Exploring, explaining and celebrating the world of plants.

Explore the Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden, a vibrant, seven-acre public garden in the heart of downtown Des Moines. With progressive design, innovative programming and dynamic exhibits, we offer opportunities for learning, socialization and respite for gardening enthusiasts and casual visitors alike.

Events

Events

Fall Garden Sip and Stroll
September 24, 2019

Celebrate the beginning of fall with a glass of wine and a wal...[more]

Social Irrigation presented by EMC Insurance Companies: Max Wellman
September 26, 2019

Max Wellman, with a sound evoking the likes of Sinatra and Con...[more]

Fall Gardening
October 01, 2019

Fall doesn’t have to mark the end of the growing season. The...[more]

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Host Your Next Event at the Garden

The Botanical Garden makes a stunning backdrop for all types of occasions including corporate gatherings, weddings and other celebrations. From planning to execution, our team of expert planners will ensure your event is a success.

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Trellis Café

A locally sourced, plant-inspired menu

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Open Tuesday-Sunday, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.

Youth & Families

Our programs engage multiple generations in the Botanical Garden’s mission of exploring, explaining and celebrating the world of plants. Enroll in family workshops, summer camps, tours, story time and more.

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