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Madrid - Iowa Arboretum

1875 Peach Street

Mission Statement :
The Iowa Arboretum's mission is to grow, display, identify and study plants and demonstrate their values and uses for education; scientific research; conservation; esthetic purposes; and for personal enjoyment and recreation.

The Iowa Arboretum, Located on 378 acres in the heart of Boone county contains hundreds of species of trees, shrubs and flowers in a quiet scenic setting. This living museum offers something for visitors of all ages and interests.

Its main goal is to help people appreciate and better understand plant life. Here you can learn which plants are best adapted to the soils and climate of Iowa and how to use these plants properly for landscaping, gardening conservation and other purposes. The Arboretum also serves as an outdoor laboratory for testing the hardiness and adaptability of newly introduced plants.


Elisabeth Naylor

Thursday, March 29, 2018
Under utilized trails of awesome! Spring plant sale is always worthwhile. Signing up for membership online is super simple.

Diana Wright

Wednesday, April 11, 2018
Attended a workshop. Great place to explore, learn, walk

Satpal Singh

Friday, July 28, 2017
Not a good place for visitors coming from far places. Because it takes much time without any much to add. It's good if you have much free time and want to enjoy open tree plantings with beautiful herbs.

Jennifer Hanson

Monday, Jan. 29, 2018
Beautiful location for family pictures or just to explore!

Kyle Johnson

Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2017
Over 40 acres of immaclately groomed grounds, with great examples of specimens.

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