The Des Moines Botanical Center is a destination oasis in the middle of Des Moines. Besides the awesome view of the Des Moines River, the new Principal Riverwalk and a balmy getaway from the elements, the Botanical Center is able to host events of all kinds, and also has a great gift shop.
There is so much more to do at the Botanical Center than view the gardens. If you’re a shopper, shop here. If you like to enjoy a nice lunch with a beautiful view, dine here. If you just got engaged and are planning your wedding and reception, book it here. If you are looking for a place to hold an off-site meeting, meet here. If you need food and beverage for a business or social event, cater through here. If you are on your 20-year class reunion committee, plan your gathering here. If you’re celebrating your son or daughter’s 5th birthday, celebrate here.
The Botanical Center’s Garden Gate Gift Shop, located in the lobby, carries some of the most unique gifts and local-made treasures you can find. Our Riverwalk Café serves lunch daily, with the exception of Sundays, and offers a fantastic menu. Great Midwestern Catering operates the Riverwalk Café and can cater your next business or social function. The Botanical Center’s various rental facilities offer affordable options for your next business or social event. A scenic location on the east bank of the Des Moines River, easy access to I-235, ample free parking and handicapped accessibility combine to make the Des Moines Botanical Center one of the most popular places to hold an event in the Metro area!