Mar 1 – May 31 all-day
12:00 am
We are seeking images that convey the beauty of the Arboretum throughout the year. Photographers of all ages and talent are encouraged to participate! For more information and complete submission guidelines, click here.Click to share on...
Apr 28 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 am
8:00 am
Join the Iowa Arboretum for a beautiful scenic 5K or 1 mi. Family Walk/Run on our trails. What could be a better spring location to enjoy the outdoors and celebrate Arbor Day? A fun variety...
Apr 28 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
10:00 am
The celebration of trees is scheduled from 10 am to 12 noon and is free to the public. Tree climbing for children will be the highlight of the morning. Children will put on a harness and...
May 4 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
5:00 pm
Price: $50 before April 27th, $60 for after April 27th It is time to attend the gardening social event of the year.  Whether it is to connect with friends, enjoy delicious food or sip wine, the Arboretum’s Garden...
May 5 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
9:00 am
This year’s plant sale will help celebrate the arboretum’s 50th anniversary by highlighting plants with the appropriate ‘golden’ theme. Of the plant sale selections, Hosta ‘Golden Anniversary’ captures our celebratory festivities best with its altering...
May 10 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
6:00 pm
Executive Director Mark Schneider will present the new Iowa Arboretum Master Plan.  The presentation is open to the public and  free.  RSVP by obtaining a ticket on this page.Click to share on Facebook (Opens in...
Iowa Arboretum
May 16 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
6:00 pm
Executive Director Mark Schneider will present the new Master Plan for the Iowa Arboretum.  The presentation is open to the public and  free.  RSVP by obtaining a ticket.Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new...
Iowa Arboretum
10:00 am
The Boone River Valley Festival fun starts at the Iowa Arboretum! Discover the natural beauty found at the arboretum with one of our family-friendly guided tours. Tours will begin at 10:00 AM and again at 10:45 AM. Tours last approximately...
Iowa Arboretum
Jun 1 – Aug 31 all-day
12:00 am
We are seeking images that convey the beauty of the Arboretum throughout the year. Photographers of all ages and talent are encouraged to participate! For more information and complete submission guidelines, click here.Click to share on...
Jun 3 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
12:00 pm
Car Registration (free): 11 a.m. to 12 noon 12 noon to 2 p.m. – Bring your car or your camera and enjoy an afternoon admiring some of Iowa’s best-loved cars. Classic tunes will help set...
Jun 4 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
10:00 am
Looking for a fun summer experience for your child?  Join us the first Monday of the month to experience our children’s summer series.  Best suited for 4-8-year-olds with an adult, we will explore a different...
Jun 9 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
12:00 pm
Immerse yourself in nature and experience the benefits of being fully present in the medicine of the forest.  This gentle forest therapy walk offers a rich experience in nature that can improve mood and provide...
1:00 pm
Come celebrate this momentous occasion by spending a lovely afternoon at the Iowa Arboretum. Join us as we reminisce about our past and learn about our impressive plans for the future! There will be delicious appetizers, a...
Jul 2 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
10:00 am
Looking for a fun summer experience for your child?  Join us the first Monday of the month to experience our children’s summer series.  Best suited for 4-8-year-olds with an adult, we will explore a different...
Jul 14 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
9:00 am
Reinvigorate your senses this summer with a refreshing look at herbs.  Donna Julseth from Prairieland Herbs will lead us on a tour of the arboretum’s herb garden.  She will share her extensive knowledge about herbs...
Aug 6 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
10:00 am
Looking for a fun summer experience for your child?  Join us the first Monday of the month to experience our children’s summer series.  Best suited for 4-8-year-olds with an adult, we will explore a different...
Aug 7 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
7:00 pm
Join us for a guided evening tour of our gorgeous summer grounds.  Enjoy the beauty of the summer blooms without the heat of the afternoon.  The tour will begin at the Hughes Education Center and...
Sep 1 – Nov 30 all-day
12:00 am
We are seeking images that convey the beauty of the Arboretum throughout the year. Photographers of all ages and talent are encouraged to participate! For more information and complete submission guidelines, click here.
Sep 15 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
9:00 am
Sep 23 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
1:00 pm
Join us for our second annual ArbFeast. Food and drink will be served in different gardens. The funds from this event will be used to support our summer intern program. A fun afternoon supporting a good...
Oct 6 @ 8:00 am – 11:00 am
8:00 am
The Foundation for the Boone Area Humane Society’s 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...
Oct 18 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm
5:30 pm
Test your carving skills and enjoy a hot bowl of chili, a warm piece of cornbread and a cool dessert. The pumpkins will be displayed during the Arboretum’s Halloween events. Free EventClick to share on...
Oct 20 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
1:00 pm
Put on your favorite superhero, princess or creative costume and join the parade of activities and treats at the Arboretum. Scarecrows and pumpkins will be decorated for the holiday. Enjoy hayrides, the hay maze and...
Oct 20 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
6:00 pm
As the sun sets over the Iowa Arboretum…the Halloween Ar “Boo” Scare event begins. Darkness, sounds of time past and hidden surprises set the stage for Halloween night.  Walk the “No Return Hidden Trial” and...
Nov 17 @ 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
8:00 am
Delight in holiday treats and sounds as the festive season begins at the Arboretum’s gift shop. Find the perfect gift at the Holiday Sale. All gift shop items purchased will get complimentary gift wrapping.Click to...
Dec 1 – Dec 16 all-day
12:00 am
Dec 1 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
9:00 am
Dad’s Belgian Waffles returns to the Arboretum to serve mammoth size waffles that will fill your plate and satisfy your appetite. See wonderfully Iowa Grown and decorated Christmas trees. Santa will be flying in from...