April – October 2014
It’s time to get started in the garden. And you can take home a little bit of garden today. We’ll look at how plants get started (propagation) and explore the difference between annuals and perennials. Every family will take home a hanging flower pouch. Nan Bonfils, Arboretum staffer, will co-teach with our invited instructor.
Fee: $10 per family per class for Arboretum members and $15 per family non-members. Click here to Register
Registration Deadline: May 1
Meet in the Cafferty Building.
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, Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden, Better Homes and Gardens Test Garden and Reiman Gardens – Iowa State University.
Celebrate Wildflowers at the Iowa Arboretum!
Join the Iowa Arboretum in celebrating Iowa Wildflower Month. Visit the Iowa Arboretum May 10th, at 10am, for a one hour staff guided wildflower tour through the Woodland Trails system and Native Prairie, as well self-guided tours any weekend in May. Explore the Woodland Trails system and discover Dutchman’s Breeches, Virginia Waterleaf and the unique Mayapple. The prairie tour offers a view into Iowa’s historical native tall grass prairie. Discover many vibrant colors among the tall grass with Prairie Phlox, Purple Prairie Clover and False Indigo in full bloom.
Celebrate Iowa Prairie Heritage Week at the Iowa Arboretum.
Kick off Iowa Prairie Heritage Week on September 7th 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. There will be two tours, the first will begin at 9am and the second at 11am, that last for about 45 minutes. Visit iowaarboretum.org for more details and other upcoming events.