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.

A Message About COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

Botanical Garden Closed Until Further Notice

As the threat of Coronavirus (COVID-19) continues, the Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden will remain closed until further notice. This includes regular admission in addition to all classes, programs, events, the Garden Shop and Trellis Café. Visit our websiteFacebookInstagram and Pinterest pages for new gardening content daily. We thank you for your continued support and look forward to welcoming you to the Garden as soon as possible.

In the interest of health and safety in light of the ongoing Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, we are shifting the 2020 Spring Garden Festival to an online plant sale with curbside pickup. The opening night celebration, garden art and vendor fair, pop-up activities and the members’ breakfast are canceled. We will announce details on how and when to purchase and pickup plants in the coming days. Thank you for your understanding and ongoing support, and thank you to our presenting sponsor, Country Landscapes.



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Garden Sights


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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