Become a Member

Membership Packages Include:

Core Membership Benefits

    • Free admission to the Iowa Arboretum
    • The Arboretum’s newsletter 4 times a year
    • Reduced fees on classes and workshops
    • 10% discount in the Arboretum’s gift shop (Iowa wines, commissioned items and plants are excluded)
    • Reciprocal privileges at botanical gardens and other arboreta across the USA, Canada, the Cayman Islands, and US Virgin Islands

Student, Individual, Family, Supporting & Organization:
*Core membership benefits

Patron Membership:
*Core membership benefits

*Tour of the grounds & gardens

Fellow Membership:
*Core membership benefits

*Tour of the woodland and prairie

Associate Membership:
*Core membership benefits

*Plant Collections Tour with the Collections Manager

Benefactor Membership:
*Core membership benefits

*Lunch and tour with the Arboretum’s Director
*Recognition with an engraved plaque

If you wish to purchase your membership by check or for sums larger than $5,000, please contact Heather Bass at 515-795-3216 or email Heather at for assistance.  Thank you!


Spring Membership Drive

March 18 – May 31

The Iowa Arboretum will be holding a Spring Membership Drive from March 18 – May 31 for new members.  This is the perfect time to join and take advantage of the $10 discount being offered on Individual and Family memberships.


Individual Membership – $40 (normally $50)

Family Membership – $65 (normally $75)


A few of the great benefits of membership include free admission, a 10% discount in the gift shop, reduced fees on classes and workshops, and reciprocal privileges at botanical gardens and other arboreta across the US.


Joining can be done in person, online, or over the phone.

This promotion is for new members only.