Reopening

Learn about the Botanical Garden’s reopening amid COVID-19.

COVID-19 Safety Guideline

  • Fully vaccinated guests, who are comfortable doing so, are welcome to enjoy the indoor and outdoor garden spaces without a mask.
  • Those who are not yet vaccinated, including young children, are encouraged to continue wearing their face covering in all areas of the Garden. 
  • Do not visit the Garden if you are ill, exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19 or have received a positive test for COVID-19 in the last 14 days; if anyone in your household is ill, exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19 or have received a positive test for COVID-19 in the last 14 days; or if you have been in contact with anyone who is ill, exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19 or have received a positive test for COVID-19 in the last 14 days.

Thank you for your cooperation and understanding. The health and safety of our Botanical Garden guests, volunteers and staff is our highest priority.

What will I be able to see?
The conservatory , Gardeners Show House and outdoor gardens are open daily. The outdoor gardens will remain open seasonally, weather permitting.

Do I have to wear a mask?
Unvaccinated guests above the age of 2 are encouraged to wear a mask indoors. However, when outdoors masks are not required.

What is there to eat?
Trellis Café is open Wednesday-Sunday, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.

Are there restrooms available?
Yes.

Will you have wheelchairs, strollers and umbrellas available?
Yes, both wheel chairs and strollers are available on a first come first served basis.

Is the Garden Shop open?
Yes, the Garden Shop is open during regular business hours, Tuesday through Sunday 10a.m. – 5p.m.

How can I share photos of my visit?
Please tag us on social media using #dmblooms.

How can I become a member?
Visit dmbotanicalgarden.com/membership for unlimited admission year-round.

Location and Directions

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

For driving directions, click here.

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