The Botanical Garden is reopening after our closure due to COVID-19. Learn about our new policies and procedures here.
Whether you’re a plant and garden enthusiast or simply enjoy being in a beautiful place, every season brings different displays that offer something for everyone to learn from and enjoy. If you’re looking for things to do in Des Moines, whether you’ve lived here your whole life or are visiting for the first time, there’s always something new to explore at the Botanical Garden. We are an urban oasis and living museum in the heart of Des Moines, located conveniently in the East Village just north of I-235.