Annual Symposium: 2020 Virtual


You can choose to purchase all four presentations or an individual presentation. To purchase an individual lecture, click "show individual events" below. Sponsors of this year's event will receive four series pass tickets to share and marketing recognition.


Members: Sign in at the top of this web page to receive your 10% discount! 


You can also purchase books with your ticket for local pick-up only, NO mail deliveries. To purchase David Culp's book A Year at Brandywine Cottage: Six Seasons of Beauty, Bounty, and Blooms, look for "Brandywine." To purchase Christin Geall's book Cultivated: Elements of Floral Style, look for "Cultivated." Books can be picked up at the Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden during our regular hours Monday-Sunday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. by visiting the front desk. Please allow one business day following your purchase for us to process your order.


Cancellation Policy: Registrants who cancel five or more days prior to a program will receive a full refund. Books are non-refundable. Cancellations less than five days in advance are non-refundable—please consider your payment a donation. Refunds are not given for missed classes. In the event a class is canceled, registrants will be fully refunded. The Botanical Garden is not responsible for lack of notification if not provided with accurate contact details. 


For questions, please email or call the education department at 515.323.6290 ext 6.