The Newton Arboretum & Botanical Gardens and the City of Newton

10:00 AM to 3:00 PM

. . . are having an Earth Day Fair Spectacular!!
Join us and learn how to “Invest In Our Planet.”

  • Featured vendors will be on-site to demonstrate new eco-conscious products, practices, and designs.
  • There will be crafts for children to ‘build-a-bug,’ or get creative and draw earth-friendly scenes on the sidewalks. Kits to make your own seed bombs will also be available.
  • The Arboretum will perform a tree planting demonstration at 11:00 AM. Planting a tree isn’t what it used to be. Learn the new best methods to ensure your tree is off to a great start.
  • Feast on food! Kiki’s Taco Truck will be set up to serve mouth-watering fare for lunch and The Sea Turtle Ice Cream Company will be ready with dessert!


It’s a Cinco De Mayo Celebration!!
Let’s Get Colorful!

12:00 PM to 7:00 PM

This year the Arboretum is featuring heirloom vegetables in our plant sale. Be ready to ‘go loco’ with tomatoes and peppers, chock full of carotenoids & anthocyanins–the colors of health.

Select annuals will also be available including sun coleus, gerbera daisies, & even hanging baskets!

We will have limited perennials for sale as well.

PLEASE REMEMBER–the Arboretum is a nonprofit. We receive NO funding from the City of Newton. All revenue generated from events is invested back into the gardens for the benefit of our community.


IOWA ARTISTS STATE SHOW–Saturday, May 6, 2023

Visit the Krumm Center for Artistic Immersion!

10:30 AM to 4:00 PM

Regional Iowa Artist winners will exhibit their work in the Krumm Center for the Iowa Artist State Show. Judge, Rick Stewart, will be present to critique and award placings in different categories.

This event is open to the public. Come out and show your Art appreciation for our local, Iowa creatives.

We hope you enjoy the Show!!

Past Events

Annual Fall Fundraiser Event

Limited quantities of all varieties will be available!