Corporate Giving

We recognize that these are trying times for all businesses—for-profit and nonprofit. Through your new or continued partnership, we will emerge stronger together.

Corporations and organizations provide essential support that helps the Botanical Garden offer innovative hands-on programs, access to horticulture education and inclusive experiences for the Greater Des Moines community.

With every organization having a different need, we offer a range of ways to partner. We look forward to the opportunity to work with you and your company to develop the corporate package that best addresses your needs.

To start a conversation, please contact Sara Lemke, assistant director of philanthropy, at or 515.402.4280. 

Group Classes

Designed for groups looking for a fun and exclusive outing at the Botanical Garden, Potting Bench classes are the perfect way to tap into your inner green thumb. Choose from three hands-on workshops to design a unique piece to take home and enjoy.

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Signature Event Sponsorships

Event sponsorships support the Botanical Garden while contributing to the events and programs that help make our garden a cultural and educational destination. With six signature events to choose from, we have many opportunities to create a sponsorship package to fit your needs.

In addition to benefits such as increased visibility and brand recognition, a partnership with the Botanical Garden demonstrates a commitment to the environment and the conservation of plants and the natural world.

Click on one of the below links to learn more about the signature event and available sponsorship opportunities.

To learn more about customizing a sponsorship package, contact Sara Lemke, assistant director of philanthropy, at or 515.402.4280.

Corporate Matching Gifts and Workplace Giving Campaigns

Support the Botanical Garden by offering your employees workplace giving donations deducted directly from their paychecks. We also encourage you to inform your employees of any corporate matching gift opportunities. Both are a great way for your company to show its commitment to supporting the community.

Corporate Volunteering

Corporate groups interested in volunteering should fill out the Group Volunteer Application.

Please contact Susan Cory, volunteer coordinator at or 515.323.6293 with any questions.

Corporate and Foundation Partners

American Enterprise

Atlantic Coca-Cola Bottling Company

Baker Group

Bankers Trust

Brenda & Bernie Mouw

Central Iowa Blues Society

Cynde & Richard Schreiber

GreenState Credit Union

Homesteaders Life Company

Iowa State Bank

IMT Insurance

Huggins Consulting Group

Iowa State Bank

Joyce & Richard Chapman

Kemin Industries

Mary Oothout

Melinda & Charles Ruperto

MidAmerican Energy Company

Nancy Bone


Neumann Brothers

Pauline & William Niebur

Polly Moore

Techne Salon

Vicki & Bill Wallace

Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield

West Bank