I was very guilty of underestimating Des Moines, but this was especially true of their botanical garden. I had just come back from Montreal, whose botanical gardens are legendary, and I wasn’t expecting much.
Oh how wrong I was. Like the city itself, Des Moines Botanical Gardens will surprise you.
Pick a day with great weather and go exploring. It’s even more stunning in person.
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