More brides and grooms are electing an organic venue for their ceremony. The Dubuque Arboretum has several idyllic settings to choose from: our Japanese, English, and Rose Gardens . . . to name just a few.
Created as a memorial and tribute to Georgette and Frank Hardie by their children, its grounds are meticulously and lovingly maintained by son Steve Hardie. [ Designed by English couple C.F. and Donna Dumbell. ]
Pathways and seating can be found throughout the Arboretum grounds meandering through all of our garden areas. Visitors enjoy the delightful sights, delicate sounds, and delectable smells that emanate everywhere.
The Dubuque Arboretum & Botanical Gardens have been a part of the Dubuque community since 1980.Quietly nestled on the city's northwest side and featuring more than 60 different types of gardens (including Rose, Hosta, English, Japanese, Herb, and more), the grounds continue to grow and expand every year. All volunteer-created and volunteer-maintained, we encourage and greatly appreciate all financial donations so that we can continue growing a more beautiful world!
Our premier wedding sites. -- the Lagen-Buelow Gazebo is just one of them -- offer all of the sought-after amenities you expect in an outdoor setting: color, fragrance, nature. Everything to honor and celebrate a beautiful new beginning! Naturally.
For 2016, new look, new ideas, new merch, new management, and a new premium beverage station will make your visit even more enjoyable: coffee, hot chocolate, and slushies, too. We're open for business. Please visit soon!
On May 3, Great Give Day 2016, please consider donating to the Dubuque Arboretum. Help us to keep this beautiful place growing by joining us and giving generously during this 24-hour online giving day. Every dollar counts! Thank you.
An invitation to the Arboretum’s Fall Tree Walk 2014
The Fall Season has much more to offer than russet maples and golden oaks. […]
AN INVITATION TO VISIT US ...
We love showing off our beautiful place! Please visit us throughout the year ... to relax, to refresh, to restore, to rejuvenate. There's a truly peaceful quality to the property as well as an overwhelming beauty that is the Dubuque Aboretum & Botanical Gardens itself. Don't be surprised when you find yourself coming back again and again! And with no admission fee, it's an easy choice to make. See you soon!