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The Brenton Arboretum

The Brenton Arboretum

Description

Walk along one of several grass paths and experience quiet enjoyment at the Brenton Arboretum. Landscape Architect Anthony Tyznik also designed stunning vistas throughout the arboretum using expanses of natural prairie between collections. 2100 trees and shrubs are grouped by genus on 140 acres to allow comparative evaluation between species and varieties within a genus. Educational opportunities exist for visitors and members with classes, art and music events, field trips and tours available year round. The Brenton Arboretum also features notable crabapple, conifer, oak, elm, Osage-orange and Kentucky coffeetree collections, including wild-collected and propagated plants. The Brenton family homesteaded the land that would become the arboretum in 1853. Buz and Sue Brenton founded the Brenton Arboretum in 1997 as a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. The Arboretum is open to the public year round with a mission to bring joy to all through the beauty and knowledge of the natural world of trees through education, research, conservation, and quiet enjoyment.

Address
25141 260th Street, Dallas Center, Iowa 50063, United States,
41.658288 -93.986221
Telephone
515-992-4211
E-Mail Address
Melissa@thebrentonarboretum.org
Website Address