Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden Breaks Ground
The Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden broke ground on their $11.6 million improvement plan this month. Iowa’s state capitol has a number of citizens committed to public horticulture and we’ve been fortunate enough to work with them on some major greening efforts, like the World Food Prize garden and the medians of Fleur Drive, which connect people from the airport to downtown. Soon, however, the city will have a revitalized botanical garden.
Renovations will be completed throughout 2013 and 2014, and include a new entry garden, water education garden, shade tree allée, belvedere overlooking the Des Moines River and the city, event lawn encircled by perennial borders, display gardens and reconfiguration of the parking lot for better access.
We thought we’d show a sneak peek at what’s coming: