Holiday Weekend (Updated June 29) - Summer is in full swing here at the Arboretum as the flowering plants put on nature's stunning show of fireworks for the upcoming Fourth of July weekend. Showy bloomers such as Echinacea (Coneflower), Delphinium (Larkspur) and Hydrangea have come into their own this past week. All of the rose gardens are in glorious bloom--stop by the Ankeny Rose Garden near the Annual Garden outside the Visitor Center, The Wilson Rose Garden across from the Home Demo shuttle stop or the Nelson Shrub Rose Garden just past the Sculpture Garden at High Point on Three-Mile Drive. The Spiegel Garden in front of the Snyder Building is also a colorful spot for a photo op!

See the What's In Bloom page for a full report.