An innovative escape in downtown Des Moines.
With a mission of exploring, explaining and celebrating the world of plants, the Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden inspires and engages visitors through education, experience and exploration. As a renowned cultural institution, the Botanical Garden cultivates diverse plants and connects people to the environment surrounding them.
From our storied Bonsai collection to uncommon plant species (like Carrie the Corpse Flower) to seven acres of outdoor gardens, there’s something of interest for gardening enthusiasts and casual observers alike. Immerse yourself in the Gardens through self-guided exploration, take a class or attend one of our signature events.