Become a Friend of the Arboretum

When you think of The Arboretum, what comes to mind? Trees? Flowers? How about outstanding children's programming to help the next generation learn more about our planet and how to care for it? How about volunteer opportunities that allow people of all ages a chance to give back to their community? How about a wonderful environment to showcase the natural beauty of Northeast Iowa?


 The Arboretum is all of these things, and more. Thanks to the hard work and support of many friends in our community, The Arboretum has been able to grow and improve since its inception in 1995. However, there is more to be done. If you believe The Arboretum is important to the Cedar Valley, we would like you to help us by becoming an Arboretum Friend.

 With a variety of benefits and discounts, membership offers both the casual visitor and expert gardener the tools to cultivate one's passion for nature. Just as important, as a Friend, you play a role in the future of The Arboretum.


We invite you to review the information below and see the many benefits of joining the Friends of The Arboretum. If you are interested in joining us as a Friend, please contact The Arboretum office at (319)226-4966(319)226-4966 or sign up below.



Membership Level

Friend Levels

$25 - Arboretum Friend
One adult membership. Includes one AHS Benefit Card.
$40 - Arboretum Family
Two adults and all children residing in the household or two grandparents and up to four grandchildren under the age of 18. Membership includes two AHS Benefit Cards.
$100 - Arboretum Contributor
All benefits of Arboretum Family membership. Includes four AHS Benefit Cards.
$250 - Arboretum Partner
All benefits of Arboretum Family membership. Includes four AHS Benefit Cards.
$500 - Arboretum Patron
All benefits of Arboretum Family membership. Includes four AHS Benefit Cards

$1,000+ - Arboretum Society

All benefits of Arboretum Family membership. Includes four AHS Benefit Cards

$50- Photographer Membership

Free admission for photographer and clients for one year.

AHS benefit cards.




Mail in Registration

If you prefer to not pay online; mail a check with your information and payment to:

Cedar Valley Arboretum
1927 E. Orange Rd.
Waterloo, IA 50701-1833

(Payments Accepted: Personal Check, Visa, Mastercard, or Discover)


Friend Benefits

Every member of the Friends of the Arboretum receives these basic benefits listed below, and the appropriate membership benefits listed per level:

  • FREE ADMISSION to the Arboretum
  • Fall Harvest Festival, free admission.
  • 10% off purchases* at the following Cedar Valley garden centers: Dierks Tree Transplant, Inc., Frost Tree Farms, Maifeld Landscaping, Meyers Nursery, and Petersen & Tietz Florist & Greenhouse.
  • 10% off all Arboretum merchandise.
  • American Horticultural Society Gardens (AHS) Benefit Card for use at over 250 participating gardens in the United States, U.S. Virgin Islands, and Canada. ( Participating gardens nearby include Reiman Gardens; The Morton Arboretum; Chicago Botanic Center; Des Moines Botanic Center; and many more in Iowa. For a complete listing of participating gardens you may view the online AHS Reciprocal Admissions Program directory.
  • The incredible feeling of supporting such a valuable organization in our community.

*Pick up items only. Does not include design services.

Please NOTE: Online payments are processed through our PayPal Merchant Services Account. "PayPal" may be the only description that appears on your credit card or bank statement.


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