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    Say #iDo With Us!

    Celebrate your wedding in our gardens! You'll find natural, beautiful, and aromatic settings throughout our property. #YourWeddingOurGardens

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    L-O-V-E Grows Here!

    So many venues to choose from on our 56-acre property! We're excited about being a part of your growing love. #YourWeddingOurGardens

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    You May Kiss the Bride!

    Your beautiful promise of love deserves a backdrop just as beautiful. Choose from any of our enchanting outdoor wedding venues! #YourWeddingOurGardens

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    Your New Life Together

    Our charming Japanese Garden's arched bridge, with a waterfall backdrop, overlooks a koi pond. A stunning, intimate setting. #YourWeddingOurGardens

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    Unique, Fun Weddings

    From flat-out fun to casual to semi-formal to formal. You decide and make it your own! It's all here! #YourWeddingOurGardens

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    Your Dream Wedding

    Yes, we host Dream Weddings! So go ahead and dream about your beautiful life together! #YourWeddingOurGardens

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7a to Dusk


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!

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Your Wedding, Our Gardens

Our beautiful gardens offer the perfect outdoor venue to celebrate your perfect wedding day! From casual to formal to picturesque to aromatic to natural. It's all here at the Dubuque Arboretum & Botanical Gardens!

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Dubuque Arboretum Memorials

Thank you for considering honoring a loved one with a Dubuque Arboretum Memorial. Options include beautiful benches, garden bricks + pavers, memorial trees, and more. Starting at $250. Inquire: Sandi Helgerson | 563.556.2100.

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Connect With Nature!

Tired of being inside? You're invited to walk the Arboretum's beautiful grounds daily. After all,
* the grounds are open from 7a until dusk every day.
* admission is still FREE!

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    Latest News & Info

  • PROMOTION: Your wedding, OUR GARDENS

    [June 1, 2020] We continue to be extremely grateful to McCullough Creative for choosing the Dubuque Arboretum as its first mentorship […]

  • The Gardens Gift Shop gets a makeover!

    The project’s vision
    [May 28, 2019] When one of our Arboretum volunteers, Jan Feltes, the Gardens Gift Shop Buyer, showed some […]

  • Visitor Center Remodel in Progress

    Remodel began during July 2017
    [Oct 31, 2017] Starting in July this year, construction began (and continues) on remodeling and improving […]


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