Bickelhaupt Arboretum is a 14-acre gem located in the heart of Clinton, Iowa. The
outdoor museum is the home of select labeled trees, shrubs, groundcovers, perennials
and annual flowers.
The arboretum, created in 1970 by Robert (Bob) and Frances Bickelhaupt, was donated to Eastern Iowa Community Colleges in 2014 and is now a part of EICC’s Clinton Community College.
The Bickelhaupts began the arboretum in response to the Dutch Elm Disease that destroyed the majority of large street trees in Clinton. Supervision of the arboretum was later passed to their daughter, Francie B. Hill.
The arboretum provides award-winning collections, classes, tours, a lending library and museum display of native animals to its visitors.
The mission of The Bickelhaupt Arboretum is to serve as a connection between people and plants through a better understanding of horticulture by developing and maintaining a well-documented collection of landscape plants adapted to this region for education and enjoyment.
The arboretum is open to everyone, free of charge, 365 days a year, from sunup to sundown.
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- Clinton Community College, 563-244-7000
- Muscatine Community College, 563-288-6000
- Scott Community College, 563-441-4000
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