The Iowa Arboretum

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

The Iowa Arboretum’s gardens, grounds, and trails are open to the public.

Weekdays – 9 am to 4 pm

Saturday: 10 am to 4 pm                         Sunday 10 am to 4 pm

Fee: Members are Free    Non-members – $7 for adults, $2 for children (3 to 12 years), 2 yrs and under – Free

Drop cash or checks in the admission box and credit card charges can be completed by clicking on this link.

(an attendant can help you process your credit card at the entrance)

This is a great time to join as member. Click here for more information.

Click here for updated Grounds, Gardens, and Trails guidelines.

The bathroom located on the side of the metal building by the greenhouse is open.

Special events and educational programs are offered throughout the year bringing people of all ages together for social, seasonal, and learning opportunities.


Experience trees, shrubs, and other plants along with wildlife at the Iowa Arboretum.

The Iowa Arboretum, located on 160 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.

 Agnes Whiting Iris Collection - Iowa Hybridizer

Agnes Whiting Iris Collection - Iowa Hybridizer

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