Botanical Garden Reopens Indoor Spaces

The conservatory at the Des Moines Botanical Garden will reopen tomorrow.

After closing its indoor spaces because of COVID-19, the Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden has reopened its conservatory, gardeners show house, art exhibition space and shop on Wednesday, Oct. 14. The outdoor gardens reopened in July and will continue to be open through the fall, weather permitting.

To ensure social distancing, attendance are capped and guests follow a one-way path through the conservatory. Masks are required for guests age 2 and over. General admission tickets must be purchased in advance. Members and those participating in free admission programs do not need advance tickets.

“As temperatures begin to dip, we know our community depends on the Botanical Garden for a warm, beautiful retreat—and we know that this year, the respite the Garden provides is more important than ever,” Mary Sellers, interim president and CEO, said in a statement.

The Botanical Garden’s hours are changing, too. Beginning Oct. 19, the Botanical Garden will be closed on Mondays. It will be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Sundays. A complete list of guidelines and frequently asked questions can be found here.

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