Hours of Operation & Admission

Admission to the Arboretum:

Members – Free
Non-members – $5 per person
12 and under – Free

Grounds and Gardens open sunrise to sunset. Use the pedestrian gate and auxiliary parking lot when main parking lot gate is closed.
  •  Check below for office and gift shop hours

Office Hours

Monday – Friday: 8:30am to 4:30pm; our office is closed for all major holidays.
Main Phone Number: 515-795-3216
Executive Director: 515-795-3360

Gift Shop 

Check out our wide supply of gardening supplies, books, local artwork and seasonal décor. Our gift shop is a great place to find unique gifts for everyone on your list.
Monday – Friday: 8:30am to 4:30pm

Gift Shop –  Weekend Hours

April 1st through October 31
Saturday: 10:00am to 4:00pm
Sunday: 12:00pm to 4:00pm

November 1 through March 31
The gift shop is open during weekend special events.