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

Social Irrigation presented by EMC Insurance Companies: Chad Elliott and the Redemptions
July 18, 2019

Chad Elliott will perform a combination of roots-rock, soul an...[more]

Teacher Open House
July 18, 2019

Learn about our field trip programs and outreach opportunities...[more]

Social Irrigation presented by EMC Insurance Companies: Gina Gedler Quartet
July 25, 2019

Gina Gedler is an Iowa native and a frequent Des Moines perfor...[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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