Better Homes & Gardens Test Garden- Des Moines, Iowa

** This garden is temporarily closed until further notice. 

Better Homes & Gardens Test Garden is where the Meredith Corporation experiments and photographs for its magazine. It’s only open to the public a small window each day, throughout the year, but is the perfect spot to explore downtown.

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Name: Better Homes & Gardens Test Garden
Address: 1716 Locust St, Des Moines, IA 50309
Type: Places to visit
Bathrooms: No
Shade: Yes, shaded areas
Playground: No
Trails: No
Water: No
Other notes: Open on Fridays from 12-12 PM from May through September. Includes a prairie garden, shade garden, and path garden.
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