The Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden joins in on #GivingTuesday for the first time this year. The decision was easy. We are supported by a remarkable network of people. We want to celebrate our network by showcasing all that our volunteers and donors commit to the Garden. Some of our treasured #GivingTuesday stories surround the impact volunteering at the Botanical Garden has on our volunteers. After volunteer Margaret Schultz moved to Des Moines, the Botanical Garden was an integral part in making her feel welcome in the community. Today, the Garden holds great significance in her life. “This is more than just a volunteering gig to me,” Margaret said. “It is me doing something I have always enjoyed. Gardening is my therapy. I have volunteered at other places, where you help them make a difference, but it’s not quite the same here. Here, it makes a difference in the overall quality of my life.” We hope sharing stories like Margaret’s will inspire a community of new donors and volunteers. We invite you to follow along with our hashtag, #GivingBloomday, follow us on Facebook at, Instagram at @dmbotanicalgarden, and Twitter at @dm_garden. Learn more and make a gift at