Arboretum & Botanical Gardens at Marshall Park
We are the only arboretum and botanical garden in the USA staffed entirely by volunteers.
375 dedicated individuals maintain the trees, plants and shrubs,
and seed-gifts which are all labeled throughout the garden.
A special thank you to all of our guests and volunteers!
Location: 3800 Arboretum Drive, Dubuque, IA 52001
Phone: (563) 556 2100
Fax: (563) 556 2443
Type of Garden: Public Garden
Size: 52 acres
AverageTime to walk through: 90 minutes
Hours of Gardens: May 1 to Oct. 31, 7 am to dusk, seven days a week. Nov. 1 to May 1, 10 am to 3 pm Tue/Wed/Thur, closed Saturday and Sunday, Closed Thanksgiving Day, December 25 through January 1.
Hours of Visitors Center/Gift Shop: Last week of April-Mid October open 7 days a week 9am-8pm(September closes at 5pm and October Closes at 5pm as days shorten)
Office Hours: 9-5 Monday-Friday Summer, Winter hours vary
Gardens: Formal Rose Garden, Bausman Old Garden Roses, English Knot Garden, Formal English Garden, Herb Garden, McGreger's Children's Garden, Hosta Garden, Japanese Garden, Children's Flower and Vegetable Garden, Iowa State and All American
Test Gardens, Annual and Perennial Gardens and Dwarf Conifers
Other features: Free Sunday concerts, AARS Committee, consecutive awards for rose garden, largest public hosta garden in US (13,000 with 700 varieties), recognized by the National Hosta Society, AAS display garden, Seed-saver display garden, and Nationally recognized Bill Walter and Dennis Hermsen's Award Winning Conifer collection. Open air facilities available for luncheons and meetings.
Admission: There is NO admission charge. All exhibits are free. A donation is always welcome and is tax deductible. (501-C-3)
Picnicing: Park benches are available throughout the garden if you wish to bring your lunch. Our screened in porch is available for rental of groups of up to 50. Individuals may use porch on first come basis if not rented.
Wheelchair accessible to some parts of the gardens
Call to arrange group tours (golf cart available for handicapped)
from an Evening on the Green
in the Gardens Schedule
to the Arboretum and Lodging Information
some photos from the Garden.
some photos from the New Japanese Garden.
DA&B receives Institute of Museum and Library
on purchasing a garden walkway brick.
Questions or comments please
The Dubuque Arboretum Botanical Gardens website
is sponsored by Digital Dubuque