Gardening

At the Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden, gardening and the passion for it is our daily business. Our horticulture staff utilize their knowledge and expertise to craft and facilitate the highest quality plant-driven experiences. For whatever reason you find yourself digging in the dirt, we have an opportunity, a program, an exhibit or a garden just for you.

The Botanical Garden's staff take pride in promoting the generosity of the gardening experience with our patrons and visitors. Throughout your visit, never hesitate to engage one of our professionals with questions or curiosities you have about the plant world. Moreover, take the opportunity to connect with us right here: 

  • The Gardener's Blog offers weekly advice, chatter, and insider information on everything from new plants, plant diseases, gardeners in the news, and the latest on what's growing on here at the Botanical Garden.
  • Earth-Friendly Gardening Practices is a compilation of ideas and suggestions for gardening in harmony with our environment. Remember, there is only one environment that's worth protecting - ours.
  • If you're new to gardening, new to Iowa or just curious about how horticulture works in the upper Midwest, you'll enjoy reading through our Gardening FAQs. We're always updating them, so if you don't see your question answered here, drop us a note.

Above all, we want you and your garden to thrive. Call on us, engage us and join us in planting the world a more beautiful place.