An Excuse to Eat Chocolate?

Celebrate the start of the holiday season at the Botanical Garden's champagne and chocolate event.
Celebrate the start of the holiday season at the Botanical Garden’s champagne and chocolate event.

By Belle Du Chene

Friends of the Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden will present Celebrate Champagne and Chocolate Nov. 21 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden, 909 Robert D. Ray Drive.

Hundreds of holiday flowers, including amaryllis, paperwhites and hellebores, will set the scene for the second annual Holiday Exhibition. Guests can expect champagne, wine, beer and a signature cocktail, as well as a chocolate from Chocolaterie Stam and hors d’oeuvres by Trellis restaurant. The Garden Shop will be open for holiday gift shopping.

Tickets are $75 and can be purchased here or by calling 323-6290. Complimentary valet parking is included.

Take a minute to view this terrific video by Jacob Moyer and hear how key leaders took the Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden from conception to creation and what the expanded and renovated facility means for our city.

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