CANCELED O.W.L.S. - The Brenton Arboretum: Past, Present, and Future

McFarland Park, Story County

Tuesday, April 7, 2020

Due to COVID-19, O.W.L.S. - The Brenton Arboretum: Past, Present, and Future, has been canceled.

Melissa Burdick, Executive Director

Nestled in the heart of Dallas County farmland, The Brenton Arboretum is one of Iowa's premier botanical collections. Join us for an exploration of The Brenton Arboretum from pioneer to farming days, to a seed of an idea in founder Buz Brenton's imagination, to the stunning cultural attraction it is today. Plus, enjoy a sneak peek at the exciting projects in store for the future of the Arboretum with a glimpse at the newly updated master plan. 

(Older, Wiser, Livelier, Souls) programs are  held each month beginning at 11:00 a.m. at the Story County Conservation Center (56461 180th Street, Ames.) These are designed for "boomers" or older - but anyone can attend. No registration is required to attend the free program. An optional lunch follows the program for just $7.50. Register for lunch at or call 515-232-2516. Registration and payment for the optional meal is required by 4:00 pm. on Friday, April 3, 2020.

Menu; Macaroni and cheese bar (ham and swiss, chicken Marsala, broccoli), green beans, roll, and lemon bar

Note* Unless otherwise stated, refunds can be issued less a $5.00 processing fee per event for cancellations prior to the registration deadline. No refunds will be made after the registration deadline.

To Register

Registration is no longer available


CANCELED O.W.L.S. - The Brenton Arboretum: Past, Present, and Future


Tuesday, April 7, 2020
11:00 AM


McFarland Park
56461 180th Street
Ames, IA 50010
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Adults - $7.50

Children - $7.50