Iowa Arbors & Botanicals Tour

Jun 02, 2017 08:30am -
Jun 03, 2017 12:00pm
(GMT-6)
Dallas Center & Des Moines, IA

Event Description

Region V Regional Meeting | Dallas Center & Des Moines, IA
Iowa Arbors & Botanicals Tour
Friday, June 2 - Saturday, June 3

Join Region V GWA members for two days of arbors, botanicals and more at two upcoming-and-coming Iowa institutions, The Brenton Arboretum and Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden. Events will also include a Connect Meeting and Trunk Show.   

Agenda

Friday, June 2 | The Brenton Arboretum
25141 260th Street, Dallas Center, Ioa 50063

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11:00AM Registration & Networking
 
12:00PM Arboretum Presentation
 

1:00PM

Program: "The Brenton Arboretum: Past, Present, & Future"

  • Speakers: Melissa Burdick, executive director, and Andy Schmitz, director of horticulrure and general manager, The Brenton Arboretum
2:00PM Trunk Show, featuring raffles and plant swap
 
3:00PM (Optional) Tour of The Brenton Arboretum
  • Andy Schmitz will lead a tour of the Brenton with stops along the way (walking or riding options available)
4:00PM Depart Brenton Arboretum for Embassy Club West

5:00PM

GWA Connect Meeting, Middle Lounge of Embassy Club West

  • Enjoy the first round of drinks compliments of Bailey Nursery, Inc.
  • Cash bar (The Embassy Club will arrange for seperate checks and GWA members can use their credit cards to pay for their own beverages),
  • Relax waterside.
  • Visit Chef Michael Bailey's farm-to-table garden.
  • See that Yelp! has to say: https://www.yelp.com/biz/des-moines-embassy-club-west-west-des-moines
  • Consider eating dinner at the Embassy Club after the Connect meeting.

Saturday, June 3 | Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden
520 Market Street, West Des Moines, IA 50266

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8:00AM Early Morning Photoshoot 
 
9:30AM Continental breakfast sponsored by Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden with welcome from Stephanie Jutila, president and CEO.
10:00AM

Program: "Plant Exploration at the Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden"

  • Speaker: Kelly Norris, director of horticulture

11:00AM

Region V Meeting

  • Led by Bill Johnson, Region V National Director
11:30AM Door Prizes - Rita Perea, Region V Director

12:00PM

Group lunch in Trellis at Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden

  • Trellis will arrange for seperate checks
  • Space limited to 15 members, first-come, first-serve
  • Many lunch options are also available in the Historic East Village and Downtown Des Moines

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Accommodations

Hilton Garden Inn West Des Moines
205 S 64th St, West Des Moines, IA 50266
(515)223-0571

Our event hotel will be close to our Region V Connect meeting. Enjoy the following amenities at the Hilton Garden Inn West Des Moines:

  • Special GWA room rate of $109 per night for a King room for both June 1 and June 2.
  • Coupon for complimentary breakfast buffet (with omelet bar) will be issued at check in.

Two easy ways to reserve your hotel room:

  1. Call  the hotel front desk directly at (515) 223-0571. Mention GWA and use the code: GWR
  2. Click here to use our Hilton Garden Inn/GWA link and enter the code GWR

Register soon…Hotel room block reserved until May 11, 2017. 

Event Partners

  • Bailey Nursery, Inc.
  • The Brenton Arboretum
  • Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden

Questions? Contact a member of your GWA Region V Leadership team:

Registration Deadlines

  • Early Registration: Friday, May 5
  • Regular Registration: Friday, May 26
     

Cancelation Policy
Cancelation requests received in writing by Friday, May 19 will be subject to a 25% cancelation fee, which will be deducted from the refund. No refunds will be made after Friday, May 19. Substitutions will be permitted with no penalties.

 

Event Type:Education
Category:Regional Meeting
Early registration ends on May 05, 2017.
Regular registration starts on May 06, 2017 and ends on May 26, 2017.
Late registration starts on May 27, 2017.
(GMT-06:00) Central Time (US & Canada)

 

Registration Fees
Fee TypeEarlyRegularLate
 Attendee
Member Fee: $45.00$55.00$55.00
Non-Member Fee: $65.00$75.00$75.00
 Guest
Member Fee: $45.00$55.00$55.00
Non-Member Fee: $65.00$75.00$75.00