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Dubuque Arboretum and Botanical Gardens

Closed Now: 07:00 - 19:30
Open today: 07:00 - 19:30
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Nice restful place.

Great place to take a break from the hustle and bustle of Galena. Quiet area with well-marked... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Cuba, Illinois
Retired and Love this place also!!!❤️❤️🌈

You will not be disappointed with this place... Family have had Showers and Wedding here during its... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Mary G G
Dubuque, Iowa
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“japanese garden”(28 reviews)
“english garden”(13 reviews)
“rose garden”(11 reviews)
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3800 Arboretum Dr, Dubuque, IA 52001-1040
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All reviews japanese garden english garden rose garden plants and flowers water features full bloom koi pond beautiful place to visit large variety gift shop nice visit nice walk volunteers hostas waterfall wedding paths
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great place to take a break from the hustle and bustle of Galena. Quiet area with well-marked plantings. Easy to find your way around with the map provided.

Thank ruth10062015
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

You will not be disappointed with this place... Family have had Showers and Wedding here during its peek in the Roses and all the flowers!!! Beautiful!!!

Thank Mary G G
Reviewed 10 September 2018

Great gardens to wander around, lots of different plants and flowers. Major hosta display. There's a waterfall and a lot of koi in one area that you can feed. Friendly staff.

Thank Getoutofdayton
Reviewed 27 August 2018

The gardens are well taken care of with a waterfall that goes into a lake filled with Koi fish. Great scenery for senior or engagement pictures to be taken.

Thank haynes8751
Reviewed 14 August 2018

This is a must see if you like gardens. Free to visit. Beautiful grounds, many individual gardens, lots of pergolas and other structures. Personal favorite was the English Garden. Start your walk in the Japanese garden and then just wander. It’s not a large place....More

1  Thank jennifer772
Reviewed 13 August 2018

its free and its beautiful. The Hosta gardens take up a majority of the planned gardens and they are beautiful. It was a really hot day, so wandering around the paths in a cool shady garden was a great break. The Japanese formal garden is...More

Thank Jaye R
Reviewed 11 August 2018

This place is very nice and not too big. There is no admission charge. The restroom was clean. The gift shop is small but nice and the ladies who worked there were very nice. A private group was using the restaurant area. A girl was...More

Thank travellingwithhubby
Reviewed 10 August 2018

The Dubuque Arboretum is the best garden we have been to in a long time. As beautiful as the Dallas Arboretum but the best is that it is free, they take donations which you are very willing to freely give. The grounds were immaculate, the...More

Thank Deena B
Reviewed 7 August 2018 via mobile

When in Dubuque for a road trip we stopped here. In early August everything was in full bloom. It made for a nice outdoor activity. Our young children especially loved feeding the Koi in the Japanese garden. Food for the Koi was available in the...More

Thank Nathan K
Reviewed 6 August 2018

We visited on a misty morning. We really loved all the water features.....very relaxing and peaceful. This is a must do in Dubuque!

Thank Jamie8484
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