Events Calendar

Sep
11
Fri
Early Bird Shopping for Members – Fall Plant Sale
Sep 11 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Membership does have its benefits. Be the first one on your block to shop the fall sale.  Become a member that day and shop until you drop.

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

Sep
17
Thu
Garden Study School
Sep 17 @ 8:15 am – 4:15 pm

Gardening Study School, Course II, Series 11, sponsored by Federated Garden Clubs of Iowa, September 17(8:15 am.-4:15 pm.) and Sept.18 (8:15 am.-12:15 pm). Courses are open to the public and can be taken in any order. Topics will be Techniques for Growing Vegetables, Understanding Plant Diseases, Techniques for Growing Lawns and Alternatives, Container Gardening, How New Plants are Developed and Evaluated, Understanding Insect Diseases and a presentation sponsored by the Monarch Butterfly Consortium.  Testing is available to work toward the Gardening Study Consultant certificate. Master Gardeners qualify for 10 hours continuing education for the course. Price for the course is $40 and course plus exam $45. For information contact adamaelewis@gmail.com

 

2015 Garden Study School Agenda

Sep
18
Fri
Garden Study School
Sep 18 @ 8:15 am – 12:15 pm

Gardening Study School, Course II, Series 11, sponsored by Federated Garden Clubs of Iowa, September 17(8:15 am.-4:15 pm.) and Sept.18 (8:15 am.-12:15 pm). Courses are open to the public and can be taken in any order. Topics will be Techniques for Growing Vegetables, Understanding Plant Diseases, Techniques for Growing Lawns and Alternatives, Container Gardening, How New Plants are Developed and Evaluated, Understanding Insect Diseases and a presentation sponsored by the Monarch Butterfly Consortium.  Testing is available to work toward the Gardening Study Consultant certificate. Master Gardeners qualify for 10 hours continuing education for the course. Price for the course is $40 and course plus exam $45. For information contact adamaelewis@gmail.com

2015 Garden Study School Agenda

Oct
10
Sat
Plants and Their Stories with “Java” Joe McNally
Oct 10 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

Have a delightful time sipping your coffee and walking the grounds with our own “Java” Joe McNally.  He will talk about the interesting plants that live at the Iowa Arboretum.  He will also answer your questions and refill your cups.

Members:  $10

Non-Members: $15

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.