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.
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.]
FLOWERS + PLANTS + TREES
Flowers, plants, and trees may not be taken or damaged.
TOBACCO + SMOKING POLICY
The Dubuque Arboretum & Botanical Gardens is a tobacco-free environment.
Smoking, tobacco products, devices, electronic smoking devices, and illegal drugs are not permitted on Garden property, including all buildings, grounds, restrooms, and parking lots.
Thank you for your cooperation.
Parents or guardians are responsible for supervising children.
It is not safe to:
Drone flights require prior approval.
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.
SKATEBOARDS + SCOOTERS + MORE
Two-wheeled scooters, “wheelie” shoes, rollerblades, skates, skateboards, or hoverboards are not allowed.
Bicycles are permitted on the main road; bicycles may not be ridden on the walking paths.
AT YOUR OWN RISK
All visitors enjoy the facilities and grounds at their own risk and release the Dubuque Arboretum & Botanical Gardens, staff, and volunteers from any and all claims of loss, damage, or injury incurred while visiting.
Surveillance cameras are in use in the buildings and on the grounds.