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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.


Eric Frieb

Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2018
I was very pleased with my visit. I came with two others, and we were warmly greeted. What was a quick visit to waste an hour became a nice, refreshing, and educational opportunity. I recommend visiting during the summer or more plant friendly weather for the displays outside, which I'm sure would be gorgeous if we had come during such a season opposed to late Fall.

Melissa Reyerson

Thursday, Aug. 9, 2018
The Des Moines botanical gardens is a beautiful place to visit with a nice variety of plants both indoors and outdoors. The outdoor garden area is newer and they often have events going on throughout the year - such as live music and yoga. My favorite time to visit is in the winter - as it is a nice escape from the cold and barren landscape.

Danielle Lantinga

Friday, May 25, 2018
Beautiful place. Military discounted tickets. Wheelchairs if needed. The staff is very welcoming and take great care and pride in the gardens. We wish the Gardeners corner was open but the door was locked unfortunately. Enjoyed our time here. Very easy going and fun place to be. Gets humid inside the dome though, just be prepared.

Hugo Hackenbush

Friday, June 29, 2018
Not worth the $10 admission. Takes 35 minutes to see it all. If you go around twice and take lots of pictures 1 hour. See a $200 million movie for less and it lasts 2 hours. Netflix or Amazon for a month. A stroll in the park is free. That said, if you have $10 to blow without consequence or trade-off choices (maybe you are a union or government employee) it is definitely pretty and maintained in an excellent manner.

catherine coover

Wednesday, July 25, 2018
Just a very beautiful place, if you love sitting in your garden or learning about plants this is the place to go!! Great place for a family outting or even by yourself, the front desk/gift shop offers alot of interesting knowledge, gifts for all ages and a scavenger hunt for the kids. And don't forget to visit the cafe where you can enjoy your meal with an amazing view!

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