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.