Cedar Valley Botanical Garden was established in the 1990s by local members to create green spaces in the area. There are rose garden, herb garden, jade garden, lawn and labyrinth.
The Arboretum’s purpose is to provide a public green space that connects people and nature through summer education programs, volunteer opportunities and recreational gardens. There is only fresh air and natural beauty, no sensory weight.
The botanical garden is located on 72 acres of land east of Eagle Eye Community College. More than half of the land is planted by the college agricultural college, where corn and soybeans are grown. Nature-centric buildings, gardens, and artwork are organic themes tied to the roots of agriculture in Iowa.
The arboretum was built from the ground up by volunteers and community members from Cedar Valley. They donate their time, talents and money and this green space is a true insight into our community, like a gem-like space. As part of the 50th anniversary tree planting event, the first tree planting event was held in 1996, which is the legacy of the pioneers who came to the area more than 150 years ago.
Calendar of events: https://www.cedarvalleyarboretum.org/Events