December 10, 2012January 18, 2018

First Winter Snowfall

The first winter snowfall at the Arboretum reminds us that winter has begun in Iowa. The snow is important for insulating the ground and providing future moisture. The summer drought makes us realize the importance of winter precipitation.

December 3, 2012January 18, 2018

Holidays at the Arboretum

Christmas trees decorated by local garden groups and organizations are on display at the Iowa Arboretum from December 3rd through December 24th. The display of Iowa-grown and beautifully decorated Christmas trees is free and open to the public. See a G-scale model train running under the “Arboretum Train Tree.” After viewing the trees, be sure...