Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden blossoms online


April is National Gardening Month, but the Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden is closed indefinitely. “The days do become different without the vibrancy of the visiting public,” said Kelly Norris, a horticulturist.Norris is keeping the gardens beautiful, dynamic and alive for when the public is allowed to visit again. The Garden is sharing as much as it can through its website, blog and social media platforms. Facebook lives give updates on plants, tips for your garden and even some relaxation through meditation.There are also free educational materials and activities for parents and kids. “Right now we really want to be a source of inspiration, education and entertainment,” said Kelly Reilly, the director of marketing. “Just bring joy. Be a really important resource for everyone during this time.”Most of the Spring Garden Festival, scheduled for Mother’s Day weekend, has been canceled. But hard-to-find plants are still for sale.

April is National Gardening Month, but the Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden is closed indefinitely.

“The days do become different without the vibrancy of the visiting public,” said Kelly Norris, a horticulturist.

Norris is keeping the gardens beautiful, dynamic and alive for when the public is allowed to visit again.

The Garden is sharing as much as it can through its website, blog and social media platforms.

Facebook lives give updates on plants, tips for your garden and even some relaxation through meditation.

There are also free educational materials and activities for parents and kids.

“Right now we really want to be a source of inspiration, education and entertainment,” said Kelly Reilly, the director of marketing. “Just bring joy. Be a really important resource for everyone during this time.”

Most of the Spring Garden Festival, scheduled for Mother’s Day weekend, has been canceled. But hard-to-find plants are still for sale.

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