Events Calendar

Sep
10
Sat
Iris, Peony and Unique Plant Sale – Saturday and Sunday
Sep 10 @ 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
11
Sun
Iris, Peony and Unique Plant Sale – Saturday and Sunday
Sep 11 @ 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
15
Thu
Garden Study School – Federated Garden Clubs of Iowa – Course IV – Series 11
Sep 15 @ 8:00 am – 4:00 pm

Gardening Study School, Course IV, Series 11, sponsored by Federated Garden Clubs of Iowa, September 15 (8:00 am.-4:00 pm.) and Sept.16 (8:15 am.- 12 pm). Courses are open to the public and can be taken in any order. Topics will be:  A New Garden for Iowa – Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden, Techniques for Growing Fruit, Tree Identification and Outdoor Identification of Plants, Home Irrigation Systems, Techniques for growing Woody Ornamentals, and Specialized Styles of Gardening.  Testing is available to work toward the Gardening Study Consultant certificate (12:45 pm to 3:30 pm – Sept. 16). Master Gardeners qualify for 10 hours continuing education for the course. Price for the course is $50 and course plus exam $55. For information contact adamaelewis@gmail.com

FEDERATED GARDEN CLUBS OF IOWA  (FGCI)

                             GARDENING STUDY SCHOOL, COURSE IV – SERIES 11

                                            IOWA ARBORETUM, MADRID, IOWA

                                                  HUGHES EDUCATION CENTER

                                                           September 15-16, 2016

 

Open to the Public

 

SEPTEMBER 15,  2016 (Thursday)

8:00 – 8:20 a.m.              COFFEE AND REGISTRATION

8:20 – 8:30                      INTRODUCTIONS & ANNOUNCEMENTS

8:30 –9:30                      A New Garden for Iowa- the Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden  1.0 hr Stephanie Jutila,  President and CEO, Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden

 

9:30                                BREAK

9:45 – 11:15                   TECHNIQUES FOR GROWING  FRUIT                                   1.5 hrs

Diana Cochran, Dept. of Horticulture, ISU

11:15  a.m. – 12:15 p.m. HOME IRRIGATION SYSTEMS                                               1.0 hr

Daniel Strey, Research Associate/Turfgrass Specialist, ISU

12:15 –12:45                  LUNCH (Please bring sack lunch)

12:45-4:00                      *TREE IDENTIFICATION and OUTDOOR IDENTIFICATION OF PLANTS

Presentation and Exam following Tivon Feeley, Forest Health Program Leader, DNR          3.25 hrs

 

SEPTEMBER 16, 2016 (Friday)

8:15 a.m.                        COFFEE

8:30 – 10:00                   *TECHNIQUES FOR GROWING WOODY                              1.5 hrs

ORNAMENTALS,

Brandon Miller, Graduate Assistant, Dept. of Horticulture, ISU

10:00                              BREAK

10:15 a.m.– 12:15 p.m.  *SPECIALIZED STYLES OF GARDENING                              2.0 hrs

Lynnette Carpenter, Horticulture Educator

12:15                              LUNCH (Please bring sack lunch)

12:45-3:30                      EXAM for today’s presentations

 

*SUBJECTS TO BE TESTED.

____________________________________________________________________________________

Gardening Study School IV, Session 11, Sept. 15-16, 2016, Iowa Arboretum, 1875 Peach Avenue, Madrid, IA (in the Hughes Education Center)   Coffee provided.

Recommended reading: The National Gardener magazine. Phone: 1-800-550-6007 to subscribe.

Master Gardeners may be awarded 1 hour CEU for each 1 hr of class time.

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FGCI Registration – Gardening Study Course IV, Series 11, SEPTEMBER  15-16, 2016

REGISTRATIONS ACCEPTED UNTIL TUES. SEPT 8. NO REFUNDS AFTER SEPT . 8.

WALK-INS ALWAYS WELCOME, BUT  HANDOUTS NOT LIKELY AVAILABLE.

NAME_____________________________________Your  FGCI Garden Club                              

ADDRESS________________________________________________ Are you a Garden Consultant?___                                                                                                                                                            

CITY, STATE, ZIP                                                                                                                             

TELEPHONE                                           E-MAIL ADDRESS                                                           

Unless checked, we use your e-mail to contact you with National Garden Clubs, Inc. information, including future Gardening Study Schools. _____

Class $50 ____  Class + test $55 ___   Class + refresher: $55 ___  MAKE CHECKS  PAYABLE TO Gardening Study School. MAIL TO 122 N. Russell Ave., Ames, IA 50010. Phone (515) 232-0608,

Sep
16
Fri
Garden Study School – Federated Garden Clubs of Iowa – Course IV – Series 11
Sep 16 @ 8:15 am – 3:30 pm

Gardening Study School, Course IV, Series 11, sponsored by Federated Garden Clubs of Iowa, September 15 (8:00 am.-4:00 pm.) and Sept.16 (8:15 am.- 12 pm). Courses are open to the public and can be taken in any order. Topics will be:  A New Garden for Iowa – Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden, Techniques for Growing Fruit, Tree Identification and Outdoor Identification of Plants, Home Irrigation Systems, Techniques for growing Woody Ornamentals, and Specialized Styles of Gardening.  Testing is available to work toward the Gardening Study Consultant certificate (12:45 pm to 3:30 pm – Sept. 16). Master Gardeners qualify for 10 hours continuing education for the course. Price for the course is $50 and course plus exam $55. For information contact adamaelewis@gmail.com

FEDERATED GARDEN CLUBS OF IOWA  (FGCI)

                             GARDENING STUDY SCHOOL, COURSE IV – SERIES 11

                                            IOWA ARBORETUM, MADRID, IOWA

                                                  HUGHES EDUCATION CENTER

                                                           September 15-16, 2016

 

Open to the Public

 

SEPTEMBER 15,  2016 (Thursday)

8:00 – 8:20 a.m.              COFFEE AND REGISTRATION

8:20 – 8:30                      INTRODUCTIONS & ANNOUNCEMENTS

8:30 –9:30                      A New Garden for Iowa- the Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden  1.0 hr

Stephanie Jutila,  President and CEO, Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden

 

9:30                                BREAK

9:45 – 11:15                   TECHNIQUES FOR GROWING  FRUIT                                   1.5 hrs

Diana Cochran, Dept. of Horticulture, ISU

11:15  a.m. – 12:15 p.m. HOME IRRIGATION SYSTEMS                                               1.0 hr

Daniel Strey, Research Associate/Turfgrass Specialist, ISU

12:15 –12:45                  LUNCH (Please bring sack lunch)

12:45-4:00                      *TREE IDENTIFICATION and OUTDOOR IDENTIFICATION OF PLANTS

Presentation and Exam following

Tivon Feeley, Forest Health Program Leader, DNR          3.25 hrs

 

SEPTEMBER 16, 2016 (Friday)

8:15 a.m.                        COFFEE

8:30 – 10:00                   *TECHNIQUES FOR GROWING WOODY                              1.5 hrs

ORNAMENTALS,

Brandon Miller, Graduate Assistant, Dept. of Horticulture, ISU

10:00                              BREAK

10:15 a.m.– 12:15 p.m.  *SPECIALIZED STYLES OF GARDENING                              2.0 hrs

Lynnette Carpenter, Horticulture Educator

12:15                              LUNCH (Please bring sack lunch)

12:45-3:30                      EXAM for today’s presentations

 

*SUBJECTS TO BE TESTED.

____________________________________________________________________________________

Gardening Study School IV, Session 11, Sept. 15-16, 2016, Iowa Arboretum, 1875 Peach Avenue, Madrid, IA (in the Hughes Education Center)   Coffee provided.

Recommended reading: The National Gardener magazine. Phone: 1-800-550-6007 to subscribe.

Master Gardeners may be awarded 1 hour CEU for each 1 hr of class time.

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FGCI Registration – Gardening Study Course IV, Series 11, SEPTEMBER  15-16, 2016

REGISTRATIONS ACCEPTED UNTIL TUES. SEPT 8. NO REFUNDS AFTER SEPT . 8.

WALK-INS ALWAYS WELCOME, BUT  HANDOUTS NOT LIKELY AVAILABLE.

NAME_____________________________________Your  FGCI Garden Club                              

ADDRESS________________________________________________ Are you a Garden Consultant?___                                                                                                                                                            

CITY, STATE, ZIP                                                                                                                             

TELEPHONE                                           E-MAIL ADDRESS                                                           

Unless checked, we use your e-mail to contact you with National Garden Clubs, Inc. information, including future Gardening Study Schools. _____

Class $50 ____  Class + test $55 ___   Class + refresher: $55 ___  MAKE CHECKS  PAYABLE TO Gardening Study School. MAIL TO 122 N. Russell Ave., Ames, IA 50010. Phone (515) 232-0608,

 

Oct
13
Thu
Pumpkin Carving
Oct 13 @ 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
15
Sat
Ar “boo” ween” Halloween Event
Oct 15 @ 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 15 @ 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.

Nov
12
Sat
Holiday Sale
Nov 12 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Delight in holiday treats and sounds as the festive season begins at the Arboretum’s gift shop. Find the perfect gift at the Holiday Sale.

Dec
3
Sat
Dad’s Belgian Waffles
Dec 3 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Dad's Belgian Waffles

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.

Home Grown Holidays
Dec 3 @ 9:54 pm – Dec 18 @ 10:54 pm

 Decorated Tree Display at the Iowa Arboretum

 

Come and celebrate the best of Iowa grown Christmas trees at the Iowa Arboretum.  Each tree is creatively decorated by local clubs, schools and organizations. Last year the following organizations participated: Boone County Master Gardener Association, Story County Master Gardener Association, Ames Garden Club, Boone Garden Club, Centering Porch (Madrid), Macaroni Kid – Story and Boone County, Madrid Garden Club, ISU Horticulture Club, United Community School PTO, Woodward Resource Center, ISU Women’s Club Gardening Division, Genesis Development, Boone County Girl Scouts,  and the Boone County Family YMCA.  The event is free and open to the public

 

Open from 9am to 4pm during the week, 10am to 4pm on Saturday and 12 to 4pm on Sunday.