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Our Plants

There are currently over 5,000 living specimens with individually assigned accession numbers at the Iowa Arboretum. Some strengths of the collections include oaks, hardy nut trees, dwarf conifers, maples, irises, and hostas. The location designation of several specimens, and in some cases entire species, are according to plant type and primary and secondary inventory.

As outlined in our mission statement, one purpose of the Iowa Arboretum is to be an inspiring educational resource of trees, shrubs, and other plants in the Iowa landscape. Interpretative collection signage achieves part of that mission. Individual plant labels also provide valuable information including genus, species, and cultivar information and an indication of the age of the planting. 

Click on a collection photo for more detailed information.

Alpine Garden

Butterfly Garden

Children’s Garden

Coffman Viburnum Walk

Columnar Trees


Flowering Tree Grove

Founder’s  Grove

Governor’s  Oak Grove

Orchard & Herb Garden

Iowa Breeder Garden

Iris & Daylily Garden

Jacobson Conifer Garden

Kroeze Tea House Garden

Large Deciduous Trees

Medium Deciduous Trees

Native Prairie Restoration

Nut Tree Grove

Palustrine Wetland

Perennial Garden

Shade Garden

Shrub Border

Stout Silver Medal Daylily Garden

Theresa Schutt Hosta House

Wetland Tree Grove