Shed Sale

Attend the Earth Day Shed Sale

Attend the Shed Sale!

The Shed Sale will be held on Saturday, April 17, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. It is being held on our Earth Day celebration day because is promotes re-using by finding new homes for items no longer needed or wanted!  It will offer an array of gently used botanical treasures for gardeners and casual plant-lovers alike. All proceeds will support the Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden.

Admission is free this day for both the sale as well as visiting the Botanical Garden, thanks to the Principal Foundation. Due to free admission, we will be monitoring attendance on April 17. There may be short delays for entrance if we need to limit capacity. Thank you for understanding.


What is the Earth Day Shed Sale?
The Earth Day Shed Sale will offer an array of garden and botanical treasures for both new and experienced gardeners as well as those who don’t dig in the dirt at all! In line with recycling for Earth Day, the sale will offer gently used and unused items. Proceeds will support the Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden.

When is the Shed Sale?
April 17, 2021 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

What are the recommended donation items?

  • Wheelbarrows/garden wagons
  • Trellises
  • Window boxes
  • Plant stands
  • Bird baths
  • Garden furniture
  • Garden pots—only decorative pots will be accepted at this time
  • Garden hand tools (new or in great shape)
  • Flower arranging supplies
  • Bird baths, bird feeders, bird houses
  • Wind chimes
  • Gazing balls
  • Garden décor
  • Garden-related arts and crafts
  • Garden-related antiques
  • Botanical or nature art and photography
  • Gardening or floral-related antiques

Which items will not be accepted?

  • Electric or gas tools or equipment
  • Plastic nursery pots
  • Florist vases
  • Anything in disrepair

When and where can I drop off my donation?
Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden admission desk.
No-contact drop-off dates: March 6, March 20 and April 10, 9 a.m. to noon.

Can I arrange a pickup for large or multiple items donations?
Yes, please reach out to Susan Cory at or call 515-323-6293 if you’d like someone to come pick up your donations for you.

Location and Directions

Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden
909 Robert D. Ray Drive
Des Moines, Iowa 50309-2897

For driving directions, click here.