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Garden of Eat’n

The Garden of Eat’n: a “food forest”

Our newest (planned) garden — The Garden of Eat’n — is an edible garden. (Some call it a Food Forest).


Garden of Eat'n at the Dubuque Arboretum

The mission

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 beautifully in our own backyards. 

Marvelously designed and laid out to emphasize how attractive an edible garden can be, this will also be a place to educate our visitors. The Garden of Eat’n will focus on how to best grow an edible garden.  [We also hope to partner with area growers who will provide seminars on the growing and maintenance of these plants and trees.]


Planned plants and trees

What can you expect to see in this beautiful new garden? For starters: nut trees, fruit trees, raspberry brambles, berries, annual specialties and perennial vegetables and herbs. In addition, our new arbor will support grapes, kiwis and hops. 

monarchwatchThere are also three butterfly gardens designed to support the “Bring Back the Monarchs” conservation campaign by Monarch Watch.



— Submitted by Steve Ulstad

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