Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden, Des Moines

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The Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden (known as the Des Moines Botanical Center until 2013) is a 17-acre (7-hectare) botanical garden located near downtown Des Moines, Iowa, United States, on the east bank of the Des Moines River and north of I-235.
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  • It is neat to see, but it is not very big. Don't expect to spend half a day here. It is worth the trip though if you are here for a long period of time. 
    It is neat to see, but it is not very big. Don't expect to spend half a day here. It is worth the trip though if you are here for a long period of time.  more »
  • Going in early October we did not anticipate seeing a lot of blooms but it was still beautiful there. This time we also walked around outside and behind the waterfall. There was also some beautiful....  more
    Going in early October we did not anticipate seeing a lot of blooms but it was still beautiful there. This time we also walked around outside and behind the waterfall. There was also some beautiful....  more »
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  • For a small city botanical center, they have some spectacular specimens. Their lily pad display is stunning. And I have been to Vietnam and Bali so I have photographic memories for comparison. There are a couple of cactus species I have never seen before and I have spent a lot of time in desert environments. My preferred camping areas. At a very reasonable 10$, I was totally satisfied with my visit. Well Done!
  • I loved it a lot. Bought a cute enamel pin for $3.50. the plants were amazing. Being a jungle rain forest it is very humid in there, so be sure to dress with versatility. Love it. If I wasn't passing through I would definitely be a member. Also, there was a nifty botanical blues band playing there.

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