Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden Video
Kelly Norris, the Horticulture Manager at the Des Moines Botanical Garden, takes video viewers through the construction site of the new gardens designed by Hoerr Schaudt. For a peek at what all that mud will turn into come autumn, see an earlier post with conceptual drawings of the landscape design for the gardens.
The construction tour shows the implementation of Phase I of the overall master plan. We revitalized the heart of the institution with a new entry, new water garden viewed from a dining terrace, an event lawn for weddings and celebrations, a 200′ long shade tree allee, and a lookout over the river toward the city.
The Des Moines Register also features an article about the Des Moines Botanical Garden construction on its front page today, reminding us that several years ago, the gardens were set to close for good. We’re looking forward to autumn when the new gardens are complete!