Botanical Gardens

April 4, 2016

Several months ago, when I started my 101 in 1001 List, I made the goal to visit some sort of botanical gardens, and over Easter weekend, I was able to check that one off my list! I feel so fortunate I was able to go with a wonderful person and see some pretty great plants.

The Greater Des Moines Botanical Gardens is a nice escape from the city as well as the cold of Winter or Spring. The day we went, it was cold and rainy outside, and the gardens were a perfect pick-me-up, full of a lush landscape of plants in the conservatory. Because of Winter weather, the outdoor gardens don’t open until later on this season.

However, this calming oasis is worth a visit!

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Even the view looking towards the city is calming!

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The orchids were vibrantly beautiful everywhere, each pop of color standing out among the brick and green.

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If you ever get a chance to make your way to Des Moines, the Botanical Gardens are well worth a visit. Be sure to bring a camera. 🙂

-Caitlin

 

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