Join us for a cookout as we celebrate the accomplishments of our volunteers.
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
Come for a wonderful morning with our neighbor and extraordinary naturalist, Mike Havlik. He’s back with music, stories, books, and a LIVE critter. What will it be? We’re guessing an owl. What do you think? Whatever it is, you will be up close and get all your curious questions answered. We wrap up the morning with a hike led by Mike followed by snacks. The Arboretum is so lucky to have Mike in our big backyard. He’s worked for many years with Des Moines Y Camp and is now a naturalist with Dallas County Conservation. If you have missed out on this annual event, JUMP IN NOW! It’s always awesome. Returning fans are always welcome because there’s something new to learn. Dress for the weather; we hope to be outside the full two hours.
$10 per family for members $15 per family nonmembers
The Arboretum is an inspirational setting for this creative experience. Arboretum neighbor, Carla Boekelman, a retired art teacher, will be your gentle instructor in the use of oil pastels. Take a closer look at autumn flowers, foliage, and fruits. Discover something about yourself. No prerequisites, no experience necessary. You can take one, two, or all three classes on the third Sunday in September, October, and November.
Open to adults and students in grade 5 and up. Please preregister so we’ll have enough supplies.
$10 members $15 nonmembers
plus one-time $5 materials fee. Participants will keep the oil pastels.
The Iowa Arborist Association is hosting an event for professional tree climbers to share the latest in tree climbing techniques and equipment. Climbers will compete against each other to test their tree climbing skills. Climbers will have to rescuing an injured worker from a tree and speed climb trees. The public is invited to bring a lawn chair and watch the fun!”
Fee for Contestants: members-$35.00 and non-members $45.00
Lunch provided for contestants but will also be available to spectators for $10.00
To Register: Scott Carlson
We are delighted to host and support a perennial fundraiser organized by the Foundation for the Boone Area Humane Society. You can get all the registration details from Krista Moffit, Foundation President, email@example.com. Updates will be posted on the Arboretum website. Rain or shine, wag and woof.
Volunteers, with or without dogs, are needed to stand by as course markers. A parent and child could do this together. If you are interested in helping, please contact Nan Bonfils, Education Coordinator – firstname.lastname@example.org
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.