Come to the Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden for a pruning workshop. https://www.dmbotanicalgarden.com/event/pruning-101/
Join the Botanical Garden staff as we merge plants, science and design to create miniature worlds. Learn how to design and care for terrariums and then build your own in this hands-on workshop. We will provide the ingredients (gravel, rocks, soil, plants, moss and lichen) to put in your terrarium. Please note glassware vessels are not provided. The Garden Shop has terrarium glassware for sale ranging from $10-20. Participants are also welcome to bring their own glass vessel.
The Spring Garden Festival is the Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden's signature opportunity to celebrate gardening in Iowa. This four-day, pop-up retail festival includes nearly 500 limited edition varieties of plants, garden art and merchandise plus educational sessions and family-friendly garden activities.
Join Director of Horticulture and Education Kelly Norris and Iowa State University Horticulture Senior Landscape Architect Lisa Orgler in a three-part series aimed at making your garden beautiful and functional. Learn to adapt wild plant communities and ecology for the home garden and develop a planting plan for a project of your choice. https://www.dmbotanicalgarden.com/event/hortecology-design-workshop-3/2020-02-13/
Brighten up your living space with a unique cactus dish garden. Learn helpful cactus growing and care tips, then design and safely plant your own container garden. https://www.dmbotanicalgarden.com/calendar/
Join us for a night of floral design fun guided by Aubrey Roth, a florist with more than 15 years of experience. Learn how to get the most out of each stem and embrace your own style. https://www.dmbotanicalgarden.com/calendar/
Wonder why some seeds just won’t germinate? Tired of stringy seedlings? Learn how to help seeds overcome dormancy and tips for growing healthy seedlings indoors, then start seeds to take home. https://www.dmbotanicalgarden.com/calendar/
Combine plants, science and design to create miniature worlds. Learn how to design and care for terrariums, then build your own. All materials except containers are provided. Terrarium glassware is for sale in the Garden Shop or participants can bring their own container. https://www.dmbotanicalgarden.com/calendar/
See your surroundings in a new way by learning how to use bark, buds, leaf scars and other features to identify Iowa’s native trees. Then take a walking tour of the outdoor gardens to practice your new naturalist skills as you learn more tree facts along the way. https://www.dmbotanicalgarden.com/calendar/