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Dubuque Arboretum and Botanical Gardens

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Address: 3800 Arboretum Drive, Dubuque, IA 52001
Phone Number: (563) 556-2100
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Lovely sunny visit

could spend hours looking around getting ideas for planting. Folks were even having a wedding event. Parking is great, well organized for looking east to find on map.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 7, 2015
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Brooklyn Center, Minnesota
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Brooklyn Center, Minnesota
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10 reviews 10 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

could spend hours looking around getting ideas for planting. Folks were even having a wedding event. Parking is great, well organized for looking east to find on map.

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Dubuque, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

Whether you "into" cactus, blooming flowers, or Japanese gardens, the Dubuque Arboretum and Botanical Gardens never fails to impress. Maintained with volunteers steeped in knowledge, the plants always seem to be at their best. The Gardens can be an inspiration for someone deciding what to add to their property or just the place for a casual stroll. One of my... More 

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Davenport, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

The gardens and plant selections are exquisite! Strolling around the grounds is very relaxing and enjoyable. The staff of volunteers that make it work do a wonderful job of sharing their passion and knowledge of the gardens.

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Dubuque, Iowa
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6 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The Dubuque Arboretum and Botanical Gardens is an ever changing masterpiece. This is cared for by dedicated volunteers and is suitable for all ages. Gaze in awe at the waterful, have a peaceful moment at the Japense garden, admire the myriad pieces of sculpture. Music in the gardens is free every Sunday evening during the summer months. A beautiful screened... More 

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Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The Dubuque Arboretum gets better every year as new displays are added and plantings are expanded. We particularly enjoy Sunday evening music performances from June through August. A walk through the beautiful seasonal gardens followed by a picnic and glass of wine with wide-ranging musical entertainment is the perfect conclusion to warm summer weekends. Bring your own lawn chairs!

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Dubuque, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015 via mobile

Great place to just relax with a picnic lunch and good book or a beautiful place for a small intimate wedding

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Dubuque, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

The Dubuque Arboretum is a beautiful location to take a walk, play at the park, take family pictures, soak up creation.... Home to a HUGE hosta garden, a beautiful rose garden, and live music during the summer!

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Avon, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

This was a great place to take pictures of many different kind of flowers only available in the masters garden. Also had a great time in the big dome garden as it was the freshest air I've been around in a very long time.

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Dubuque, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014 via mobile

I just love this beautiful garden!! Always something different to see, great place for a special event or even a romantic picnic lunch. Must be seen when in the area.

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Dubuque, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

This beautiful garden is a real treasure any season of the year. And it is FREE to the visitor. Established in 1980 by volunteers, it continues today as a volunteer driven treasure supported by two professional staff. Large collections of Hosta, Roses, Herbs, Annuals, Perennials, flowering shrubs and trees and two superb collections of Dwarf and Unusual Conifers are just... More 

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