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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 a vibrant 7-acre public garden featuring 10 distinct gardens, including a water garden, conifer garden, rose garden and our iconic geodesic-domed conservatory 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 or take a class through our education programs.

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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:
    • Tour Length: 40 minutes.
    • Tour Times: Guided tours are available at 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. M-F. Please call to register at least two weeks in advance. Unguided tours can be scheduled any time between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. with two weeks' advance registration.
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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
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    • 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