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DRA Funds Project Greenhouse 2021

[April 20, 2021] With our largest greenhouse in desperate need of an upgrade, we turned to the DRA (Dubuque Racing Association) and requested funding for the needed improvements. We so appreciate the Dubuque Racing Association granting us the funds to make this project possible! With those funds, we were able to: Replace the old, inflatable […]

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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 public service project in 2019. This new student mentorship program selects a local nonprofit to receive free help with its marketing needs. Then local creative students are given the chance to earn internship credits while […]

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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 boards to Dubuque Arboretum Executive Director Sandi Helgerson, Sandi remembers: “When we saw the pile of lumber – we just didn’t see the vision that Jan had.” Jan’s idea was a beautiful and specific […]

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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 access to the Heineman Visitor Center. First, we replaced the 25-year-old siding with new siding that is touted as the latest technology and proposed to last 70 years. But what we found when the […]

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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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Volunteer. Join the Team.

[May 29, 2015] The glory of growing season has unfolded. And 2015 promises to be the best season ever at the Dubuque Arboretum & Botanical Gardens! Want to be a part of it all? Do you … want to BE GREEN? Then take on the position of PEONY BED TENDER. wish to BE a QUEEN? […]

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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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The Arboretum is going green

Going Green [September 29, 2014] Yes, we’re going green … even greener than we have been, in fact. As many of you have personally experienced, energy costs have done nothing but rise over the years. This is especially true when it comes to propane costs which the Dubuque Arboretum currently uses to heat the Visitor […]

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