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

Botanical Clay Ornaments
December 17, 2019

Get into the holiday spirit with a handmade keepsake that is s...[more]

Winter Break: Totally Tropical
December 27, 2019 - December 29, 2019

Drop-in Activities: Daily 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Looking for a fun fam...[more]

Winter Break: Banana Muffins
December 29, 2019

See our tropical banana plants and learn how they grow, flower...[more]

More fun and exciting things are happening.

SEE CALENDAR

Garden Sights

WHAT’S IN BLOOM
EXPLORE THE GARDENS
OUTDOOR GARDENS

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.

Learn More

Trellis Café

A locally sourced, plant-inspired menu

Learn More

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.

Explore Youth & Families

Sign up for Emails