Weekdays: 9 am to 4 pm 

Weekends: 10 am to 4 pm


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



Summer Concert Series

Tuesday, August 9th, 2022

Dueling Fiddles

5 pm to 8 pm

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Practical Farmers of Iowa

Sunday, September 11th, 2022

1:30 pm to 3 pm

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Summer Concert Series

Tuesday, September 13th, 2022

Diva and the Deacons

5 pm to 8 pm

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Fall Woof Walk

Sunday, September 18th

9 am to 11 am

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Paws in the Park

Saturday, October 1st

 7 am to 10 am

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Fall into Fashion

Friday, October 21st

6:30 pm to 8 pm

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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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