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Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden

  • Region: Downtown
  • 909 Robert D. Ray Drive
  • Des Moines, IA 50309
  • 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 Adult Education programs.

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  • Admission Price: April - October Members, free; Adults, $8; Ages 65+ and Military, $7; Ages 4-17, $6; Ages 3 & under, free. November - March Members, free; Adults, $6; Ages 65+ and Military, $5; Ages 4-17, $4; Ages 3 & under, free.
  • Group Rates: April - October - $13/person with a minimum of 10 guests and a limit of 25 guests per tour guide. This tour includes the conservatory and outdoor gardens. November - March - $10/person with a minimum of 10 guest and are limited to 25 guest per tour guide. This tour covers the conservatory and indoor spaces only. School and youth group rates are available for $3/student. Please contact the garden for student to chaperone requirements and rates.
  • Guides Available:
  • Hours of Operation: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Sun-Sat.
  • Season: Year-round; closed New Year's Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day.
  • Self-Guided Tours:
  • Tour Length: 40 minutes
  • Tour Times: Guided Tours 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Monday - Friday. Two week advanced reservations required. Unguided Tours Two week advance notice required. Tours can happen anytime during public hours.
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  • Average Price Lunch: $
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  • Days of Operation: Tuesday - Sunday
  • Hours of Operation: 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. Tuesday - Sunday
  • 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 more. Our iconic geodesic conservatory features tropical and desert plants, which is the perfect escape from Iowa’s winter days. Enjoy lunch at Trellis Café (open Tuesday – Sunday, 11 AM – 2 PM), 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

A Visual Journey with Bill and Karen

  • November 14, 2016 - January 29, 2017
    From: 10:00 AM to 05:00 PM

Pressed Flower Holiday Cards

  • December 10, 2016
    From: 01:00 PM to 03:00 PM

Botanical Design Series: Botanical Ornaments

  • December 13, 2016
    From: 06:30 PM to 08:00 PM

Double Discount Day at Garden Shop

  • December 13, 2016
    From: 10:00 AM to 06:30 PM

Evergreen Wreaths

  • December 17, 2016
    From: 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM

Building with Gingerbread

  • December 27, 2016
    From: 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM

Botanical Tie Dye

  • December 28, 2016
    From: 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM

Miniature Gardening

  • December 29, 2016
    From: 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM

Pop Up Education Station

  • January 7, 2017
    From: 11:00 AM to 02:00 PM

Learn on Saturdays


  • From: 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM

Pop Up Education Stations & Studios


  • From: 11:00 AM to 02:00 PM

Botanical Blues

  • Recurring weekly on Sunday until March 26, 2017
    From: 02:00 PM to 04:00 PM

Homeschool Day

  • January 28, 2017
    From: 10:00 AM to 02:00 PM

Buy one admission, get one free

  • Valid: January 1, 2015 - March 31, 2017
  • Categories: Things to Do