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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
  • 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 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

Botanical Design Series: Fairy Gardening

  • May 23, 2017
    From: 06:00 PM to 07:30 PM

Journey Through Wonderland

  • April 3, 2017 - June 3, 2017
    10 am - 5 pm Daily

Bonsai for Beginners

  • May 27, 2017
    From: 09:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Last Saturday Strolls


  • From: 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM

Botanical Design Series: Leaf Sand Casting

  • June 3, 2017
    From: 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Yoga at the garden

  • Recurring weekly on Saturday until July 15, 2017
    From: 08:30 AM to 10:00 AM

Garden Dinner: A Season Selection

  • June 6, 2017
    From: 06:00 PM to 08:00 PM

Spring Luncheon

  • June 8, 2017
    From: 11:00 AM to 01:00 PM

Terrariums


  • From: 06:00 PM to 07:30 PM

Container Garden Design

  • June 10, 2017
    From: 01:00 PM to 03:00 PM

Fairy Gardening

  • June 17, 2017
    From: 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM

Introduction to Herbalism

  • June 22, 2017
    From: 06:00 PM to 08:00 PM

Social Irrigation

  • Recurring weekly on Thursday until September 28, 2017
    From: 05:00 PM to 08:00 PM

Hardscaping Around Your House

  • June 24, 2017
    From: 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Artist Reception - Original Skin

  • June 29, 2017
    From: 05:00 PM to 07:00 PM