June 18, 2015 – Des Moines, IA
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
For release: June 18, 2015
Contact: Eldree Baer, Director of Marketing and Guest Experience
Botanical Garden open until 8 p.m. on Thursdays
DES MOINES, Iowa (June 18, 2016) –
From now through September 3, 2015, the Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden will be open to the public until 8 p.m. on Thursday evenings. In addition, Trellis Café will also be open for happy hour from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. serving cocktails, beer, other beverages and small plates.
“Evenings are one of the best times to see the gardens,” said Kelly Norris, director of horticulture. “It’s a magical space to unwind in for happy hour.”
Regular admission rates for the Botanical Garden apply in the evenings and all ages are welcome. Please note that on Thursday July 9 and July 23, the Botanical Garden will be closed for private events and will not be open to the public.
On January 1, 2013 the Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden launched a new beginning. After years of planning, a bold vision, generous community support and a new staff, the Botanical Garden assumed operatorship of a 34-year old conservatory and 14 acres of land bordering the Des Moines River. Armed with a mission of exploring, explaining and celebrating the world of plants, we are a garden now. The Botanical Garden is a 501(c)(3) privately governed, not-for-profit institution with ten years of operating support at $645,000 per year from the City of Des Moines, Des Moines Water Works and Bravo Greater Des Moines. In addition, the Phase II Endowment goal will grow the total endowment to $3.6 million.