4 Ways a Botanical Garden Membership Keeps the Whole Family Happy Year-Round

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4 Ways a Botanical Garden Membership Keeps the Whole Family Happy Year-Round

With family workshops, hands-on activities, story time, a tropical conservatory, unique outdoor gardens and more, the Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden provides an engaging environment for kids (and a peaceful environment for parents), no matter the season.

Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden, Des Moines, Membership

Unlimited Admission

With a membership to the Botanical Garden, your family will receive one year of unlimited admission to the conservatory, outdoor gardens (weather permitting) and North Gallery art exhibits. That way, when you need to get your kids out of the house on rainy or snowy days, you can simply bring them into the tropical conservatory! They’ll be in awe of the tropical plants, and you’ll enjoy the mental break in a warm, peaceful space. On nicer days, your kids can also explore a variety of outdoor gardens, including the Lauridsen Savanna or calming water garden.

Free and Discounted Classes and Workshops

To keep your kids (and yourself) learning throughout the year, try the Botanical Garden’s classes and workshops. As members, your family will receive discounted and free sessions, depending on the class type. For younger children, there is Story Sprouts, an interactive story time focusing on nature and plants. Family Workshops are another great option for kids ages 4 and up and an adult to create a take-home project together with everything from bulb planting to printmaking. Need a moms’ night out or a fun date? Try a Toast to Terrariums workshop, a class on botanical cocktails or yoga in the garden. Find details about upcoming classes on the Calendar of Events.

Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden, Des Moines, membership

A Unique Family Photo Location

If you need a vibrant, unique place to take your family photos, the Garden can help! Members receive one free portrait photography session per year. With a value of $100, a membership virtually pays for itself when you take your family photos at the Garden (Some restrictions apply. Learn more via the photography policy.)

Discounts on Plants, Magazines, Reciprocal Admission, and More

The membership fun doesn’t have to end in Des Moines. By becoming a member, your family will receive free or discounted admission at 320 botanical gardens throughout North America. Plus, you’ll get a free subscription to Better Homes & Gardens or Martha Stewart Living (a $30 value), along with discounts at Earl May Garden Center and Nursery and White Flower Farm.


Sign up no later than March 31, 2019, to receive $15 off your membership!

To redeem, visit dmbotanicalgarden.com/membership and enter the code: PARENT15.


*Some restrictions apply.


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