We are excited to announce the completion of our Master Plan developed by landscape architecture firm Confluence (Des Moines).  This process began in 2015. Our staff, Board of Directors, and stakeholders have been concentrating on developing a master plan that will fulfill our vision of the Iowa Arboretum as the premier Iowa collection of trees, landscape plants, and native ecosystems.

As we celebrate our 50th anniversary this year, we hope that these plans will extend the educational and recreational opportunities that the arboretum has to offer.  Over the past 50 years, we have created a natural space for Iowa residents and other visitors to enjoy, and plan to continue this for many years to come.

Our Master Plan will be completed in phases over the next several years.  Funding will be acquired through revenue, grants, and fundraising. If you have an interest in supporting the arboretum’s Master Plan, please contact Mark Schneider, Executive Director, at 515.795.3216.