Other Special Events at the Arboretum

There are a variety of other fun and one-of-a-kind events happening at the Arboretum throughout the season. Mark your calendars because you won't want to miss out on the fun!

July 31st, 2019
Tabor Home Wine Tasting

Have you seen the wines in the gift shop but weren't ready to purchase a bottle quite yet? Do you enjoy trying new wines and supporting Iowa businesses? If so, this is the perfect event for you! Join us for a laid back and relaxing wine tasting in the Hillside Welcome Garden on Friday, July 19th at 5:30. We will be trying selections from Tabor Home Winery with harp music provided by Gaylord Stauffer. There will also be light appetizers to enjoy with the wine. This event is free with regular admission ($5 for adults, free with membership).

August 3rd, 2019
Stuffed Animal Sleepover at the Arboretum

Stop by the Arboretum for a special late-night Storytime in the gardens. Join staff and volunteers as they read books before bedtime and lead children and their animal friends in a simple activity before the end of the night. Children can bring their stuffed animal friends and leave them overnight for a special sleepover in the children's garden and pick them up the next morning (Sunday) starting at 11:00 AM. Stuffed animals will play games, take a tour of the Arboretum, and get a chance to make new friends. Please only bring one stuffed animal per child. This event is free with admission to the gardens. $5 for adults, $2 per child ages 5-17, children 4 & under and members are free.

September 13th-October 31st

Scarecrow Vignettes

Scarecrows have made their way to the Arboretum! Walk through the gardens and see scarecrows in a variety of fun scenes and get inspiration for a scarecrow of your own. This event is free with regular admission: $5 for adults (ages 18+), $2 for children (ages 5-17), Ages 4 and under and members are free.

August 30th, 2019

Stories under the stars with the Grout Museum – 8:30-10:00
Join us on Friday, August 30th from 8:30-10:00 PM for a special star party in the garden. The Grout Museum District will be telling stories using the constellations in the stars. Attendees are encouraged to bring sleeping bags, blankets, and wear warm clothing. This event will be held after hours in the Gardens and is free with regular admission.

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