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Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden

909 Robert D Ray Drive

Mission Statement

Des Moines Botanical Center is reaching out to the community and beyond to educate and promote awareness of high level horticulture and environmental stewardship through; positive partnerships, education programs, opportunities for tourism, a quality venue for social events and meetings, unified grounds and unique horticulture collections.


Kelsey Acheson

Monday, May 14, 2018
Went for Earth Day (free Admission) and it was so fun! Makes a great date, excursion with friends, or family-friendly adventure! When I went they had special Earth Day events going on and it added even more fun! It looks like they do events almost every week so I would check their website/Facebook for info on those! Also gift shop is amazing so be prepared for that!!!

Richard Johnson

Saturday, May 12, 2018
Beautiful, interesting exotic plants you can wander through at leisure. Rates for children (ages 4-17) make it easier for families to go. There aren't many activities aimed at children, though. Wonderful place to visit otherwise, to relax amid colors and scents. The staff is very friendly, too.

Thai B

Sunday, March 11, 2018
I haven't been here in years, it was too chilly to check out the outside garden, I will have to come back when it warms up. Otherwise the inside is essentially the same as it always has been. It is still interesting to look around at all of the plants and flowers. However we did discovered the Garden show room. It was cooler than the main dome and they some nice potted plants in there. Definitely go and check it out.

Alysia Webster

Thursday, March 15, 2018
Love it! Especially the fun classes you can sign up for- like the flower crown class. My girls had a great time! Wandering through the gardens is leisurely but still fun spotting exciting, new flowers and foliage. The side greenhouse is much cooler and has many wonderful spots to stop and rest and take in the natural beauty of these amazing plants.

Linda M. Schultz Obert

Tuesday, May 1, 2018
I was a visitor on Christmas Day 2017. Of course, it then wasn't a peak time for the facility. For the most part, generally speaking things looked fine. But after touring everywhere I could see several "brown" leafs and "spent" flower blooms needed to be removed. Thank you,----for alerting staff. I am sorry this message is getting to you so late. I just didn't know where to send.

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