Dubuque Arboretum and Botanical Gardens

The Dubuque Arboretum and Botanical Gardens is a must see when visiting eastern Iowa. This Hawkeye state gem features over 60 types of gardens ranging from roses, hostas, English style, Japanese, herbs and more spread among 56 acres.

FlowerChick, Dubuque Arboretum and Botanical Gardens

The Hosta Gardens at Dubuque Botanical Gardens

Their hosta shade garden contains over 1,200 varieties of this shade loving perennial. I’ve never seen such a vast collection of hostas in one place. Stroll around and take in their beauty and the entertaining names: Bam Bam Blue, Striptease, Praying Hands and Curly Fries …

A luscious Dahlia in full bloom

If you are able to visit in the spring, make sure to visit the garden’s seven peony beds. Some of the plants are rare, and many of them have won awards over the years. In the summer, the roses and dahlias steal the show – you’ll see them blooming in all their glory …

There is no entrance fee to enjoy the Dubuque Arboretum grounds. (The Arboretum is a non-profit organization supported by memberships, gifts, memorials, and endorsements)

Located only about 10 minutes from downtown Dubuque, the Arboretum is an enjoyable, peaceful respite you’ll want to add to your “to do” list while visiting this very fun river city …

If you’d like to discover many of Dubuque’s under-the-radar gems (and there are plenty!), visit our Midwest travel website, MidwestRiverCities.com . It’s a new site we started a few months ago to chronicle our travels to these enjoyable destinations …

The Dubuque Arboretum and Botanical Gardens is a delightful place to visit and learn more about plants!

FlowerChick, Dubuque, Iowa Gardens

Picturesque Dubuque Botanical Gardens & Arboretum

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