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A Botanical Garden tour is one of the best things to do in Des Moines whether the whole family is in town, you’re visiting the city or your garden club is looking for an outing. Our conservatory offers a retreat from Iowa’s cold winter and our outdoor gardens provide a beautiful setting to explore spring through fall.


Pre-Registered Adult Guided Tours

Schedule a guided tour for your group!

Guided tours share the history and bright future of the Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden, along with a look at notable plants and what’s currently in bloom.

Guided tours may be scheduled upon request Tuesday through Sunday between 10 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. and last 60-75 minutes. Please schedule a minimum of two weeks in advance.

Guided Tours are $19 for nonmembers and $7 for members.

Groups must have a minimum of eight guests and a limit of 15 guests per tour guide (larger groups may be split into smaller groups for ease of the tour). This tour includes the conservatory and outdoor gardens (weather- permitting). Tour pricing includes admission to the Garden.


Unguided Group Visit

For groups of 10 or more that would like to explore the Botanical Garden on their own, we offer a special group rate:
Adults (18-64) $11
Seniors (65+) $10

To receive this rate, please schedule your visit at least two weeks in advance.

Please Note: Group rates do not apply to photographers or photography sessions. Click here to review our photography policies. Reciprocal admission discounts do not apply.


School & Youth Programming

Teachers interested in school field trips, visit our Field Trips page. For all other youth programming, please visit our Youth & Families page.

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