Fall is a great time to enjoy fall colors at nurseries and garden centers. Gardening and learning about plants is a great way for kids to learn about the environment. Luckily, Central Iowa is home to several garden centers that not only provide plantings and landscaping services, but also fun events and classes for kids and families.
1050 NE 50th Avenue • Des Moines, IA 50313 • (515) 262-6504
This unique family owned greenhouse is located just off of I-80 and features beautiful flowers and plants, including mums in the fall. They are also known for their fairy garden supplies. Kids will get a kick out of creating their own special little space for their fairy friends.
2019 Hubbell Avenue • Des Moines, IA 50317 • (515) 262-0154
Looking to lure in fall colors of the feathered variety, this is a great place to purchase seed for a number of different birds. If you’re wanting to create a successful bird feeding garden, the employees at Des Moines Feed and Garden are very knowledgeable and ready to provide tips and suggestions based on their years of experience.
1895 E. Army Post Road • Des Moines, IA 50320 • (515) 288-6768
Located on 10 beautiful acres, owners encourage families to enjoy the gardens and nursery through guided tours and educational programs at their location or yours. Quilted Gardens and Nursery also features a pumpkin patch and you-pick pumpkins in the fall.
2701 Cumming Avenue • Cumming, IA 50061 • (515) 981-1073
Ted Lare is a locally owned garden center located on a picturesque countryside just outside of Cumming. They offer items that big box and chain stores may not. In addition they offer special events and classes for kids and adults.
Where do you go to enjoy fall colors in Des Moines?