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“Striking!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Better Homes and Gardens Test Garden

Better Homes and Gardens Test Garden
1716 Locust Street, Des Moines, IA 50309, Des Moines, IA 50309
515-284-3994
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Ranked #24 of 94 things to do in Des Moines
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Owner description: Right in the heart of the city is a half-block long blaze of beauty - Better Homes and Gardens' testing ground for various landscape designs that the company documents and photographs. The area is one large area made of many mini-backyards, complete with annuals, perennials, bulbs and typical backyard structures like fences and gates.
Minneapolis, MN
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“Striking!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2011

The test garden is not large, but it is very peaceful and beautiful and located near the lovely sculpture garden for an addition to your pleasant walk! Would sure be nice if they offered a bit of tea and lemonade on site since it's Better Homes and Gardens, but you'll have to grab that at a coffee shop across the street. The big con is they are only opened Fridays, noon-2 pm, May-October.

Visited August 2010
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