Mission: To establish, preserve, and maintain an arboretum and botanical garden to be a source of information, education, culture, and beauty for all to know.
Programs: The dubuque arboretum is a 57 acre public garden. It is the only arboretum and botanical garden in the usa maintained entirely by volunteers. Many dedicated individuals maintain trees, plants and shrubs, and seed-gifts which are labeled throughout the garden. The gardens consist of a 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. Dubuque arboretum as the largest public hosta garden in the united states (13,000 with 700 varieties), recognized by the national hosta society. We offer free sunday concerts and open air facilities available for luncheons and meetings.