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Spring Garden Festival

presented by Country Landscapes

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 Garden 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:

  • 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 (now accepting vendor applications)

Saturday, May 11

  • Story Sprouts, 10:30-11 a.m.
  • Drop-In Programming, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
  • Plant Sale and Garden Art & Merchandise Fair, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.: Included with the cost of admission
  • Adult Gardening Workshop, 10:30 a.m.-noon: Registration required.
  • Family Gardening Workshop, 2-3:15 p.m.: Registration required.

Sunday, May 12: Mother’s Day

  • FREE admission for mothers all day thanks to Principal
  • Drop-In Programming, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
  • Plant Sale and Garden Art & Merchandise Fair, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.: Included with the cost of admission
  • Mother’s Day Brunch in Trellis, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.: Reservation recommended (515.323.6288)
  • Children’s Activities and Crafts, 12-3 p.m.

Tickets

Purchase Opening Night Tickets

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

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.