December 30, 2012 – Des Moines, IA
DES MOINES, Iowa (December 30, 2012) — Come join other gardeners on Saturday mornings at the Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden as inspiring speakers share their knowledge about all aspects of gardening. Beginning the first Saturday in January and ending the last Saturday in March, there will be two lectures, one at 10 a.m., another at 11 a.m.
The January 2013 line-up of speakers includes:
For a listing of all Learn on Saturdays speakers and topics for 2013, visit dmbotanicalgarden.com.
The fee for each Saturday morning is $5 for members, $10 for nonmembers. Plan to arrive early, claim your chair in the Levitt Room, then browse the Swartz Library, the geodesic dome and Show House. The Botanical Garden opens daily at 9 a.m. and closes at 5 p.m. The Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden is located at 909 Robert D. Ray Drive in Des Moines. There is plenty of 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.