Terrace Hill Garden Party

  • Overview

    Join Iowa’s First Gentleman, Kevin Reynolds, in the beautiful and historic Terrace Hill gardens for a summer evening of food, drinks, tours, and fun!

    On August 28th from 5-7pm, we’re throwing a Garden Party at Terrace Hill, Iowa Governor’s Residence and National Historic Landmark. Proceeds from this event will benefit the Terrace Hill Partnership, a non-profit organization that supports necessary conservation and restoration projects for the Terrace Hill building and grounds.

    The evening’s garden party-themed reception will include:
    • Hors d'oeuvres and desserts prepared by Terrace Hill Chef Sharon VanVerth, featuring garden produce from the Terrace Hill gardens
    • Wine & beer
    • Croquet games on the Terrace Hill lawn
    • Tours of the Terrace Hill residence and gardens

    Reservations are $45 per guest and must be made in advance. For reservations go to or call 515-281-7205.

    Terrace Hill Governor’s Residence and National Historic Landmark is located at 2300 Grand Avenue in Des Moines, Iowa. Guided tours are offered Tuesday through Saturday from 10:30 am-1:30 pm. Walk-ins are welcome; reservations are requested for groups larger than 10.
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