There’s a Botanical Garden event for everyone. Whether you’re looking for gardening classes, things to do with kids, art exhibits, concerts, fundraisers or a place to hold your wedding or meeting, the Botanical Garden is a perfect Des Moines destination for learning and fun.

Calendar of Events

For a complete listing of upcoming events, explore our Event Calendar.

Event Calendar

Signature Events

Our signature events span the year. Each winter, we kick off the new year with Botanical Blues, our Sunday concert series featuring some of the best blues in the Midwest in the warmth of our tropical conservatory. We ring in spring with Spring Garden Festival, our four-day pop-up retail event and celebration. We send out spring with our Spring Luncheon, then swing into summer with Music in the Garden, a season-long outdoor concert series. Fall brings our Annual Symposium, the perfect opportunity to learn from garden experts from around the world, and then we mark the start of the holiday season with Champagne and Chocolate.

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Private Rentals

Make seven acres of outdoor gardens and a tropical conservatory the backdrop for your next event. Whether wedding, corporate retreat or private celebration, we can accommodate a wide variety of events.

Private Rentals