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Youth, families and people of all ages will enjoy a festive and safe event from the Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden. Trick-or-Trees will feature interactive activities, entertainment and fun information about trees throughout the six acres of outdoor gardens. Halloween costumes are encouraged. Join us for a fun, festive day for all ages!


  • 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Andy Klindt Chainsaw Artist
  • 10:30 a.m. Story Sprouts
  • 11-11:45 a.m. Antique Cider Press Demonstration
  • Noon: Costume Parade
  • 1:30 p.m. Story Sprouts
  • 2-2:45 p.m. Papermaking
  • 3 p.m. Costume Parade
  • 4:30 p.m. Story Sprouts
  • 5-5:45 p.m. Jonathan May Comedy Magician
  • 6 p.m. Costume Parade / Pumpkin Lighting

Thank you to our Presenting Community Sponsor, Voya.

The event will be included with admission and made accessible through our Museums for All and Iowa Libraries Adventure Pass programs. To allow for safe social distancing, Trick-or-Trees will have timed tickets. Although walk-ins will be accepted throughout the day, admission is not guaranteed without advance registration.

Face coverings are required for all Botanical Garden guests above age two; costume masks are not a replacement for protective face masks.


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