Past Events

Annual Fall Fundraiser Event

Limited quantities of all varieties will be available!

The garden is getting ready to rest for the season. Fall colors and late blooming perennials take center stage. We are still in a process of transplanting and re-imaging many of our gardens. Take the tour and enjoy the best part of the fall season.

There are 5 GETs scheduled for 2022. Learn about new plants, design plans, and future projects. Attend all 5 to see how the gardens change through the year!

Tours are hosted out of the Krumm Center garage.
Registration is required—Please call (641) 791-3021.
Tours begin at 11:00 AM. These are rain or shine events.
Morning snacks will be provided. The use of a reusable water bottle is encouraged.

A $5 registration fee secures your spot on the tour, but adding a donation keeps the Arboretum growing!

MAY 21
AUG 27

*Please dress for the weather. Remember your sunscreen & bug spray. Please leave your pooch at home, pets are not appropriate for tours.

The Newton Arboretum & Botanical Gardens are proud to host an aid stop for cyclists during the 2022 TREE Fund Tour Des Trees!

Jasper Co. Conservation in collaboration with the Newton Arboretum & Botanical Gardens will host a Floating Wetland Workshop!

Join us as we build and install a mini-wetland in our pond! Floating Wetlands are sustainable and ecological tools to manage water quality.

Greg Oldsen from Jasper Co. Conservation will lead the workshop. Learn the benefits, installation, and maintenance processes during this hands-on workshop.

Attendance is FREE.

The Newton Arboretum and Project AWAKE are excited to host the United Way of Jasper Co. ACADEMY OF MAGIC summer camp!!!

Summer Class

The camp will feature the award-winning and nationally recognized Discover Magic curriculum which disguises a STEM and arts program as magic classes.

WHO : 
Boys & Girls 8-12 years old*
CLASS SIZE :  12 spots are available for the 1st Academy of Magic
1:00-3:00 PM Monday, June 20
1:00-3:00 PM Tuesday, June 21
1:00-3:00 PM Wednesday, June 22
1:00-3:00 PM Thursday, June 23
WAND PRESENTATION & PIZZA PARTY – 11:30 AM – 1 PM Friday, June 24
Krumm Horticultural Center
Newton Arboretum & Botanical Garden
3000 North 4th Ave East
Newton, IA 50208

The Newton Arboretum & Botanical Gardens is honored to be chosen as the nonprofit supported by the 2022 Run for Beer!!

It’s time to get active, have fun and give back!

Join us on Saturday, June 11 at 10:00 AM at Gezellig Brewing Co. for the 2022 Run for Beer 5K.
The Arboretum will be present to run, answer questions, discuss volunteer opportunities and have FUN!

Run for Beer is about getting active, having a great time, and giving back to the community. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to support our mission. As a nonprofit, all our funding comes from YOU, our community and we are honored to be chosen as this year’s donation recipient.



At our Friday Presale Event enjoy live entertainment and refreshments as well as premier access to all the plants!! Your $5 admission also enters you into a door prize drawing!

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Perennials chosen specifically to attract pollinators and perform well in the Iowa climate.

WE LOVE VOLUNTEERS! Please email for details.


As the weather begins the spring warm-up, it’s time to clean.

Just Add Water of Ankeny will be at the Arboretum on
Saturday, April 23 at 9:00 AM.

Learn the process of maintaining a landscape pond in Iowa.

Join us for donuts, coffee and . . . pond sludge!

*We recommend bringing waterproof boots/shoes and gloves