Wellness in the Garden

Come experience the healing and restorative power of the natural world.

Through exercise, meditation, and finding peace among tranquil landscapes, the Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden offers an opportunity to recharge, reconnect, and enhance wellness unlike any other.

See below to learn more and register for upcoming wellness programs

Upcoming Wellness Programs

The following programs will take place outdoors as weather permits.

Click the buttons with program dates below to register.

Members: be sure to sign in at the top of the registration page to apply your member discount!

Tai Chi with Sherry Levine

Practice this ancient form of exercise in the beauty and tranquility of the Garden. Tai Chi uses gentle, flowing movements to increase strength, flexibility, range of motion and balance, while also fighting stress and promoting serenity. 

Members $5, Nonmembers $10

Sat. May 1, 10-11 a.m.
Sat. June 5, 10-11 a.m.
Sat. July 3, 10-11 a.m.
Sat. August 7, 10-11 a.m.

Meditation with Dennis Kelly

Learn to calm the mind and relax the body to promote a healthier, more productive life. This simple meditation technique is designed for all skill levels to improve circulation and lower blood pressure, stress and anxiety. 

Members $5, Nonmembers $10

Sat. May 8, 10-11 a.m.
Sat. June 12, 10-11 a.m.
Sat. July 10, 10-11 a.m.
Sat. August 14, 10-11 a.m.

Zumba with Cristina Rodriguez

Admire the Garden as you work out during this outdoor Zumba class! Zumba is a dance fitness program that combines Latin and international music to create an easy, fun and effective workout anyone can do. Cristina Rodriguez, a certified Zumba instructor and ZIN™ member with eight years of experience, will teach this class. 

Members $5, Nonmembers $10

Sat. May 15, 10-11 a.m.
Sat. June 19, 10-11 a.m.
Sat. July 17, 10-11 a.m.
Sat. August 21, 10-11 a.m.

Yoga with Power Life Yoga staff

Enjoy an all-levels yoga series that weaves graceful movements with challenging postures. Improve posture, flexibility and focus while cultivating a sense of serenity. 

Members $5, Nonmembers $10

Sat. May 22, 10-11 a.m.
Sat. June 26, 10-11 a.m.
Sat. July 24, 10-11 a.m.
Sat. August 28, 10-11 a.m.

Become a Member

Members receive free admission, discounts on classes, and much more!

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Other Wellness Programs

Forest Therapy Walks with Madison Traviss

Attend a Forest Therapy Walk to experience the healing and wellness-promoting effects of bathing the senses in the atmopshere of the natural world. Walks are being offered virtually, outdoors, and indoors at the Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden.

Learn more and find upcoming walks at madisontraviss.com.

Note this link will take you to an external website.

Find a forest therapy walk

Calendar of Events

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

Event Calendar