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Gardening Study School

Thursday, September 15, 2016 - 8:00am to Friday, September 16, 2016 - 3:30pm
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Join the Federated Garden Clubs of Iowa for the annual Gardening Study School on September 15th and 16th in Madrid, Iowa. Learn more here:

Topics include: Fruit production, Home irrigation, Tree identification, Woody ornamentals, and more.


Iowa Arboretum Spring Fever Symposium

Saturday, April 7, 2018 - 1:00am to 3:00pm

Come to the Iowa Arboretum in Madrid for the spring symposium. Learn more here:

Speaker: Joseph Tychonievich

Morning Topic: Rock Gardening: Reimagining a Classic Style for Today’s Garden

Afternoon Topic: Dealing with Your Hosta Addiction: Cool Alternatives for the Shade

A life-long gardener and lover of plants, Tychonievich has worked for nurseries in the US and Japan. He has been a repeated guest on public radio’s food show The Splendid Table and was named by Organic Gardening Magazine as one of “…six young horticulturists who are helping to shape how America gardens. Tychonievich is the author of Plant Breeding for the Home Gardener, The Complete Guide to Gardeners, and Rock Gardening: Reimagining a Classic Style and is the editor of the North American Rock. 


Herb Excellence (Madrid)

Saturday, July 14, 2018 - 9:00am to 11:00am
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Come to the Iowa Arboretum in Madrid to reinvigorate your senses this summer with a refreshing look at herbs.  Donna Julseth from Prairieland Herbs will lead us on a tour of the arboretum’s herb garden.  She will share her extensive knowledge about herbs and their uses.  Participants will leave will a handout and their own herb to use at home.


Tour Iowa Arboretum (Madrid)

Tuesday, August 7, 2018 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
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Come to the Iowa Arboretum in Madrid for a guided evening tour of our gorgeous summer grounds.  Enjoy the beauty of the summer blooms without the heat of the afternoon.  The tour will begin at the Hughes Education Center and explore the nature that the Iowa Arboretum has to offer.


Gardening School (Madrid)

Thursday, September 20, 2018 - 8:00am to Friday, September 21, 2018 - 4:15pm
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The Sept. 20-21, 2018, Gardening School, previously known as Gardening Study School, has been approved by National Garden Clubs, Inc. It will be at the Iowa Arboretum, Hughes Education Center, rural Madrid, IA.

Master Gardeners earn 10 hours educational credit by completing this course. Learn more here: