The Wells Fargo Rose Garden
If you’ve visited the Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden between spring and fall, you were first greeted by the dynamic, colorful Wells Fargo Rose Garden. We carefully design and organically maintain this garden to challenge the definition of traditional rose gardens—you’ll find more than roses here!
As the first impression that guests see when they walk from the parking lot to the main entrance, the Wells Fargo Rose Garden must look inviting and interesting all season long. To accomplish this, we have turned to incorporating other flowering plants among the rose beds, including colorful Verbena, Zinnia, Lilium and more. This variation in planting not only complements the roses with height and dimension, but it also attracts beneficial insects throughout the season.
The Wells Fargo Rose Garden is carefully maintained using only organic fertilizers and organic pesticides as needed. We also use integrated pest management methods to increase the overall health of the plants while protecting and retaining beneficial pollinators.
The next time you visit the Botanical Garden, take your time as you arrive to walk between the beds of this uniquely vibrant garden. Take in the plant diversity, view some of our favorite roses for Iowa and consider challenging the design potential that lies within your own garden.