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The Iowa Arboretum & Gardens

Welcome to the Iowa Arboretum & Gardens! 
The Iowa Arboretum & Gardens is a community-supported public garden that inspires curiosity, discovery, and appreciation of the natural landscape. Immerse yourself in a world of tranquility and botanical excellence as you explore beautiful gardens, open-planted tree areas, and native woodland & prairie trails. Vibrant colors and fragrant scents will captivate your senses. The Arboretum is conveniently located near the Des Moines metro area and surrounding communities.

Imagine a Treehouse…

where children of all ages and abilities can come together to play and be outdoors with nature and their families.

Opening in late Spring or early summer of 2024 (check back for an opening date)

The Arboretum


A pretty spectacular oasis of a dazzling array of different species of trees and plants in the middle of Iowa farmland. A somewhat hidden gem. Includes a pond with fountain. Tours on a cart are available. Recommended! And music once a month in the summer. Pretty magical.
–Donald Erickson

Visit Us Today!

Weekdays: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Weekends: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
(April – October) The trails are currently closed for the winter for construction
Members: Free!
Adults: $10
Youth: (3 years – 12 years) $5
Child: (2 years & under) – Free

Tour Buses: $150

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