Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden

Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden


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Want to find your true nature at an urban oasis located in downtown Des Moines? The Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden is a natural choice. Located amidst a vibrant cityscape and lovely river views, the 12-acre oasis is teeming with thousands of native plants and exotic greenery from across the world. Its verdant offerings include a soothing waterfall and pond, one of the country’s most extensive bonsai collections, and brilliant seasonal blooms galore. The breathtaking gardens are open to the public currently Tuesday-Sunday from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. (except for major holidays), with NEW summer Happy Hours starting June 1. Visit in the warm weather Tuesday 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; Wednesday - Friday 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; and on the weekend 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Closed Mondays. No matter the season, the Botanical Garden provides a range of fun, signature events and classes in an always friendly climate.


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