Enjoy this month's publication of The View, the Arboretum's monthly newsletter! 
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The View, March 2019
What's Growing on at the Arboretum?
Can you believe that mother nature decided to send one more bout of snow our way? We're ready for nice spring weather, even if mother nature isn't. A few more bulbs have started to poke their way through the ground and a couple even have buds on them. We'll be sure to share as soon as we see our first bloom.
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Attend the annual membership meeting
Join us Thursday, April 25th for the Annual membership meeting at the Arboretum. We will be meeting at 5:30 in the Welcome Center. At the meeting, we will be thanking our board members who have completed their first and second terms, as well as voting in new officers.

Attendance is open to current members of the Arboretum. This will be a potluck event and attendees are encouraged to bring a dish to share, though it is not necessary for attendance to the meeting. Please RSVP online so that we can provide enough seating.
Officers Nominated
President:  Mary Meier
Vice President:  Warren George
Secretary:  Tracy Grandy
Treasurer:  Paul Kammerdiner
Second Three Year Term
Steve Buckles
Howard Craven
First Three Year Term
Mary Wilber

Nominating Committee
Mary Meier
Chris Beaty
Iann Veldhuizen
Yvonne Everton
Save the date: Annual Plant Sale
Once again, we're partnering with Green Scene for our annual plant sale. Stop by the National Cattle Congress Grounds at the Agricultural building on Saturday, May 11th from 9:00-12:00 and bring the whole family to help get your gardens ready for spring. 

There will be a variety of annuals, perennials, and other assorted plants to purchase. Each item you take home helps to continue the amazing work done by our organizations. We highly recommend bringing baskets or other transportation methods from the NCC grounds. Come early because the line will form fast!

Did you know that members recieve a discount coupon to be used at the plant sale? Depending on your membership level, you could get $2, $3, or even $5 off your total purchase! Not sure if you're a member? Call the office at 319-226-4966 and we can check for you. Want to renew your membership before the sale? You can do so by calling the office, emailing us at, or by visiting our website at
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. 
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 2009.

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