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A letter to the Dubuque Arboretum

But only God can make a tree [August 21, 2017] Arboretum, When I was young, I learned a poem by Joyce Kilmer. I remember one line: …but only God can make a tree.” And so it is with The Arboretum. One man had a dream: Gene Heinemann. He and (a group of) master gardeners carefully […]

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Plant and Preserve: our English Formal Garden

The English Formal Garden and Woodlands Preserve [August 18, 2017] The English Formal Garden and Woodlands Preserve lies tucked into a quiet, peaceful grove of deciduous trees, bushes, and shrubbery upon the easternmost perimeter of the Dubuque Arboretum & Botanical Gardens. A tribute to Georgette and Frank Hardie Commissioned by the children of the late […]

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Major renovation planned for the Dubuque Arboretum’s Visitor/Education Center

About this planned renovation [July 28, 2017] The Visitor/Education Center is about to experience a major renovation. It’s truly the hub of the Arboretum. It’s where community residents gather for artistic painting, for family reunions, birthday parties, weddings, and off-site activities for care facilities. Many educational workshops and volunteer trainings are conducted here. Children from area […]

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Garden of Eat’n

A Garden of Eat’n: COMING SOON! [February 13, 2015] By the Spring of 2016, you’ll be able to see an edible garden (some call it a Food Forest) at the Arboretum. The mission of this new garden — aptly named The Garden of Eat’n — is … … an educational display of a sustainable garden, demonstrating foods we can grow […]

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Children’s Vegetable Garden

A great cooperative community venture! [May 12, 2014] It’s a children’s vegetable garden! This year, the Dubuque Arboretum & Botanical Gardens are working together with Hy-Vee on Dodge Street as well as the Dubuque Boys and Girls Club to teach children how to plant and grow their own vegetables.  Special thanks to Hy-Vee for providing […]

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Arboretum: Happiness Hub

Arboretum = Happiness [November 20, 2013] Prevention magazine recently cited an area arboretum as a “happiness hub” and we couldn’t agree more! There’s just something about communing with the beauty and wonder of nature that — well, naturally — lifts a person’s spirits. One of the elements of that happiness hub: trails. You’ll be interested to know […]

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