Events Calendar

September – December 2014

Sep
6
Sat
Native Prairie Tours – 2pm
Sep 6 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
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Celebrate Iowa Prairie Heritage Week at the Iowa Arboretum.

Kick off Iowa Prairie Heritage Week on September 6th with a guided tour through the 8 acres of native prairie at the Iowa Arboretum. Experience the Iowa landscape as it used to be, covered with tall grass and colorful forbs. Bring your camera or binoculars to capture the many birds that call the prairie home, including the brilliantly feathered Bluebird and the majestic Bald Eagle. The Iowa Arboretum’s Horticulture Project Manager, Joe McNally, will guide you through the prairie and talk about how valuable this ecosystem is to the animals and plants that inhabit it. 

Sep
13
Sat
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
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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.

Sep
14
Sun
Iris, Peony and Unique Plant Sale – Saturday and Sunday
Sep 14 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Iris, Peony and Unique Plant Sale - Saturday and Sunday
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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

Oct
18
Sat
Hullabaloo
Oct 18 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Hullabaloo
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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 18 @ 6:00 pm – Oct 18 @ 9:00 pm
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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
6
Sat
Dad’s Belgian Waffles
Dec 6 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Dad's Belgian Waffles
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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.