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Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden, Des Moines

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TripAdvisor
  • I love the botanical garden! We make it a point to go once a year to just cruise through and enjoy nature. The facility seems to be a little dated, but beyond that, what a great time! Take little ones...  more »
  • Five ladies from Wisconsin, learned about the largest Coleus collection in the US. The staff of volunteers and workers were helpful, and even gave us an idea about dinner. Thanks again.  more »
  • We especially enjoyed the orchids and the coleus in the special exhibits. The irises outside were incredible. We also ate lunch in the Trellis Cafe. Everything was well seasoned and beautifully presen...  more »
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  • A very well-kept botanical gardens ideally located on the river. My only complaint is that I wish it were a bit larger - what a complaint to have! It cost $8 per ticket and was a nice experience for the money. I think the biodiversity could have been expanded (especially trees), and the large aquatic area needs serious attention. Otherwise, it was an exceptional garden.
  • Small but beautifully done. A wonderful variety of plants and flowers. Good restaurant; we enjoyed a glass of wine and lunch outside by the lotus pond. Very nice people check you in.
  • This is a beautiful garden with lots of varieties of flowers. My only complaint is that an adult ticket price of $8 feels a little steep since the garden isn't very big. It's very sunny, best to go early or late in the day to avoid the heat.
  • Awesome place to take kids, can be warm but lobby is air conditioned if you need a break! Outside garden area is spectacular! Staff is friendly and helpful!
  • This is a good place if you're into plants. Lots of info about plants and plant geneogly. I'm someone who is not as interested as spouse. Has nice views outside of garden and desmoine river. Gets little warm on inside green house but nice outside.