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Build Your Own Pizza at the Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden
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Build Your Own Pizza at the Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden

The Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden helps us explore and celebrate the gentle plant world. The garden is located in central Iowa to the east of the Des Moines River. The plan for the garden was initially laid in 1929. However, history had different ideas, and the garden was finally opened in 1979. The garden was initially managed by the City of Des Moines. Currently, the Des Moines Water Works Department is the guardian of the beautiful landscape.

The garden is an excellent facility to enjoy plants in all kinds of weather by offering both in indoors and outdoors. The primary aim of the greenhouse garden is to create an awareness about plant ecosystems by providing encounters with botanical wonders for visitors. The garden offers an incredible experience for horticulture enthusiasts.

The inside observatory offers encounters with some of the exotic species from the plant world including wild orchids. Horticultural shows usually happen outdoors, and they are exquisitely themed to honor the seasons.

What can you expect from the event?

The Garden Pizza at the Botanical Garden is a great place to learn about plant usage in pizzas. As a part of the event, the registrants will learn methods to make crust and sauce for plant pizza and build their own. Additionally, the registrants can take home their pizza creation and indulge in the divine plant pie.

Ticket Price: The members of the garden need to pay $18 for one adult and one child. An additional child is $9 extra. For non-members, the price is $23 for one child and one adult and $12 extra for an additional child.

For more details about registration for the event, please click here.

Event Timings: December 30th between 10.30 am - noon and 1.30 pm – 2.30 pm.

Event Location:

Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden,

909 Robert D. Ray Drive,

Des Moines,

IA - 50309.


Come and explore the event at the Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden with your friends and family.

* Image courtesy of Flickr Creative Commons.

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