Jan
24
Fri
Spud Night
Jan 24 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Spud Night

Create your own mouthwatering creations at the Iowa Arboretum’s spud bar. Butter, sour cream and all the fixings will be available.

Dr. Ajay Nair, Associate Professor of Horticulture and Vegetable Production Specialist, will speak at 5:30 pm about potato fun facts.

Tickets are $8 a person. Children ages 5 and under are free. Tickets are also available at the door.

Feb
15
Sat
Snowshoeing
Feb 15 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Snowshoeing

Boone County Naturalist Katie Healy will be here to teach participants how to snowshoe before hitting the trails. Afterward, regroup in the Hughes Education Building for a cup of hot cocoa. If there’s no snow, join us instead for a winter hike along the same route. Call or email Katie Healy, Boone County Naturalist, to register and to reserve your snowshoes in advance 515.230.3285 or khealy@boonecounty.iowa.gov

Feb
21
Fri
Walking Taco Night
Feb 21 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Join us for delicious walking tacos and yummy dessert. The guest speaker is Kristin Redenius, Board Secretary of the Madrid Historical Society. Kristin will be giving a presentation of the history of the local coal mines in the area.

Kristin has been on the Madrid Museum board since 2003.  Her father, Leonard Ackerlund along with Martin Burke, who were board members when they established the mine exhibit, spending numerous hours at the museum. Kristin has said, “Just trying to keep their legacy alive, I became a member after both of them were gone.”  I am presently Board Secretary on the museum board.  We have a great group of 12 members, each with their own unique talents needed to support the museum and keep it going into the future.

Walking tacos are served in a small bag of your options of Fritos or Doritos with taco meat and all the toppings.

This event is in place of Soup Supper.

Price: $8

Mar
21
Sat
Pancake Breakfast
Mar 21 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Pancake Breakfast

Iowa Arboretum’s own Kevin Lantz and family members will be sponsoring this event! No cost this year, just free will donation! Come hungry and challenge Kevin to make a one-of-a-kind scrumptious pancake for you!

Mar
27
Fri
Italian Night
Mar 27 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Italian Night

It’s Italian night! Come enjoy spaghetti, sauce and all the fixings. Mangia!

Our guest speaker will be Andy Bartlett, the park manager at Ledges State Park. Andy will be giving a presentation on the Iowa State Parks system as it will be turning 100 years old in 2020! He will provide information on Iowa parks and their happenings around the state, such as events and programs. Andy will also be speaking on the history of the state parks system.

Price: $8

Apr
15
Wed
National Garden Clubs Inc., Gardening School, Course 3– Series 13
Apr 15 @ 8:15 am – 4:00 pm

National Garden Clubs Inc., Gardening School, Course 3– Series 13

APRIL 15, 2020 (Wednesday)

8:15 AM. Coffee and Registration

8:30 –10:30 *FACTORS THAT INFLUENCE PLANT GROWTH: Marcus Jansen, Horticulture Graduate Student, ISU

10:30-10:45 BREAK

10:45 – 11:45 THE SINISTER GARDEN-NEFARIOUS OR BENEFICIAL PLANTS: Ed Lyon, Director, Reiman Gardens, ISU

11:45 AM– 12:15 PM LUNCH (Please bring sack lunch, refrigerator available)

12:15 – 2:15 *CONTAINER GARDENING – OUTDOOR: Heather Matusiak, Plant Caretaker, McFarland Clinic, Ames

2:15 – 2:30 BREAK

2:30 – 4:00 *HOUSEPLANT BASICS

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APRIL 16, 2020 (Thursday)

8:15 AM. COFFEE

8:30 – 10:00 *NEW PLANT DEVELOPMENT & EVALUATION: Jessie Liebenguth, Glasshouse Horticulturist & Grower Reiman Gardens, Iowa State University

10:00 – 10:15 BREAK

10:15 – 12:15 PM. *TEACHING TOUR OF BOTANICAL GARDEN: Leah Worth, Horticulture Project Manager, Iowa Arboretum

12:15 – 12:45 LUNCH (Please bring sack lunch)

12:45-3:45 EXAMS
*SUBJECTS TO BE TESTED, OPEN BOOK EXAMS. MAY USE NOTES & HANDOUT FOR EXAMS

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To register for the FGCI Registration – Gardening School Course 3, Series 13, April 15-16,
2020, Iowa Arboretum, 1875 Peach Avenue, Madrid, IA, Please complete the form below

REGISTRATIONS ACCEPTED UNTIL April 1, 2020.

NO REFUNDS AFTER April 3.

WALK-INS ALWAYS WELCOME, BUT NO HANDOUTS WILL BE AVAILABLE

NAME (Only 1 name per form) ______________
ADDRESS
CITY, STATE, ZIP
TELEPHONE E-MAIL ADDRESS
IS THIS FIRST SCHOOL ATTENDED? Yes/NO MASTER GARDENER? Yes/NO
NAME OF FGC (if a member)_____________________________________________________
I do____ do not____ want a handout for this course.
Unless checked, we may use your name, address, telephone and e-mail above to contact you with
National Garden Clubs, Inc. information, including future Gardening Schools. _______
_____________________________________________________________________
Class $55 ________ Class + test $60 ___ Class + refresh $60____. Refreshing is available only to those who are already Gardening Consultants.

MAKE CHECKS PAYABLE TO: GARDENING SCHOOL and mail to

AdaMae Lewis, 122 N Russell Avenue, Ames IA 50010
Phone 515-290-3169
E-mail adamaelewis@gmail.com
Apr
16
Thu
National Garden Clubs Inc., Gardening School, Course 3– Series 13
Apr 16 @ 8:15 am – 3:45 pm

National Garden Clubs Inc., Gardening School, Course 3– Series 13

APRIL 15, 2020 (Wednesday)

8:15 AM. Coffee and Registration

8:30 –10:30 *FACTORS THAT INFLUENCE PLANT GROWTH: Marcus Jansen, Horticulture Graduate Student, ISU

10:30-10:45 BREAK

10:45 – 11:45 THE SINISTER GARDEN-NEFARIOUS OR BENEFICIAL PLANTS: Ed Lyon, Director, Reiman Gardens, ISU

11:45 AM– 12:15 PM LUNCH (Please bring sack lunch, refrigerator available)

12:15 – 2:15 *CONTAINER GARDENING – OUTDOOR: Heather Matusiak, Plant Caretaker, McFarland Clinic, Ames

2:15 – 2:30 BREAK

2:30 – 4:00 *HOUSEPLANT BASICS

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APRIL 16, 2020 (Thursday)

8:15 AM. COFFEE

8:30 – 10:00 *NEW PLANT DEVELOPMENT & EVALUATION: Jessie Liebenguth, Glasshouse Horticulturist & Grower Reiman Gardens, Iowa State University

10:00 – 10:15 BREAK

10:15 – 12:15 PM. *TEACHING TOUR OF BOTANICAL GARDEN: Leah Worth, Horticulture Project Manager, Iowa Arboretum

12:15 – 12:45 LUNCH (Please bring sack lunch)

12:45-3:45 EXAMS
*SUBJECTS TO BE TESTED, OPEN BOOK EXAMS. MAY USE NOTES & HANDOUT FOR EXAMS

– – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –
To register for the FGCI Registration – Gardening School Course 3, Series 13, April 15-16,
2020, Iowa Arboretum, 1875 Peach Avenue, Madrid, IA, Please complete the form below

REGISTRATIONS ACCEPTED UNTIL April 1, 2020.

NO REFUNDS AFTER April 3.

WALK-INS ALWAYS WELCOME, BUT NO HANDOUTS WILL BE AVAILABLE

NAME (Only 1 name per form) ______________
ADDRESS
CITY, STATE, ZIP
TELEPHONE E-MAIL ADDRESS
IS THIS FIRST SCHOOL ATTENDED? Yes/NO MASTER GARDENER? Yes/NO
NAME OF FGC (if a member)_____________________________________________________
I do____ do not____ want a handout for this course.
Unless checked, we may use your name, address, telephone and e-mail above to contact you with
National Garden Clubs, Inc. information, including future Gardening Schools. _______
_____________________________________________________________________
Class $55 ________ Class + test $60 ___ Class + refresh $60____. Refreshing is available only to those who are already Gardening Consultants.

MAKE CHECKS PAYABLE TO: GARDENING SCHOOL and mail to

AdaMae Lewis, 122 N Russell Avenue, Ames IA 50010

 

Phone 515-290-3169

 

E-mail adamaelewis@gmail.com
Apr
18
Sat
Spring Fever Symposium – Speaker: Karen Chapman
Apr 18 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Spring Fever Symposium - Speaker: Karen Chapman

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 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 specialize 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.

Apr
19
Sun
Woof Walk
Apr 19 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Woof Walk

Join Nan Bonfils for the fall Woof Walk. Enjoy the beauty of the arboretum grounds with your best friend.  Dogs on leashes are always welcome. You do not need a dog to attend the walk. It is a great time of the year to be outdoors with nature. This is a free event.

Apr
25
Sat
Run for the Trees
Apr 25 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 am
Run for the Trees

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 of Arbor Day activities will follow the race!

Please note: We strive to preserve the natural elements of our woodlands; therefore, trails may be muddy due to weather. Please dress accordingly.