Exploring, explaining and celebrating the world of plants.
The Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden is a vibrant, seven-acre public garden in the heart of downtown Des Moines, providing an enduring guest experience through progressive design, innovative programming and dynamic exhibits.
Educational: Our commitment to literacy is rooted in the belief that education is a lifelong pursuit.
Cultural: We believe the fusion of art and horticulture provide a venue for meaningful, memorable experiences.
Innovative: As explorers, we curate dynamic collections with application to both industry and community.
Ecological: As ecological stewards we embrace the challenges and opportunities of environmental changes.
The Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden stands as one team devoted to learning and practicing anti-racism, inclusion, diversity, equality and accessibility, such that the Garden can be a vital resource and advocate for our diverse community. Public gardens and community green spaces have an essential role in bringing our diverse community together. We believe the Garden is a platform for a hopeful and peaceful future. Together we will dedicate ourselves to the active work of listening, learning and breaking down barriers and inequities.