In case you missed anything.
Yes! We want as many people as possible to enjoy this beautiful place!
The Arboretum’s grounds are open daily 7a to dusk.
THE GROUNDS. The grounds are open to the public daily (365 days per year): 7a to dusk.
THE VISITOR CENTER + GARDENS GIFT SHOP.
THE ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICES.
Absolutely! We welcome volunteers … they’re the lifeblood of our organization! We have both inside and outside volunteer opportunities.
Yes, we do! You can donate online, by mail, or in person (in the office or at the Gardens Gift Shop, located in the Visitor Center).
Most of the gardens are wheelchair accessible.
We do! To book* your no-cost, guided tour, please:
The duration of a tour can be from 45″ to 90″ and can be customized depending on:
Due to higher demand, please allow additional time for scheduling your tour during our Peak Season:
*Tours are not booked on weekends or any day after 4p.
Yes! Rental information for our facilities (the Garden Room + the Hafeman Veranda + the Packard Pavilion Amphitheater + the Playground Pavilion) can be found on our Facility Rental Page.
In addition to weddings:
Please call the Dubuque County Extension Office.
Too many to count! Please view our Aerial Maps for a visual overview of our property.
Yes, we do.
For more information, please view our Veterans Memorial Page.
PET POLICY. For the safety and wellbeing of both people and plants, the Dubuque Arboretum & Botanical Gardens follows the rules that are applied to parks in the City of Dubuque: The City of Dubuque does not allow dogs in Marshall Park and the Arboretum.
So, as much as we all love our furry friends, please leave your pooch and other pets at home.
[Exception: service animals that are used for medical reasons.]
TOBACCO + SMOKING POLICY. The Dubuque Arboretum & Botanical Gardens is a tobacco-free environment.
Smoking, tobacco products, devices, and electronic smoking devices are not permitted on Garden property, including all buildings, grounds, restrooms, and parking lots.
Thank you for your cooperation.
ALCOHOL + FOOD POLICY. As with any other City of Dubuque park, alcoholic beverages and food are permitted.
We ask that moderation be kept in mind.
PROFESSIONAL PHOTOGRAPHY + VIDEOGRAPHY.
One-time photography / videography session: $50. Fee must be paid in advance of the photography / videography event.
Annual photography / videography fee: $200. For unlimited photography / videography privileges. Fee must be paid in advance. Renewable.
AMATEUR PHOTOGRAPHY. If you’re an amateur photographer … taking family photos/videos or photos/videos of the Arboretum grounds for your own personal enjoyment and use, welcome. We encourage you to continue indulging that creative pursuit.
If a guest is asked by another person not to take pictures of that person (or others accompanying that person), please honor that request to protect personal rights of privacy. If a picture has already been taken, please delete it upon request.