Events Calendar

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
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
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

Oct
17
Sat
Ar “boo” ween” Halloween Event
Oct 17 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Ar "boo" ween" Halloween Event

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 17 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

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.

Dec
5
Sat
Dad’s Belgian Waffles
Dec 5 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Dad's Belgian Waffles

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.