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Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden

  • Region: Downtown
  • 909 Robert D. Ray Drive
  • Des Moines, IA 50309-2897
  • Phone: (515) 323-6290
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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 $8; Seniors and Veterans $7; Students ages 4-17 $6; children 3 and under and members free.
  • Group Rates: Guided tours are $13 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
  • Banquet Capacity 220
  • Number of Rooms 8
  • Booths 20
  • Classroom Capacity 100
  • 10 X 10 Booths 20
  • Free Parking? true
  • Wireless Internet Available? true
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

All-Iowa Master Gardener Art Show

  • September 22, 2017 - November 11, 2017
    Open Daily 10 am - 5 pm

Story Sprouts

  • Recurring weekly on Friday until December 29, 2017
    10:30 AM to 11:00 AM

Annual Symposium

  • October 21, 2017
    From: 09:30 AM to 04:00 PM

Just Keep Planting - Annual Symposium

  • October 21, 2017
    From: 09:30 AM to 04:15 PM

Saturday Drop In Programs

  • Recurring weekly on Saturday until December 23, 2017
    From: 10:00 AM to 01:00 PM

Principles of Plant Propagation

  • October 24, 2017
    From: 06:00 PM to 08:00 PM

Venue Open House

  • October 25, 2017
    From: 04:30 PM to 07:00 PM

Orchids for Beginners

  • October 26, 2017
    From: 06:00 PM to 08:00 PM

Last Saturday Stroll

  • October 28, 2017
    From: 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM

Terrariums


  • From: 06:00 PM to 07:30 PM

Holiday Wreaths

  • November 14, 2017
    From: 06:00 PM to 07:30 PM

Homemade Papermaking

  • December 5, 2017
    From: 06:00 PM to 07:30 PM

Block Printing Holiday Cards

  • December 9, 2017
    From: 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM