Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden

909 Robert D. Ray Dr.
Des Moines, IA 50309- Map It
(515) 323-6290

AAA Editor Notes

Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden is off I-235 E. 6th St./Penn Ave. exit following signs to 909 Robert D. Ray Dr. Within the site's geodesic dome are more than 1,750 species of plants, including seasonal flowers and a bonsai collection. Fourteen acres of outdoor gardens include walking paths and a waterfall. Horticultural staff are available to answer questions. Reservations are required 2 weeks in advance for guided tours (minimum 10 people). Special events are offered. Food is available Tues.-Sun. 11-2. Guided tours are available. Food is available. Time: Allow 2 hours minimum.
Admission Apr.-Oct. $8; $7 (ages 65+ and military with ID); $6 (ages 4-17). Admission rest of year $6; $5 (ages 65+ and military with ID); $4 (ages 4-17).
Hours: Daily 10-5 (also Thurs. 5-8, mid-June to early Sept.). Closed major holidays. Phone ahead to confirm schedule.