Trees, Wildflowers, & Plants of Iowa:
A Botanical Garden Tour


Single Day Event: Tuesday, September 19, 9-11 AM

Location: Des Moines Botanical Garden, 909 Robert D. Ray Drive, DM

Cost: $25

Class Limit: 36


The Des Moines Botanical Garden is a rich resource for Iowans. You will enjoy an introduction to Iowa's native flora and natural history as well as principles of prairie ecology and how they apply to modern landscapes. You will see native wildflowers, trees and shrubs in the Botanical Garden landscape and gain insight into their wild ecology and horticultural traits. Each attendee will go home with an Iowa native plant from the Botanical Garden's plant exploration program.


Instructor Kelly D. Norris is an award-winning author and plantsman from Iowa and the first director of horticulture at the Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden. Kelly directs and manages a team of horticultural professionals in all aspects of design, curation, programming, and garden management after serving as the principal horticulture consultant to the $18 million-renovation project completed in 2014. He is also the editorial director for the organization’s award-winning member magazine Bloom and the artistic director of the popular Spring Garden Festival. Kelly’s work has been featured in The New York Times, Organic Gardening, Martha Stewart Living, Country Gardens, and Garden Design, as well as numerous local and regional media.




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