The Iowa Arboretum

Sharing Our Passion for Trees, Plants and Nature with All of Iowa

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Special events are offered throughout the year bringing people of all ages together for social , seasonal and fun activities.

Our main goal is to help people appreciate and better understand plant life. Here you can find classes and programming for adults and families to connect with nature.  Choose from a variety of classes from hands-on workshops to exciting speakers.

The Iowa Arboretum, located on 415 acres in Boone County’s Des Moines River Valley showcases hundreds of species of trees, shrubs and flowering plants in a tranquil setting. Woodland and prairie trails provide wonderful outdoor walking opportunities.

Wildlife at the arboretum

Connect with nature that is pure and simple. See butterflies, bees, bats, and beetles. Spot eagles, finches, orioles, and jays. When you are here, you hear nature.