Weekdays: 9 am to 4 pm 

Weekends: Closed


The gardens, grounds, woodland & prairie trails, and gift shop are open to visitors during normal business hours. 



Save the Date

Dad’s Belgian Waffles

Saturday, December 3rd

9 am to 11:30 am

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Evergreen Designs for the Holidays

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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

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