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Saturday Drop In Programs

  • Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden
  • Address: 909 Robert D. Ray Drive, Des Moines, IA 50309
  • Recurring weekly on Saturday until September 23, 2017
  • From: 10:00 AM to 01:00 PM
  • Phone: (515) 323-6290
  • Price: Free with regular admission and registration is not required.

Join us every Saturday for these brand new educational opportunities! Stop by on the first Saturday of the month and visit the Pop-Up Demos, where Botanical Garden staff and volunteers will give demonstrations and field questions on unique botanical topics. Wanting to know more about the history and changes of the Botanical Garden? Join us second Saturdays for a drop-in tour. On third Saturdays, come see the Iowa Bonsai Association in action as they work on specimens and field questions about the art of bonsai. For a hands-on experience, we invite you to join us on the fourth Saturday of the month to create a botanically inspired craft.

1st Saturday Pop-Up Demos:

July 1: Plants that Bite Back: Carnivorous Plant Exploration

Aug. 5: Hidden Treasures: Foodscaping for the Home Garden

Sept. 2: Monarch Madness: Tracking the Monarch Migration

2nd Saturday Pop-Up Tours:

July 8

Aug. 12

Sept. 9

3rd Saturday Pop-Up with Iowa Bonsai Association:

July 15


Sept. 16

4th Saturday Pop-Up Studios:

June 24: Wildflower Planting

July 22: Line by Line – Botanical Illustration

Aug. 26: Playful Harvest – Printing with Fruits and Veggies

Sept. 23: Fold and Fly – Origami Pollinators

Free with regular admission and registration is not required.

All of these programs are held from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. with the exception of Pop-Up Tours, which begin at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. and last 30 minutes.

Saturday Drop In Programs
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  • Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden
  • Free with regular admission and registration is not required.
  • Recurring weekly on Saturday