Ways to Get Involved

  1. Visit

Visiting is the easiest way to get involved at the Cedar Valley Arboretum, and this time of year is an excellent time to do so.  The beautiful, fragrant Rose Garden has started to bloom, we have irises and peonies, and a multitude of other gorgeous flowers looking lovely this time of year.  June in Iowa is also known for having near-perfect weather.  So grab the kids and your furry friends (yes, we are dog-friendly, but please bring a leash and a doggy bag!), and head on out to the gardens this month to see lots of beautiful flowers and enjoy the gorgeous weather.


Monday – Saturday, 9am – 7pm

Sunday, 11am – 7pm




Children under 5 and members get in for FREE

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  1. Volunteer

Boy oh boy, do we love our volunteers!  Volunteers are the lifeblood of our organization, and without them, we wouldn’t be here.  While we currently have a very strong and dedicated force of do-gooders, we are always looking for newbies to join our team.  We have a very wide range of volunteering opportunities, including welcome center greeters, gardening teams, administrative workers, fundraising, and tour guides.  We’ll find the perfect volunteering opportunity that aligns with your interests and abilities.  Volunteering is now as easy as 1,2,3…

  1. Fill out our volunteer application 
  2. Set up an orientation for your specific opportunity (we will contact you by phone or email to do this)
  3. Start volunteering! 

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Is your business or organization interested in volunteering as a group for a few hours or a full day?  Call our office at 319-226-4966 or email us at office@cedarvalleyarboretum.org, and we’ll work with you to set up an awesome volunteering experience for your team.
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  1. Become a Member

If you plan on coming out to the gardens more than once a year (which, let’s face it, of course you do!), then becoming a member is your best value.  Membership includes free admission for an entire year, free admission for many events including our Fall Harvest Festival, free or reduced admission at over 300 public gardens in the US & Canada, and discounts in our Gift Shop, at our plant sale, and on educational classes.

Learn more about why you should become a member TODAY here 

If you’re convinced and ready to get that membership now, you can head here 

  1. Attend Events

We have so many events to offer, from tree hikes and Story Times throughout the season to our huge Fall Harvest Festival in the fall.  We try to offer a wide variety of events, because we know that our visitors have varied interests.  Most of our events are free to members or free with admission – very few are ticketed.  For more info on events, you can subscribe to our Facebook events here.  You can also head to our website to learn more here.

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