Jan 8 – Feb 28 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...
Feb 23 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
4:00 pm
Join us for a delicious bowl of soup, dipping bread and yummy dessert. Paul Sams from the Mid-Iowa Antique Power Association will join us to speak about antique tractors and other farming equipment in Iowa....
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...
Mar 4 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
1:00 pm
Create a spring time accent for your door, wall, or table top using painted pine cone flowers.  Sandy Gossman and Nan Bonfils will continue their recycling and reusing theme this spring by sharing how-to’s making pine...
Mar 17 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
9:00 am
Iowa Arboretum’s own Kevin Lantz and family members will be sponsoring this event for our 50th Anniversary! No cost this year, just free will donation! Come hungry and challenge Kevin to make a one-of-a-kind scrumptious...
Mar 30 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
4:00 pm
It’s Italian night! Come enjoy spaghetti, sauce and all the fixings. Bon Appetit! Ed Engle from the Ames Area Amateur Astronomers will join us to give an indoor presentation about the night sky. Price: $8Click...
Mar 31 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
10:00 am
We are delighted to offer a morning with Dr. Ajay Nair, Associate Professor and Vegetable Extension Specialist in the Iowa State Horticulture department.  He will show us how tomato transplants grown under a different set...
Apr 7 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
10:00 am
Speaker: Joseph Tychonievich Morning Topic: Rock Gardening: Reimagining a Classic Style for Today’s Garden Afternoon Topic: Dealing with Your Hosta Addiction: Cool Alternatives for the Shade A life-long gardener and lover of plants, Tychonievich has...
Apr 8 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
1:00 pm
Join us for our spring Woof Walk – a fun afternoon for canines and the people who love them. Bring your dog for a little socializing with others as you walk a trail of seasonal...
8:15 am
Agenda Gardening School 3 Apr 12-13, 2018
Apr 14 @ 8:00 am – 11:30 am
8:00 am
Taste real maple syrup and learn about the art and science of maple syrup production. See how to tap and cook sap into delicious maple syrup.  The event will include timber sports demonstrations.  Iowa State...
Apr 28 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 am
8:00 am
Join the Iowa Arboretum and the Boone History Museums 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...
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
May 5 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
9:00 am
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...
1:00 pm
Come celebrate the Golden Anniversary of the Iowa Arboretum! Details coming soon!
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...