May – December 2014
This national event is designed to raise awareness about the role America’s public gardens play in promoting environmental stewardship. Visit the Iowa Arboretum and the other public gardens in Central Iowa.
The Brenton Arboretum, Great Des Moines Botanical Garden, Better Homes and Gardens Test Garden and Reiman Gardens – Iowa State University.
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 Trail” 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.
Dad’s Belgian Waffles returns to the Arboretum to serve mammoth size waffles that will fill your plate and satisfy your appetite. See wonderfully Iowa Grown and decorated Christmas trees. Santa will be flying in from the North Pole to make a guest appearance. A great event for the entire family.
$8.00 per person. Children 5 and younger are free.