4 Family-Friendly Perks Included with a Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden Membership

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Perks to a Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden Membership

You don’t have to wait for the weather to warm up to get back out in nature! The Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden offers a safe space to relax, take a walk with your family, and breathe in the fresh, plant-filled air year-round. 

Here are four reasons to purchase a family membership this season:

Receive unlimited admission to Des Moines’ own plant-filled oasis.

With a membership to the Botanical Garden, your family will receive one year of unlimited admission. That way, when you need to get your kids out of the house on rainy or cold 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 the warm, peaceful space.

On nicer days, your kids can also explore a variety of outdoor gardens, including the new Ruan Reflection Garden or the colorful, flower-filled Koehn Garden.

Get access to free and discounted classes and events

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, try Story Sprouts, a plant-themed, interactive storytime. The Garden also offers summer camps and family workshops for a variety of ages.

Need a moms’ night out or a fun date? Find details about upcoming adult classes and events on the Garden’s calendar of events.

Photos courtesy of Chelsea Kyaw Photography

Take your family photos in the tropics—without leaving DSM. 

If you need a unique place to take your family photos, make the vibrant Botanical Garden your backdrop! Grab your photographer because 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 in the Garden.

Get discounts on plants, magazines, reciprocal admission, and more.

The Botanical Garden fun doesn’t have to end in Des Moines. By becoming a member, your family will receive free or discounted admission to 330 botanical gardens throughout North America–perfect for exploring during those summer road trips! Plus, you’ll get a free subscription to Better Homes & Gardens or Martha Stewart Living, along with discounts at Earl May Garden Center and Nursery and White Flower Farm.

During a time when it can be hard to find safe, family-friendly activities, look no further than the Garden.

*Some restrictions apply; learn more via the photography policy.


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