January 1, 2013 – Des Moines, IA
DES MOINES, Iowa (January 1, 2013) – The Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden invites you to come in from the cold and enjoy Botanical Blues every Sunday in January and February, from 1 to 3 p.m. All performances begin promptly at 1 p.m. The first act will play until 1:45 p.m., take a 15-minute break, and then the second act will play until 3 p.m.
The 2013 line-up of musicians includes:
Come early, stay late. The Garden is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Take a stroll in the tropical splendor of the geodesic dome, enjoy the art in the North Wing Gallery, browse the Swartz Library and see nature photography in the corridor on your way to the Show House displays.
Botanical Garden members and children under 3 free, other adults $5, seniors 65+ $4, youth ages 4-17 $3. Light appetizers and drinks by Des Moines Embassy Club available to purchase. Free parking.
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.