Plan a Visit


Our grounds are open 365 days of the year from dawn to dusk for visitors to enjoy!

Tours and programs of the Arboretum are available year round. Group walking tours of eight or more people may be scheduled in advance by calling 563-242-4771 or e-mailing

Bickelhaupt Arboretum house

Tours are customized for the group, whether family, garden group, school children or horticulture students, and range from one to two hours. Volunteers may lead the tours with staff assistance. Electric carts are available for visitors who need assistance.

Visitors can meet at the gathering place by the south parking lot.

The arboretum also offers monthly educational programs.