Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden

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United States of America - Iowa - Des Moines

Institution Code: DMBC

International Agenda Registration: No

BGCI Member: No

About the Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden

The Des Moines Botanical Center is one of the most popular cultural attractions in Iowa, providing educational, recreational, and community resources to thousands. Its goal is to provide botanical displays and educational services for its visitors. It is located on 14 acres along the east bank of the Des Moines River, close to downtown.

Des Moines Botanical Center is reaching out to the community and beyond to educate and promote awareness of high level horticulture and environmental stewardship through; positive partnerships, education programs, opportunities for tourism, a quality venue for social events and meetings, unified grounds and unique horticulture collections.

Main Address:
Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden
909 Robert D. Ray Drive
Des Moines
Iowa 50309 United States of America

Telephone: (515) 323-6290
Fax: (515) 242-2797
Primary Email:

Staff Details

  • Director's Name: Stephanie Jutila, President and CEO
    Curator's Name: Kelly D. Norris, Horticulture Manager
    Plant Records Officer's Name: Derek Carwood, Curatorial Horticulturist

About the Garden

  • Institution Type: Botanic Garden
  • Status
  • Status: Private: Yes
    Status: Municipal: Yes
  • Date founded: 1979
  • Physical Data
  • Latitude: 41.5974335
    Longitude: -93.6143564
    Altitude: 0.00 Metres

Features and Facilities

  • Open to public: Yes
    Friends society: Yes
    Retail Outlet: Shop: Yes

Plant Collections

  • Special Collections:Acanthaceae, Araceae, Bromeliaceae, Cactaceae, Euphorbiaceae, Gesneriaceae, Leguminosae, Liliaceae, Myrtaceae, Palmae, Acalypha, Anthurium, Begonia, Pseuderanthemum, bonsai, and orchids.

Conservation Programmes

Research Programmes

Education Programmes

  • Education Programme: Yes