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Upcoming Events

Waffle Breakfast

Saturday, March 25, 2023 – 9 am to 11:30 am

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Since 1968, the Iowa Arboretum & Gardens has grown as a stand-alone nonprofit public garden with the help of people and businesses like yours. You can help the Arboretum continue to grow as an educational, recreational, and cultural resource to all that visit.

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Plan Your Special Day

One of the most beautiful gardens in Iowa is the backdrop to any gathering you hold at the Arboretum. Indoor and outdoor spaces are perfect for weddings, meetings, special events, and other life events.  Schedule a tour now.

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The Iowa Arboretum & Gardens

The Iowa Arboretum & Gardens is a nonprofit organization. Designed gardens, open planted trees, and native woodland trails are open to the public by admission fee or membership. A gift shop is located in the Hughes Education Center.  We are located between Boone and Madrid in rural Boone County and are easily accessible by paved roads. The address is 1875 Peach Avenue, Madrid.

Open Hours are:

Weekdays: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Weekends: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. (April – October)

For Directions, click here.


Download our brochure to learn more about us.

Become a Member

Joining the Iowa Arboretum & Gardens is a great way to support this great Garden and resource. Benefits include free admission, discounts for educational programs, a 10% discount in the gift shop, and reciprocal benefits at over 345 botanical gardens, conservatories, and arboreta.

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Join our team of dedicated volunteers who share their skills, grow their knowledge, and demonstrate their abilities at the Arboretum.  Volunteer opportunities include maintaining gardens, helping host special events, providing information to our guests in the gift shop, and more. Volunteers make a difference!

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The Arboretum

“I personally care about the Iowa Arboretum because it is an incredible resource that showcases the true nature of our lands of Iowa.  It is a great place to relax and reconnect with our natural environment. “

Arboretum Board Member


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