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Who We Are

The Iowa Arboretum, located on 378 acres in the heart of Boone County, is home to more than 4,000 plants. Trees, shrubs and flowering plants can be found along nicely landscaped paths. The Arboretum is utilized by schools, universities and the community as a resource for learning about plants that can be grown in Boone County and the state of Iowa. Educational classes, symposia, and workshops are offered throughout the year. Special events are also held during the year to include plant sales, soup suppers, pancake/waffle breakfasts, art programs and holiday related events. Programs and tours are also offered to school groups at low and no cost to participants. The Arboretum is also rented for weddings and meetings.

What We Do

Mission Statement The purpose of the Iowa Arboretum is to be an inspiring educational and recreational resource demonstrating the value and use of trees, shrubs and herbaceous plants in the landscape to all Iowans. Vision The Iowa Arboretum aspires to be the premier Iowa collection of trees, landscape plants and native ecosystems.