April 26, 2013 – Des Moines, IA
Find unusual and new varieties of annuals, perennials and vegetables at the Spring Plant sale! Many plants featured will not be available anywhere else in Des Moines. The sale will be held Saturday, May 4thfrom 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. and Sunday, May 5thfrom Noon – 4 p.m. at the Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden. Highlights include more than 50 varieties of Buck roses, ten varieties of clematis, hundreds of hostas, annuals and perennials and over 25 varieties of heirloom and hybrid tomatoes.
The Spring Plant Sale is sponsored by the Botanical Garden Volunteer Advisory Council and the ISU Polk County Extension Master Gardener Program. For more details call 515.323.6290 or go to dmbotanicalgarden.com
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.