretum’s gift shop. Fun for all ages.

Dec
17
Wed
Home Grown Holidays
Dec 17 – Dec 31 all-day
Home Grown Holidays
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See Iowa grown Christmas trees creatively decorated for the holidays by local clubs, schools and organizations. Look for model trains rolling around the track. Find the perfect holiday present in the Arboretum’s gift shop. Fun for all ages.

Dec
18
Thu
Home Grown Holidays
Dec 18 – Jan 1 all-day
Home Grown Holidays
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See Iowa grown Christmas trees creatively decorated for the holidays by local clubs, schools and organizations. Look for model trains rolling around the track. Find the perfect holiday present in the Arboretum’s gift shop. Fun for all ages.

Dec
19
Fri
Home Grown Holidays
Dec 19 – Jan 2 all-day
Home Grown Holidays
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See Iowa grown Christmas trees creatively decorated for the holidays by local clubs, schools and organizations. Look for model trains rolling around the track. Find the perfect holiday present in the Arboretum’s gift shop. Fun for all ages.

Dec
20
Sat
Home Grown Holidays
Dec 20 – Jan 3 all-day
Home Grown Holidays
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See Iowa grown Christmas trees creatively decorated for the holidays by local clubs, schools and organizations. Look for model trains rolling around the track. Find the perfect holiday present in the Arboretum’s gift shop. Fun for all ages.

Dec
21
Sun
Home Grown Holidays
Dec 21 – Jan 4 all-day
Home Grown Holidays
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See Iowa grown Christmas trees creatively decorated for the holidays by local clubs, schools and organizations. Look for model trains rolling around the track. Find the perfect holiday present in the Arboretum’s gift shop. Fun for all ages.

Jan
30
Fri
Soup Supper
Jan 30 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
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Warm up at the Arboretum with a hot bowl of soup, bread and fixings.  Finish with a warm slice of pie or cake.  A great way to connect with the Arboretum during the cooler months.  Speaker tba.

$7 per person

Feb
21
Sat
Growing and Training Fruit Trees and Ohter Edibles in Central Iowa
Feb 21 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
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Join Joe McNally (Horticulture Project Manager) and learn what varieties of fruit trees, shrubs and other edibles grow best in Central Iowa. Get hands on experience learning the proper planting, cultivation and pruning techniques to ensure years of tasty success. Dress appropriately for the weather, there will be some outdoor learning activities.

 

Fee:  $10 for members and $15 for non-members.

Feb
27
Fri
Soup Supper
Feb 27 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
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Warm up at the Arboretum with a hot bowl of soup, bread and fixings.  Finish with a warm slice of pie or cake.  A great way to connect with the Arboretum during the cooler months.  Speaker tba.

$7 per person

Feb
28
Sat
Birds and Breakfast
Feb 28 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
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Come eat and tweet! We’ll serve up breakfast for people and our feathered friends. Enjoy bird watching at our classroom window where you can be entertained by a variety of birds. We’ll have a bird watching expert here to help you locate and identify the birds. (If you have your own binoculars, bring them.) Make a winter craft to take home. Come as early as you can and stay as long as you wish. It’s a party!
$ 10 for members and $15 for non-members