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...
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...