Come to the Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden for a pruning workshop. https://www.dmbotanicalgarden.com/event/pruning-101/
Come to the Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden for the Annual Symposium. https://49857.blackbaudhosting.com/49857/Annual-Symposium-The-Gardening-Adventure
Come to the Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden to learn about tool maintenance: https://www.dmbotanicalgarden.com/event/tool-maintenance-and-winterization/
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.
Come to the Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden for Houseplant How-To's
Jan. 6th at the Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden
10:30 a.m. Kelly Norris, Botanical Garden—Planting on the Wild Side: Inspirations, Ideas and Recipes
11:30 a.m. Ed Lyon, Reiman Gardens—Bold Strokes
February 10 at Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden
10:30 a.m. Jessie Lowry, Blank Park Zoo—Give your Garden Wings with Plant.Grow.Fly.
11:30 a.m. Kathleen Drew and Linda Svec, Des Moines Herb Study Group—Herbal Culinary Gems
February 17 at the Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden
10:30 a.m. Megan Will, Iowa Master Gardener—Seed Starting for the Home Garden
11:30 a.m. Patrick O’Malley, Iowa State University—Fruit Trees for the Home Garden: The Good, the Bad and the Unusual
The annual symposium is the Botanical Garden’s signature educational opportunity for advancing gardening in Iowa. Each fall, four internationally acclaimed lecturers visit Des Moines to speak about current topics that impact home horticulture, plant sciences and/or ecology.
This year’s symposium theme is Just Keep Planting. All gardeners know that gardening is a labor of love, and that one’s garden is never truly finished. This year’s symposium will inspire attendees on how to keep their outdoor spaces purposeful and full of life season after season. Join us Saturday, Oct. 21 as our four speakers will share their unique gardening journeys and how they have shaped their distinct gardening styles.
This course introduces attendees to easy-to-grow exotic houseplants including bromeliads, carnivorous plants, orchids and succulents. Covering topics such as watering, feeding, and lighting, you'll leave knowing how to enjoy a touch of the tropics in your home.