Mission, Vision & Values

About Us

The Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden is more than a dome, it’s the connection point between plants, people and the natural world. It’s a place where you can be who you are, do the things you love and spend time with the people who matter most. A place where anyone can explore, create, connect and embrace their true nature.

We accomplish the work of the Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden by implementing programs and making decisions that are focused on our Mission, Vision, and Values.


Exploring, explaining and celebrating the world of plants.


For the Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden to be a cherished community resource, known for enriching quality of life in our region and state through education and stewardship of the vital connections between plants, people and the natural world.


We are a community of growers who are curious, committed, and kind.

We are a community of people welcoming all to join us in caring for one another and the plant communities that make up our Botanical Garden.

We are growers who, with many hands, cultivate and nurture a thriving ecosystem filled with plants and people.

We are curious and passionate about the natural world, and we are dedicated to doing our part to sustain and protect it for future generations.

We are committed to creating and tending gardens where joy is experienced, curiosity is cultivated, and lifelong memories are made and cherished.

We lead with kindness in all that we do to create an environment that promotes growth of our plants, our people, and our community.

Attend. Join. Give. Everything Supports the Garden.





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