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The Newton Arboretum & Botanical Gardens is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit public garden. We cultivate multiple garden landscapes to enrich, inspire, and educate, as well as provide a space to decompress. The garden is a natural place to slow down and open your senses. A place to appreciate the beauty of plants, watch pollinators at work, hear waterfalls flowing, identify birdsong, feel the sun and the wind, a place to breathe in the fragrance of the flowers.

For the best experience, we recommend sun protection, comfortable shoes, and a reusable water bottle.

Arboretum & Gardens
Sunrise to Sunset

Arboretum & Gardens
Independence DayJuly 4th

Welcome Center &
Business Office
(WEST Entrance)
Monday – Friday

8:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Closed on holidays

Daniel & Ann
Krumm Center
(SOUTH Entrance)

to the public

(private rentals only)

There are no public restrooms available on the Arboretum grounds. However, just WEST of the parking lot is a City of Newton parks’ restroom.


Admission and parking at the garden are always FREE.

Please be aware parking at the Newton Arboretum & Botanical Gardens is limited. Large vehicle (bus & RV) and overflow parking are available at Agnes Patterson Park. Proceed north down the frontage road past the Arboretum entrance, several gravel lots will be available on the left.


Newton Arboretum & Botanical Gardens is located at 3030 N 4th Ave E, Newton IA 50208.