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Mission Statement

The Mission of The Brenton Arboretum is to bring joy to all through the beauty and knowledge of the natural world of trees.


The arboretum is a place where trees and shrubs are grown for scientific and educational purposes. It is a living museum.



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Would you recommend The Brenton Arboretum?

by Leland S. (October 17, 2012)
The Arboretum is situated in an area of rolling hills near the southern edge of the Des Moines Lobe glacial field. Its goals include preservation of local and global biodiversity, and so it is an ideal place for education about all kinds of natural history topics: biological communities, ecological functions, seasonal changes, and human attempts to preserve and restore habitat. It's a great place to bring children and "lose" them in the outdoors with a kid-friendly guide and mentor.