Friday, August 28, 2009


You can find this beautiful Perennial garden on Aida Place, across the street from the historic entrance of the Marjorie McNeely Conservatory. Shortly after coming to work for the conservatory in 1999, Deb who is now one of our Horticulturists designed the Enchanted Garden, to resemble a butterfly. The center “body” of the butterfly is the asphalt path and the outer perimeter of the garden is shaped like the wings of the butterfly. There are well over 25 different plant species in this area, plus in the spring each year, many annuals are planted for immediate color.

Come and visit this garden soon. All of the flowers are in bloom right now.
Doreen Peterson

Friday, August 14, 2009

So Many Flowers

As the month progresses the gardens are really reaching their peak. All of the areas are beautiful, lush and inviting.
This is a wonderful time to visit the park.
The Skipper Garden

Victoria Water Platters are full size now
Regular maintenance is still in full swing in all
the Conservatory spaces.
Inside everything is thriving and growing.

A visit from the staff at the Des Moines Botanical Center allows us to show off a bit.


We also start to see the end dates for all of our summer interns as they head back to school. We will miss them all.