Events Calendar

September – December 2014

Sep
3
Wed
Garden Tour – Noerenberg Memorial Park and Gardens & University of Minnesota Landscape Arboretum
Sep 3 @ 6:15 am – Sep 3 @ 10:15 pm
Garden Tour - Noerenberg Memorial Park and Gardens & University of Minnesota Landscape Arboretum
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Travel on a luxury motor coach bus to visit two very special gardens in Minnesota.  The first stop is to Noerenberg Memorial Park and Gardens featuring a wide variety of unusual annuals, perennials, assorted grasses and daylilies.  The next stop is the University of Minnesota Landscape Arboretum which features 1,100 acres of gardens and woodlands.
The fare per person is $110.  For more information call 515.795.3216

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Sep
6
Sat
Lecture – Jim Locklear – The View from Phlox Mountain
Sep 6 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
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The View from Phlox Mountain
Phlox is a genus of 60 species that includes many of America’s most beloved wildflowers, and has yielded plants that are cultivated by gardeners around the world. Jim Locklear spent a decade researching and writing a book on this important group of plants that was published by Timber Press in 2011. His illustrated presentation will explore the ecology of phlox species in the wild and the history of their use in the garden. Jim is director of conservation at Lauritzen Gardens in Omaha, and he will also briefly describe the garden’s efforts to conserve endangered plants in the Great Plains. He has worked in the field of public horticulture for nearly 30 years, previously at the Dyck Arboretum of the Plains in Kansas, the Nebraska Statewide Arboretum, and the Morton Arboretum in Illinois.

Sponsored by the Iowa Native Plant Society.

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.

Oct
16
Thu
Pumpkin Carving
Oct 16 @ 5:00 pm – Oct 16 @ 8:00 pm
Pumpkin Carving
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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
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.

Nov
15
Sat
Holiday Sale
Nov 15 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
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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
7
Sun
Home Grown Holidays
Dec 7 – Dec 22 all-day
Home Grown Holidays
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See Iowa grown Christmas trees creatively decorated for the holidays by local clubs, schools and organizations. Look for model trains rolling around the track. Find the perfect holiday present in the Arboretum’s gift shop. Fun for all ages.