April 18, 2013 – Des Moines, IA
Enjoy four days of free admission this year to the Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden thanks to sponsorship from The Principal Financial Group, and a fifth day with a voucher fromBetter Homes and Gardensmagazine.
During a $12 million makeover that includes new interiors and outdoor gardens, the domed conservatory and Gardeners Show House remain open. Visit often to watch the transformation.
The Saturday, April 20 free day celebrates Earth Day as part of the Downtown Earth Day Tour. Activities for all ages will be provided throughout the facility.
Get free admission on National Public Gardens Day, Friday, May 10, with a voucher fromBetter Homes and Gardens, printed by going to bhg.com/coupon.
On Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 12, free admission will be granted to all mothers.
Fathers get their day on Sunday, June 16, with free admission for all fathers.
On Veterans Day, Monday, November 11, all veterans and their families are admitted free.
The Botanical Garden, at 909 Robert D. Ray Drive, is open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. except major holidays. Regular admission is $5 for adults, $4 for adults 65 and older, $3 for children ages 4-17 and free for children 3 and younger.
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.