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 and plant sale opens (ticket required), 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 free continental breakfast and early-bird access to plant sale, 8-10 a.m.
  • Plant sale with expert sales staff; garden art and merchandise fair, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.: Included with the cost of admission

Saturday, May 11

  • Plant sale with expert sales staff; garden art and merchandise fair, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.: Included with the cost of admission
  • Family Activities, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
  • Story Sprouts, 10:30-11 a.m.
  • Adult Gardening Workshop: Container Vegetable Gardening, 10:30 a.m.-noon: Registration required.
  • Family Gardening Workshop: Plant a Pizza Garden, 2-3:15 p.m.: Registration required.

Sunday, May 12: Mother’s Day

  • FREE admission for mothers through support from Principal
  • Plant sale with expert sales staff; garden art and merchandise fair, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.: Included with the cost of admission
  • Family Activities, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
  • Mother’s Day Brunch in Trellis, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.: Reservation recommended (515.323.6288)
  • Family Gardening Workshop: Flower Scepters and Crowns, 1-2:15 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

Presenting

Country Landscapes, Inc.

Gold 

Kemin Industries, Inc.
Brenda and Bernie Mouw
Nationwide
Cynde and Richard Schreiber
Vicky Wallace

Silver

Cindy and Kent Brady
Endless Summer
Shayla and Dr. Joel From
West Bank

Bronze

Jean and Craig Clabaugh
Martha Henrichs
Hillyard Inc.
Polly Moore
Mary Oothout
Jackie & Rich Pullen
Deb Wiley and John Schmidt
Janan and Zane Smith

Supporter

Susan and Carl Voss
Wilson & Egge, P.C.
Nancy Bone

In Kind

Bella Flora Event Design
Coca-Cola Atlantic Bottling Company
Endless Summer
Fareway Stores, Inc.
Principal
Sigler

Sponsorships

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