More brides and grooms are electing an organic venue for their ceremony. The Dubuque Arboretum has several idyllic settings to choose from: our Japanese, English, and Rose Gardens . . . to name just a few.
Created as a memorial and tribute to Georgette and Frank Hardie by their children, its grounds are meticulously and lovingly maintained by son Steve Hardie. [ Designed by English couple C.F. and Donna Dumbell. ]
Pathways and seating can be found throughout the Arboretum grounds meandering through all of our garden areas. Visitors enjoy the delightful sights, delicate sounds, and delectable smells that emanate everywhere.
The Dubuque Arboretum & Botanical Gardens have been a part of the Dubuque community since 1980.Quietly nestled on the city's northwest side and featuring more than 60 different types of gardens (including Rose, Hosta, English, Japanese, Herb, and more), the grounds continue to grow and expand every year. All volunteer-created and volunteer-maintained, we encourage and greatly appreciate all financial donations so that we can continue growing a more beautiful world!
Our premier wedding sites. -- the Lagen-Buelow Gazebo is just one of them -- offer all of the sought-after amenities you expect in an outdoor setting: color, fragrance, nature. Everything to honor and celebrate a beautiful new beginning! Naturally.
The Arboretum has a unique opportunity to build our endowment through the Community Foundation of Greater Dubuque. Our goal is to double our endowment over the next two years (Jan 2015 - Dec 2016). Your gift will be leveraged and will keep on giving year after year!
Due to the generosity of the Dubuque Racing Association, we're able to meet more requests for guided riding tours of the gardens and our conifer collections. With 3 added carts – two 6-passenger & one 4-passenger – we now have a fleet ready to educate! Thank you so much, DRA!
An invitation to the Arboretum’s Fall Tree Walk
The Fall Season has much more to offer than russet maples and golden oaks. […]
AN INVITATION TO VISIT US ...
We love showing off our beautiful place! Please visit us throughout the year ... to relax, to refresh, to restore, to rejuvenate. There's a truly peaceful quality to the property as well as an overwhelming beauty that is the Dubuque Aboretum & Botanical Gardens itself. Don't be surprised when you find yourself coming back again and again! And with no admission fee, it's an easy choice to make. See you soon!