Join In the Botanical Garden’s Enjoy Nature Challenge

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Join In the Botanical Garden’s Enjoy Nature Challenge

The Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden is launching a Facebook photo challenge July 20-24 to encourage your family to get outside and enjoy the world of plants—even from your own yard and neighborhood!

The Challenge

Each day at 10 a.m. (CDT) the Botanical Garden will post a nature-inspired task on their Facebook page. To participate, share a photo completing that day’s task in the comments of the post. Each day, a winner will be randomly selected and announced the in the following day’s challenge post at 10 a.m. There will be a total of five challenges and five winners throughout the week (one for each day, Monday through Friday).

The Prize

Enjoy Nature Challenge participants will be eligible for a chance to win a free, one-year membership to the Botanical Garden. Current Botanical Garden members are also eligible to win, and they will instead have a chance to win a free one-year renewal for their current membership. 

Want to learn more about the Enjoy Nature Challenge? View the details and rules on the Botanical Garden’s website.

Visit the Garden

The Botanical Garden’s stunning outdoor gardens are open again and your family is invited to experience the plants up close at the height of summer. Learn about the Garden’s new policies and procedures and reserve your tickets today.

Before you go, download the summer scavenger hunt for unique plant facts and ways kids can use their senses to discover specific flower colors, shapes, and pollinator sounds.

Not ready to visit in person? Keep up with what’s blooming on the Botanical Garden’s Facebook and Instagram, or try their free, family-friendly activities from home.

Become a Member

Botanical Garden members receive unlimited free admission, reciprocal access to more than 330 gardens in North America, and much more

Right now, new members can join for $20 off with a Des Moines Parent exclusive offer!

To redeem your discount, visit and select your membership of choice, then apply the code DSM20 at checkout for $20 off.* 

*Discount valid through July 31, 2020.


Erin Huiatt

Erin is a reliable resource and stepping stone for women and families to find support and make connections within our community. She wants families to feel confident to reach out and ask for help and advice to get pointed in the right direction. She enjoys traveling and exploring with her two children in tow!

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