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Introducing a new way to donate to the Arboretum [August 21, 2014] As a not-for-profit organization, the Dubuque Arboretum is always looking for creative ways to raise funds to support and ensure the future of our beautiful place. Our Festivals — Rose, Hosta, Herb, to name a few — are one way we raise funds … they’re also a […]

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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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Film: The Living Green

[April 4, 2014] Among the 2014 Film Selections at the Julien Dubuque Film Festival (April 23-27) is THE LIVING GREEN about Jens Jensen, pioneering conservationist. A true conservation hero who used his art as activism, his philosophy and tactics on behalf of saving the land could not be more prescient. For a preview, watch the trailer […]

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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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Gardens :: Works of Art

[October 5, 2013] Monet Inspiration. The Dubuque Arboretum’s Monet-inspired display gardens were an amazing endeavor and achievement.  Soft lines and vibrant colors from the brush of French Impressionist Claude Monet inspired Season 2013’s display gardens at the Dubuque Arboretum and Botanical Gardens. The 2013 theme — “Monet Inspiration” — was reflected in most of the annual flowerbeds, […]

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Martha Stewart’s Herbes de Provence

[October 4, 2013] In keeping with our Monet Garden theme this year, it seems appropriate to mention a French recipe for an herb blend. MarthaStewart.com features this recipe which we can easily concoct with our own home-grown herbs. Here’s what she has to say about it: Herbes de Provence Although Herbes de Provence can be […]

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