Spring Garden Festival

Thursday, May 11, 2017 - 6:00pm to Sunday, May 14, 2017 - 12:00pm
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Spring Garden Festival 2017


Thursday, May 11 2017 thru Sunday, May 14 2017


The Spring Garden Festival is the 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. The festival is held in the outdoor gardens as well as in the North Gallery. Seasonal cost of admission applies.  


Purchase tickets for Opening Night here!



Spring Garden Festival Family Workshops

(for ages 4-17 and an adult)


  • Terrariums with Botanical Garden Staff - May 13, 10:30 a.m. - noon
  • Join us for one of our most popular classes to design and plant a small-scale ecosystem. Register here.
  • Flower Crowns with Rachel Berndt, Botanical Garden Guest Experience Assistant Manager and Owner of The Potager - May 14, 10:30 a.m. - noon
  • Learn about a variety of flowers and then create a beautiful, handmade flower crown. What better way to celebrate Mother’s Day! - Register here.

Members $20 Youth/Adult Pair, $10 Additional Youth

Nonmembers $25 Youth/Adult Pair, $15 Additional Youth       

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