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Dubuque Arboretum and Botanical Gardens

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We take walks out here all the time, spring, summer, and fall. Its gorgeous! Also have come out to... read more

Reviewed August 6, 2018
Dubuque, Iowa
Beautiful gardens

This is quite a gem in Dubuque. Absolutely beautiful. Dont miss it if you are in the area. The... read more

Reviewed August 5, 2018
Sue R
Rock Island, Illinois
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“english garden”(13 reviews)
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Reviewed August 6, 2018

We take walks out here all the time, spring, summer, and fall. Its gorgeous! Also have come out to listen to the music on Sundays. Love our community and all the culture it brings in

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Reviewed August 5, 2018

This is quite a gem in Dubuque. Absolutely beautiful. Dont miss it if you are in the area. The english garden was especially beautiful. The kids will love all the koi fish and storybook garden.

Thank Sue R
Reviewed July 28, 2018

This should make Dubuque a destination. The gardens are beautiful and diverse. The army of volunteers are all friendly, outgoing and filled with information. The master gardener I went with was in heaven. Not only is this place beautiful, but the back story is extremely...More

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Reviewed July 24, 2018

This arboretum is one of the prettiest we have ever visited. The grounds are very well maintained and offers a large variety of trees, plants and flowers to admire. The water features are well done, and the trails meander nicely through the themed areas. There...More

2  Thank OutdoorKidz
Reviewed July 21, 2018

this is a lovely well cared for garden, love it. each season is wonderful, music on Sunday evenings is a great family event, nature and art what could be better!

Thank barbdubuque
Reviewed July 15, 2018

It was a little confusing to find - the signs seemed to stop at some point - but you turn into a neighborhood with a big sign about the arboretum, and just keep going until you are obviously there. We had thought we missed a...More

2  Thank Rooindie
Reviewed July 14, 2018 via mobile

The Dubuque arboretum and botanical gardens is a beautiful place to visit. It is filled with beautiful gardens of flowers and hostas. There is also a Japanese garden and English garden along with walking paths. The arboretum is free.

1  Thank Donna S
Reviewed July 13, 2018

Many plants were not showy as it was a hoot July day wheen we were there. Plenty of shady seating. LOVED the Peter Rabbit's garden!

1  Thank DJQuigley
Reviewed July 10, 2018

Beautiful gardens with themes and paths - all free! Hang out in the shade in the hosta garden or watch the koi fish looking for the next handout.

1  Thank mr_farm_dude
Reviewed July 8, 2018 via mobile

Lovely gardens. Cactus garden, rose garden, Japanese garden. Free attraction, donations accepted. Not all the areas have sidewalks or paths. You need to walk through the grass sometimes, so you might not want to go after it's rained or on a dewy morning. I recommend...More

Thank sjr1974
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