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The Iowa Arboretum & Gardens

Welcome to the enchanting Iowa Arboretum & Gardens! Immerse yourself in a world of tranquility and botanical excellence as you explore our meticulously crafted gardens, open-planted tree areas, and native woodland trails. Vibrant colors and fragrant scents will captivate your senses, creating an ambiance that is truly magical. 
Conveniently located between Boone and Madrid, our arboretum eagerly awaits your visit at 1875 Peach Avenue.

Come and experience the captivating allure of nature at the Iowa Arboretum & Gardens, where each moment promises serenity and botanical wonder. 

Imagine a Treehouse…

where children of all ages and abilities can come together to play and be outdoors with nature and their families.

Opening – Spring of 2024

There are no upcoming events at this time.

The Arboretum


A pretty spectacular oasis of a dazzling array of different species of trees and plants in the middle of Iowa farmland. A somewhat hidden gem. Includes a pond with fountain. Tours on a cart are available. Recommended! And music once a month in the summer. Pretty magical.
–Donald Erickson

Visit Us Today!

Weekdays: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Weekends: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
(April – October) The trails are closed for the winter for construction
Members: Free!
Adults: $8
Youth: (3 years – 12 years) $3
Child: (2 years & under) – Free

Tour Buses: $150

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