Spring Garden Festival2018-12-12T11:11:45+00:00

Spring Garden Festival

May 9-12, 2019

The Spring Garden Festival is the Botanical Garden’s signature opportunity to celebrate gardening in Iowa. This four-day, pop-up retail festival includes nearly 500 limited edition varieties of plants, garden art and merchandise, plus educational sessions and family-friendly garden activities. The festival is held in the outdoor gardens and the North Gallery.

See below for more information on activities, sales, and festival hours.

Schedule

Thursday, May 9

  • Opening Night Party, 6-8 p.m.
    Celebrate spring at the 6th annual Spring Garden Festival Opening Night cocktail party! Opening night is the first chance to shop the sale and enjoy live music, botanically-inspired cocktails and hors d’oeuvres. The party also includes a butterfly release.

Friday, May 10: National Public Gardens Day

  • Members-Only Breakfast, 8-10 a.m.: Members receive exclusive access to the plant sale, plus a complimentary breakfast to enjoy while shopping.
  • Plant Sale and Garden Art & Merchandise Fair, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.: Included with the cost of admission
  • Workshops and Drop-in Demonstrations: Details coming early 2019.

Saturday, May 11

  • Plant Sale and Garden Art & Merchandise Fair, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.: Included with the cost of admission
  • Workshops and Drop-in Demonstrations: Details coming early 2019.

Sunday, May 12: Mother’s Day

  • FREE admission for mothers all day thanks to Principal
  • Plant Sale and Garden Art & Merchandise Fair, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.: Included with the cost of admission
  • Workshops and Drop-in Demonstrations: Details coming early 2019.

Tickets

Opening Night ticket information coming early 2019!

Friday through Sunday General Admission
(Regular cost of admission applies)

Member – free
Adult – $10
Senior (65+) – $9
Military – $9
Youth (4-17) – $7
Children 3 and under – free

Tickets available early 2019.

Thank you to our Sponsors

Gold 

Kemin Industries, Inc.
Nationwide

Silver

Shayla and Dr. Joel From

Bronze

Jean Clabaugh
Polly Moore
Deb Wiley

Sponsorships

Contact Debra Peckumn at dpeckumn@dmbotanicalgarden.com or 515.323.6289 with any questions about sponsorship opportunities.