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Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden

  • 909 Robert D. Ray Drive | Des Moines, IA 50309
  • Phone: (515) 323-6290
  • Region: Downtown
  • Overview

    The Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden is blooming with thousands of plants and flowers. Private events and public meetings are held beneath the dome or in one of the Garden's eight meeting rooms or outdoor gardens. Catering service is available.

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    General Information
    • Admission Price: Adults $10; Seniors and Veterans $9; Youth ages 4-17 $7; Children 3 and under and Members free.
    • Group Rates: Guided tours are $15 per person with a minimum of 10 guests and a limit of 25 guests per tour guide. This tour includes the conservatory and outdoor gardens. For groups of 10 or more that would like to explore the Botanical Garden on their own, we offer a special group rate: Adults 18-64, $7; Seniors 65+, $6.
    • Guides Available:
    • Hours of Operation: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily.
    • Season: Open daily year-round: closed New Year’s Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve (3 p.m.), Christmas Day and New Year’s Eve (3 p.m.).
    • Self-Guided Tours:
    • Specialty Tours (Ex: Kid-friendly): Take a self-guided, digital tour using the free GrowIt! app. Download the app in your phone's app store and visit the Garden for more details.
    • Tour Length: 45-75 minutes
    • Tour Times: Weekend Guided Tours Explore the Botanical Garden on a guided tour each Saturday and Sunday at 11 a.m. Your guide will illuminate notable plants and key pieces of the facility’s history as you tour the conservatory and outdoor gardens (weather permitting). Guided Adult Tours Guided tours led by staff and volunteers share the history and bright future of the Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden, along with a look at notable plants, what’s currently in bloom and insights into our horticultural practices. Guided tours are an ideal way to experience the Botanical Garden for the first time. Guided tours are offered Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and last approximately 30-40 minutes. Please schedule a minimum of two weeks in advance. Tours are $15 per person with a minimum of 10 guests and a limit of 25 guests per tour guide. This tour includes the conservatory and outdoor gardens (weather-permitting). Tour pricing includes admission. Unguided Adult Group For groups of 10 or more that would like to explore the Botanical Garden on their own, we offer a special group rate: Adults (18-64) $9 Seniors (65+) $8 To receive this rate, please schedule your visit at least two weeks in advance by contacting 515.323.6290.
    General Information
    • Accept Credit Cards:
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    • Days of Operation: T-Sun
    • Hours of Operation: 11 a.m. - 2 p.m., T-Sun.
    • Patio Dining:
    • Total Seating Capacity: 80
  • Meeting Facilities
    Facility Info
    Meeting Rooms
    • Description The Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden is a vibrant 7-acre public garden in the heart of Des Moines that features 10 distinct gardens including a water garden, conifer and gravel garden, rose garden and iconic geodesic conservatory filled with tropical and desert plants. Enjoy lunch at Trellis Café (open Tuesday-Sunday, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.), shop for unique items in the Garden Shop, take a class or book your next event at the Botanical Garden.
    • Largest Room 3460
    • Total Sq. Ft. 29161
    • Reception Capacity 220
    • Theatre Capacity 220
    • 10 X 10 Booths 20
    • Free Parking? true
    • Wireless Internet Available? true
    • Banquet Capacity 220
    • Number of Rooms 8
    • Booths 20
    • Classroom Capacity 100
    The DuPont Room
    • Total Sq. Ft.: 3460
    • Width: 106
    • Length: 32
    • Theater Capacity: 220
    • Classroom Capacity: 100
    • Banquet Capacity: 220
    • Reception Capacity: 220
    Swartz
    • Total Sq. Ft.: 1085
    • Width: 33
    • Length: 32
    • Theater Capacity: 60
    • Classroom Capacity: 36
    • Banquet Capacity: 56
    • Reception Capacity: 56
    Walsh
    • Total Sq. Ft.: 869
    • Width: 27
    • Length: 32
    • Theater Capacity: 50
    • Classroom Capacity: 32
    • Banquet Capacity: 40
    • Reception Capacity: 40
    DuPont East
    • Total Sq. Ft.: 1612
    • Width: 50
    • Length: 32
    • Theater Capacity: 100
    • Classroom Capacity: 36
    • Banquet Capacity: 80
    • Reception Capacity: 80
    Trellis Cafe
    • Total Sq. Ft.: 853
    • Reception Capacity: 50
    Conservatory
    • Total Sq. Ft.: 17588
    • Reception Capacity: 220
    DuPont West
    • Total Sq. Ft.: 1848
    • Width: 56
    • Length: 32
    • Theater Capacity: 100
    • Classroom Capacity: 42
    • Banquet Capacity: 80
    • Reception Capacity: 80
    Swartz/Walsh Combined
    • Total Sq. Ft.: 1954
    • Width: 60
    • Length: 32
    • Theater Capacity: 120
    • Classroom Capacity: 42
    • Banquet Capacity: 100
    • Reception Capacity: 100