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Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden
Open today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Saturday, October 19th visit.

My wife and I visited just before 11am on Saturday, October 19th. When getting our tickets, the... read more

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iowacityia
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iowa city, ia
Tiny but nice

Had a couple of hours extra to kill and decided to visit the Botanical gardens as it was so close... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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Turku, Finland
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Reviewed September 16, 2019 via mobile

This is a beautiful walk along the gardens and river. The greenhouse is lovely and the reception area was delightful. A great place to spend some hours or hold a reception!!

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank burgynest
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Reviewed September 14, 2019 via mobile

Beautiful gardens and an excellent view of the city and river. Our kids loved the waterfall and walking paths.

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed September 9, 2019

It's not a big place, but many species of tropical plants inside the greenhouse and the cafe is a hotspot. Some people go there, just to appreciate the cafe.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank 538juliob
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Reviewed September 4, 2019

Beautiful place to walk through, sit and read a book or just relax. The gardens are beautiful and accessible year round. They also have a café on location and the food is amazing! I met a friend for lunch and sat on their huge deck overlooking the water garden. If you have never been here or haven't been for years....its time!

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed September 3, 2019

The Botanical Center has both indoor and outdoor exhibits. The giant dome is home to many huge tropical plants. There's the house garden, also inside, with beautiful flowering plants and a house theme, like with windows and doors on display showcasing the plants and a chair for a photo op. Outside, though is my favorite. The water gardens are very well designed, with waterfalls and bridges. I love seeing frogs in giant lily pads. My very favorite part is the larger waterfall. There are benches behind it, and you can sit and watch the sheet of water in front of you, and just relax. Wheelchair friendly and a great place to spend some time to unwind.

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank P8743KEsusanh
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