A rejuvenated Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden has meant more visitors and volunteers at a facility that not long ago was on the verge of closing.

Renovations inside the domed conservatory last summer included more than 1,000 new plants; upgrades to the facility’s conference and learning spaces; new programming for adults and children; a new restaurant; and a living, growing wall made up of 1,716 plants that are changed seasonally.

A grand opening is planned for October to include a vast stretch of water and outdoor gardens.



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