Events Calendar

Jun
4
Sun
Classic Car Day
Jun 4 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Classic Car Day

Car Registration (free): 11 a.m. to 12 noon
12 noon to 2 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.

Jun
11
Sun
Garden Rendezvous
Jun 11 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

 

18th Annual Iowa Garden Rendezvous

Sunday, June 11
9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. 

It’s time to make plans to attend the annual IOWA GARDEN RENDEZVOUS. Tour some of the best conifer gardens in central Iowa. Meet other confer enthusiasts, talk about plants, see new plants, and get ideas for your garden.  Meet at the Iowa Arboretum to start your day.

 

Schedule
9:00AM to 11:30AM – Arrive and tour the Iowa Arboretum. Receive a Rendezvous Souvenir Handout Folder. This will have maps and directions to the other gardens,

11:30AM to 12:30 PM Lunch at the Iowa Arboretum.  Lunch is included in your ticket price.

12:30PM to 5:00PM Visit Gardens (Constance & Greg Skinner, Cindy and Mathew Bailey, Judi & Larry Greene, Paula & Joe Flynn)

To register download the form or contact Gary Whittenbaugh at (319) 283-3050/email: franmara@mchsi.com.

Click here to download registration form

Sep
9
Sat
Plant Sale
Sep 9 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Plant Sale

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.

Sep
10
Sun
Woof Walk
Sep 10 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Woof Walk

It’s our second WOOF WALK of 2017 – a fun afternoon for canines and the people who love them.  Bring your dog for a little socializing with others as you walk a trail of seasonal riddles, all Floppy approved and sure to make you smile. No dog, no problem. You will still get exercise, meet new people, and grin.  Refreshments and small porch prizes await you. Start at Hughes Education Center porch any time between 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m.

Free for members, $5.00 for non-members
Well-behaved dogs on leashes are welcome.

Fall Plant Sale
Sep 10 @ 11:00 pm – Sep 11 @ 3:00 pm

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.

Sep
24
Sun
ArbFeast
Sep 24 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
ArbFeast

The Iowa Arboretum is holding a new event this year called ArbFeast. Food and drink will be served in different gardens. The funds from this event will be used to support our summer intern program. A fun evening supporting a good cause!

Oct
19
Thu
Pumpkin Carving
Oct 19 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 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.

Oct
21
Sat
Ar “Boo” Ween
Oct 21 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Ar "Boo" Ween

Put on your favorite super hero, princess or creative costume and join the parade of activities and treats at the Arboretum. Scarecrows and pumpkins will be decorated for the holiday. Enjoy hayrides, the hay maze and games at this fun family Halloween event.

Ar “Boo” Scare
Oct 21 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Ar "Boo" Scare

As the sun sets over the Iowa Arboretum…the Halloween Ar “Boo” Scare event begins. Darkness, sounds of time past and hidden surprises set the stage for Halloween night.  Walk the “No Return Hidden Trial” and ride the “Hayride to the Valley of Darkness.” Bring a flashlight, wear a costume and enjoy the cool night air. Look for carved pumpkins, scare crows and lots of treats and treasures at this night event.

Nov
11
Sat
Holiday Sale
Nov 11 @ 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
Holiday Sale

Delight in holiday treats and sounds as the festive season begins at the Arboretum’s gift shop. Find the perfect gift at the Holiday Sale. All gift shop items purchased will get complimentary gift wrapping.