Events Calendar

Nov
11
Sat
Wrappin’ at the Arboretum
Nov 11 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
Wrappin' at the Arboretum

Come enjoy a breakfast burrito wrap and then go shopping at the Iowa Arboretum Holiday Sale. All gift shop items purchased will get complimentary gift wrapping. 

Fee: $8

 

Nov
12
Sun
Fall Floral Workshop
Nov 12 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Time for our annual fall floral workshop lead by Nan Bonfils and Sandy Gossman.  We guarantee you will take home something you can use right away plus tips from Nan and Sandy for quick switch outs to give your piece a fresh look for winter.  Nan and Sandy will guide you and inspire you to complete a seasonal door decoration for your home.  They will also demonstrate how to assemble a companion standing arrangement for you entrance using similar materials.  You will leave with enough plant material to complete the second project at home if you wish.  Participants, guided by Arboretum staff, will be allowed to gather plant materials from the Arboretum grounds for this workshop (that’s half the fun!).  Please dress so that you can spend some time outdoors and please bring garden clippers and light gloves.  All other materials will be provided.

Children are welcome accompany an adult in making their project.  Children who wish to complete a separate project need to pay a separate workshop fee.

$20 members, $25 nonmembers

Jan
13
Sat
Snowshoeing
Jan 13 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Come and test out some snowshoes!  Boone County Naturalist Katie Healy will be here to teach participants how to snowshoe on January 13th and February 3rd.  Join us for a discussion about snowshoeing before hitting the trails to experience snowshoeing for yourself.  Afterwards, regroup in the Hughes Education Building for a cup of hot cocoa.  If there’s no snow, join us instead for a winter hike along the same route.  Snowshoes will be provided.

Free event

Feb
3
Sat
Snowshoeing
Feb 3 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Come and test out some snowshoes!  Boone County Naturalist Katie Healy will be here to teach participants how to snowshoe on January 13th and February 3rd.  Join us for a discussion about snowshoeing before hitting the trails to experience snowshoeing for yourself.  Afterwards, regroup in the Hughes Education Building for a cup of hot cocoa.  If there’s no snow, join us instead for a winter hike along the same route.  Snowshoes will be provided.

Free event

Apr
7
Sat
Spring Symposium – Speaker: Joseph Tychonievich
Apr 7 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Spring Symposium - Speaker: Joseph Tychonievich

Speaker: Joseph Tychonievich

Morning Topic: Rock Gardening: Reimagining a Classic Style for Today’s Garden

 Afternoon Topic: Dealing With Your Hosta Addiction: Cool Alternatives for the Shade 

A life long gardener and lover of plants, Joseph has worked for nurseries in the US and Japan, has been a repeated guest on public radio’s food show The Splendid Table, and was named by Organic Gardening Magazine as one of “…six young horticulturists who are helping to shape how America gardens.”
Joseph is the author of
Plant Breeding for the Home Gardener, The Complete Guide to Gardeners, and Rock Gardening: Reimagining a Classic Style and is the editor the North American Rock Garden Society Quarterly.