For the best experience during your visit, please review the Arboretum Rules.

The NABG is the perfect place to stay active! We have over 3000 feet of hard surface trails, fresh air, inspiring views and opportunities to GET INVOLVED!

Visit our booth at the YMCA to learn all the benefits & opportunities the Arboretum has available.


Wednesday, MAY 31th
8:00 AM – 10:00 AM

Get ready to support local! Visit all the local businesses & attractions featured for Jasper, Mahaska, & Marion Counties’:

2023 Great Iowa Road Trip
Friday, June 2
Saturday, June 3

The Arboretum in a unique feature for small town Iowa. Visit us for horticultural enrichment, inspiration, & relaxation. Learn about our Growing Forward Initiative and how you can help the gardens bloom into the future.

It takes a community to keep us Growing Forward.


The Newton Arboretum & Botanical Gardens relies on the kindness and generosity of individuals, businesses, and organizations. YOU support our growth!
To cultivate the future of the Arboretum, make your tax-deductible donations by using this PDF donation form and sending to:

 Project AWAKE
 PO Box 321
 Newton, Iowa 50208

OR you can make an online donation click here.


It takes many hands to keep the garden growing. Hundreds of volunteer hours are contributed every year. If you have an interest in gardening, would like to serve on the Board of Directors, or want to assist with upcoming events—let us know! Volunteers are always welcome!

Join us! Send in your volunteer application to


Newton Arboretum & Botanical Gardens offers ‘Something Unique.’

Personalized, engraved bricks and granite pavers can be purchased to place in the memorial patios around the Arboretum. These Unique mementos can honor someone or commemorate a special occasion. Please consider offering Something Unique as a special gift to the recipient and the Arboretum. A gift that grows it forward! Ideas include:

Wedding Day / Wedding Anniversary
Birth / Death
Graduation / Pet Tribute

To order your Unique gift, fill out the ORDER FORM along with a check payable to Project AWAKE.

Single 4″x8″  brick at $75
Single 8″x8″ paver at $250

Please mail to:
Project AWAKE
PO Box 321
Newton, IA 50208

Connect With Us:

Office Hours:
8:30 AM – 12:30 PM

(641) 791 – 3021

Project AWAKE
Newton Arboretum & Botanical Gardens
PO Box 321
Newton, IA 50208