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Every year, thousands of people visit The Arboretum for educational programming, workshops, special events, or simply to enjoy the scenery. Our educational programs help children and adults learn about Iowa's natural heritage, how to care for the environment and how to use the inspiration of The Arboretum to improve their own landscapes.


As a 501c3 nonprofit organization, every contribution matters. The Cedar Valley Arboretum and Botanic Gardens receives no city, state, or federal funding for our operation. You can be proud that your tax-deductible financial gift assures a bright future for the Arboretum.

Make a forever-gift to our Endowment

The Arboretum is constantly looking forward and planning ahead. You can help us do so making a gift to the Cedar Valley Arboretum and Botanic Gardens Fund, an endowment fund established at the Community Foundation of Northeast Iowa. A gift to The Arboretum’s endowment fund is a lasting one that will ensure the Arboretum will have the resources to continue to fulfill its mission for generations to come. Because the fund is endowed, all donated dollars are invested, and only the income resulting from the investments can be used by the Arboretum on an annual basis.

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Added Benefit of Giving
Gifts to The Cedar Valley Arboretum and Botanic Gardens Fund are eligible for a 25% Iowa state tax credit in addition to the normal federal deductions for charitable giving. To learn more about Endow Iowa tax credit, contact the Community Foundation at 319-287-9106 or visit

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