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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 10-acre public garden featuring a water garden, conifer garden, rose garden, and an iconic geodesic-domed conservatory with tropical and desert plants. Enjoy lunch at Trellis (open Wednesday - Sunday, 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.), shop for unique items in the Garden Shop or explore our unique 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. Free admission for up to four people with presentation of an EBT card and valid ID.
    • Group Rates: 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 at https://www.dmbotanicalgarden.com/visit/group-visits/
    • Guides Available:
    • Hours of Operation: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. T - Sun.
    • Season: Open Tuesday-Sunday 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): Explore the Botanical Garden on a free 30 minute guided tour each Saturday at 10:15 and 11:15 a.m. Your guide will illuminate notable plants and key pieces of the facility’s history as you tour the conservatory and/or outdoor gardens depending on the season. Tours are available for up to 12 people on a first-come, first-served basis.
    • Tour Times: Guided tours share the history and bright future of the Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden, along with a look at notable plants and what’s currently in bloom. Guided tours are an ideal way to experience the Botanical Garden for the first time. Guided tours may be scheduled upon request Tuesday through Sunday between 10 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. and last up to 75 minutes. Please schedule a minimum of two weeks in advance. Tours are $15/person for non-members and $5/person for members. To schedule a tour, visit: https://www.dmbotanicalgarden.com/visit/group-visits/
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    • Walking distance to the Iowa Events Center: 14
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    • Days of Operation: Tuesday-Sunday
    • Hours of Operation: 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
    • Patio Dining:
    • Total Seating Capacity: 80
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    • Virtual Activities Available:
    • Link to Virtual Activities: https://www.dmbotanicalgarden.com/programs/activities-and-resources/
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    • Description The Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden is a vibrant 10-acre public garden featuring a water garden, conifer garden, rose garden, and an iconic geodesic-domed conservatory with tropical and desert plants. Enjoy lunch at Trellis (open Wednesday-Sunday, 11 a.m-2 p.m.), shop for unique items in the Garden Shop or explore our unique education programs.
    • Largest Room 3460
    • Total Sq. Ft. 29161
    • Reception Capacity 220
    • Theatre Capacity 220
    • A/V Capabilities? true
    • 10 X 10 Booths 20
    • Outside Catering? true
    • Free Parking? true
    • Parking Capacity 200
    • Wireless Internet Available? true
    • Banquet Capacity 220
    • Number of Rooms 4
    • 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
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    909 Robert D. Ray Drive | Des Moines, IA 50309