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The View, March 2019
What's Growing on at the Arboretum?
When it comes to growing, there's not a whole lot growing out at the Arb quite yet. Sigh... However, here's a spring picture from last year to help in the meantime. This month, staff have been attending professional development opportunities and learning about great new programs that can be brought to the Arboretum during the upcoming season. We have a great line up of events for this year. We hope you'll join us at one or more!
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Now accepting applications for new board members
Do you want to make a difference in your community? Do you love trees, plants, and all things nature? If so, we'd love to talk with you! We are now accepting applications for board members and looking for candidates who love nature and want to help the Arboretum fulfill its mission.

For more information on becoming a board member such as expected duties and commitments, or to fill out an application online, visit our website. Applications are due March 25th.
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March Membership Drive
March is here which means that many memberships will begin expiring soon. New this year, members who had a valid membership in 2017 but did not renew for the 2018 season can renew at a reduced rate for the month of March. Previous and current members will receive more information about membership renewal in the mail mid-March.

Don't forget that you can renew your membership at any time during the year by visiting our website, calling the office, or by stopping by the Arboretum during regular operating hours.
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Visit Arboretums & Botanic Gardens around the US!
Did you know that there are 6 other botanic gardens in Iowa that are a part of the American Horticultural Society's Reciprocal Admissions program? 

These gardens are a great place to visit on a day trip or a quick road trip for a weekend off. Learn more about the over 320+ gardens you can visit with a reciprocal admission from the Cedar Valley Arboretum here. 
2019 rentals are filling fast
Rentals at the Arboretum are one of the many ways families make the memories that matter most like weddings, birthday parties, anniversaries and more special.

Saturday rental dates are filling quickly so if you were thinking of having your event at the Arboretum give us a call soon! New this year we will have additional items that can be added to rentals such as pop-up tents, speaker systems, and set up and tear down crews.

Email for more information.
Our annual report will be available soon
2018 was a challenging, yet amazing year with seemingly-endless days of rainy weather. Even with the unpredictability of the weather, we welcomed thousands of new visitors from all over the US and the world throughout the season. We are putting the finishing touches on the report so that it is available by the end of March, if not sooner. The report will be available for download from the Arboretum's website.
Annual Reports
The Cedar Valley Arboretum and Botanic Gardens are excited to partner with Green Scene once again for our annual plant sale. Please join us on Saturday, May 11th from 9-12 at the Agricultural building on the Cattle Congress grounds in Waterloo. Between the two non-profits, there will be a wide selection of annuals and perennials as well as succulents, house plants and much more! Cash or check only, no cards will be accepted. Arboretum members will receive a discount coupon by mail to be used at the plant sale.
May 12th, 2019
Mother’s Day- Free Admission Day
Free Admission Days are offered to community members so that they can enjoy access to the Arboretum throughout the season. Additional dates may be offered with sponsorship.  On Mother’s Day, all mothers will receive free admission to the Arboretum.
May 13th – 19th 2019
National Public Gardens Week
Stop by the Arboretum during National Public Gardens Week and share why public gardens such as ours are important to you! Follow us on social media and use the hashtags #MyGarden, #CVABGnationalpublicgardensweek, and #Nationalpublicgardensweek to show us the fun activities you do at the Arboretum.
May 21st, 2019
Class: Hops in the House- 7:00-8:00 PM
For ornamental use or for brewing beer, hops are one of the most intriguing edible plants you can grow in your garden today. Learn how to grow your own plants, growing techniques, harvesting and unique crafts. $15 for non-members, $13.50 for members
Reserve your Spot
Join us on yet another blast to the past as Paul takes us on a brief visit to the Arboretum 2008.

You can read this article and more by visiting our blog.
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