Sep
20
Sun
ArbFeast – Cancelled
Sep 20 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
ArbFeast - Cancelled

Join us for our fourth annual ArbFeast. Enjoy an afternoon in the garden tasting delicious food and drinks while listing to live music. The funds from this event will be used to support our summer intern program. A fun afternoon supporting a good cause!  Tickets will be available at the door as well as online.

Sep
26
Sat
Grapevine Releaf Wreaths
Sep 26 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Grapevine Releaf Wreaths

For decades, Sandy Gossman and Nan Bonfils have been leading seasonal floral workshops. They have fired up your imaginations and guided your hands to create beautiful projects you take home with a smile. All to the benefit of the Iowa Arboretum.

Workshops are not possible this year because of COVID-19 and derecho aftermath. But Sandy and Nan still wanted to raise funds for Arboretum ReLeaf and make you smile. So they will be creating floral designs to sell online through the Arboretum website and donate all the money raised to the Arboretum ReLeaf fund.

 

Grapevine ReLeaf Wreath – Support the storm relief effort by purchasing a grapevine wreath. You can order one online here for pick–up on Saturday, September 26 at the Arboretum from 9 am to 12 noon. Each wreath costs $35 which you can pay when you order online.

No two wreaths will be quite alike so come early for the widest selection. Nan or Sandy will be there to greet you.

Sep
27
Sun
Arb Fall Florals- Cancelled
Sep 27 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

This event will be rescheduled to 2021.

Oct
10
Sat
Paws in the Park
Oct 10 @ 7:00 am – 10:00 am
Paws in the Park

On Saturday morning, October 10th, 2020, starting between 7:00 am and 8:00 am, The Foundation for the Boone Area Humane Society will hold its annual “Paws in the Park” 5K run/walk. We invite you, with or without your four-legged friend, to take a healthy 5K run/walk on behalf of the Foundation through the beautiful Iowa Arboretum.

Because of social distancing there will be no start to the race for all participants. Upon registration, you will be free to begin the course. Registration will be outside and masks will be encouraged at that time.

The entry fee is $30.00. The fee is $35.00 for registrations received after October 4th. Participants may also opt to pay the “Lazy Dog Fee” of $30.00 (Stay in bed and still support the Foundation).

Registration forms are also available at the Boone Area Humane Society, 226 West 16th , Boone, IA. Registrations before October 4th , will guarantee a T-shirt. Registrations on the day of the run are accepted. Questions can be directed to Krista Moffitt at (515)-230-2704.

Money raised from this fundraiser will go to support the Boone Area Humane Society through the Foundation for the Boone Area Humane Society

Dec
5
Sat
Art Mart- Cancelled
Dec 5 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
Art Mart- Cancelled

This event will be rescheduled to 2021.

Dad’s Belgian Waffles
Dec 5 @ 9:00 am – 11:30 am
Dad's Belgian Waffles

Dad’s Belgian Waffles returns to the Arboretum to serve mammoth size waffles that will fill your plate and satisfy your appetite.

More details to come!

Tickets are $9

Evergreen Releaf Wreaths
Dec 5 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Evergreen Releaf Wreaths

For decades Sandy Gossman and Nan Bonfils have been leading seasonal floral workshops. They have fired up your imaginations and guided your hands to create beautiful projects you take home with a smile. All to the benefit of the Iowa Arboretum.

Workshops are not possible this year because of COVID-19 and derecho aftermath. But Sandy and Nan still wanted to raise funds for Arboretum ReLeaf and make you smile. So they will be creating floral designs to sell online through the Arboretum website and donate all the money raised to the Arboretum ReLeaf fund.

In December they will make and sell four different evergreen designs ranging from soup bowl size to larger centerpiece and entryway items to full wreath.

The prices will range from $10 to $35 depending on size and materials. No two alike, but every one will be packed with fresh evergreens.

You will be able to see samples on the website and you can begin to order on November 7th for pick up on Saturday, December 5 from 9 am to 12 noon. Nan or Sandy will be there to greet you.

Apr
10
Sat
Spring Fever Symposium
Apr 10 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Spring Fever Symposium

Morning Talk:  Deer-Resistant Drama

Learn how to create a beautiful fence-free garden that thrives despite the deer. Discover the importance of a strong design, non-edible focal points, and be inspired by plant combinations that you will love but the deer won’t.

Afternoon Talk:  Foliage & Focal Points

Ideas for gardens and budgets of all sizes

Karen’s Bio

Born in England, she grew up with a trowel in her hand.

After moving to the Pacific Northwest in 1996 she joined one of the leading garden nurseries as a garden plant specialist. Helping hundreds of customers create beautiful combinations of plants to enhance their outdoor living spaces was always a delight. Ten years later she established Le Jardinet in order to provide a service that takes all the time, stress and guesswork out of the design process.

In the recent past, she has taught container gardening at Edmonds Community College and continues to teach both container and landscape design in occasional workshops and events as well as offering a range of online learning opportunities .

With excellent reviews on the Great Garden Speakers website, she frequently gives presentations at flower & garden shows, trade conferences, horticultural organizations, nurseries and garden clubs.

When she is not teaching garden design or talking about it she is writing about it, and her articles and designs have been featured in many national gardening publications including Fine GardeningCountry GardensSunset, and Garden Design. She has co-authored two books with Christina Salwitz: the award-winning Fine Foliage (St. Lynn’s Press, 2013) and the highly acclaimed Gardening with Foliage First (Timber Press, 2017), and the next book Deer-Resistant Design is due for release in July 2019 (Timber Press).

She specializes in creating artistic plant combinations with a four-season foliage framework, functional outdoor living spaces and deer resistant, summer-dry designs.

Lunch included in the price of the ticket.  Karen’s books will be available for sale.