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Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden

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Garden Hosts offer guests the opportunity to interact on a more personal level within the garden spaces. Garden Hosts are trained to have a general knowledge about the Botanical Garden and are provided information that keeps them current on events and plant activities. Sharing this information can have a positive impact on the organization (membership, class and event participation, social impact) and on the level of enjoyment and interest that a guest has during their visit. Engaging guests helps to advance the mission of the Botanical Garden by helping to meet strategic plan goals and our core values. Both those who love to garden and those who love to be in a garden do well in this role. The primary requirement is an interest in supporting the Botanical Garden and sharing information about it. Garden Host volunteer a minimum of twice a month. Many volunteer on a regular, weekly basis.

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About Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden


909 Robert D. Ray Drive, Des Moines, IA 50309, US

Mission Statement

Our mission is to explore, explain and celebrate the world of plants.


The Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden is a vibrant 7-acre public garden in the heart of Des Moines that features 10 distinct gardens, including a water garden, conifer and gravel garden, rose garden and more. Our iconic geodesic conservatory features tropical and desert plants, which is the perfect escape from Iowa’s winter days.


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909 Robert D. Ray Dr.Des Moines, IA 50309



  • Customer Acquisition
  • Customer Service
  • People Skills
  • Relationship Building
  • Verbal / Written Communication




  • Background Check
  • Orientation or Training
  • Shifts vary between 2.5 - 4 hours and are available every day of the week as well as during special events. Commitment is a minimum of twice a month.
  • Volunteers should be very capable and interested in approaching and welcoming guests as well as sharing information about the Botanical Garden.

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