Dubuque Arboretum and Botanical Gardens
The Dubuque Arboretum & Botanical Gardens have been a part of the Dubuque community since 1980. Quietly nestled on the city's northwest side and featuring more than 60 different types of gardens (including Rose, Hosta, English, Japanese, Herb, and more), the grounds continue to grow and expand every year.
Located in Marshall Park, the Dubuque Arboretum & Botanical Gardens is a living museum developed by volunteers. All volunteer-created and volunteer-maintained, their work is a labor of love for all who visit The Gardens as well as a symbol of devotion for the growing things of the earth.
The gardens are kept in good shape by volunteers and the little pond is a go to spot for us. I've been here for weddings, picnics or just to enjoy. We love the free music on Sunday evenings in the summer. The playground is a nice little addition for the kids. A good place to spend the day with family and friends.
As a co-owner of Absolute Music, I am happy to give a 5 star review to the Dubuque Arboretum. They do a fantastic job. We love DJing events here!
This is a beautiful place to go relax and enjoy nature. This may not be the biggest of parks or the most impressive, but it is very well kept and very relaxing. There are many different gardens including the world's largest privately owned hosta collection.
Love this place!!! Beautiful park like setting. Wander around, look at & smell the flowers. Listen to the waterfalls. It is a comfortable stroll through out the grounds. Picnic areas also available with plenty of shade. Use Google Maps to find it easily. Ample parking. Nice clean bathrooms located in the gift shop. Check the website for musical offerings on Sundays through out the summer months. Sit on the expansive lawn, bring a picnic and listen to the musicians playing in the gazebo. Play ground area on the grounds as well to keep the little ones entertained.
So beautiful and relaxing. My friend and I made this one of our stops during our trip through Iowa. The ladies in the office/shop were very sweet. There's fish food to feed the Koi for $1.