Hours: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Admission: $12 Adults, $7 Child. The Zoo will be closed Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, and New Year's Day. The Zoo will close at 1:30 pm on December 18
PAF Butterfly Garden
PAF Butterfly GardenMystery Garden
Des Moines, IA 50313
Registrant: Parks Area Foundation -- Kathleen Ziemer
Garden Size: Medium (200-499 square feet)
Asters,Herbs - Dill, Fennel or Curly Parsley, Lupine, Milkweed "Butterfly Weed" "Swamp Milkweed", Native Grasses, Rudbeckia "Black-eyed Susan", Viola "Violets", ice ballet milkweed
Liatris "Blazing Star", Echinacea "Coneflower", Lantana, Zinnia, aster woods purple, autumn joy sedum, coreopsis, salvia
Other Pollinator Friendly Practices:
I do not use insecticides, I use natural compost for fertilization, I have provided basking areas, I will provide over-wintering cover
What inspired you to create your garden?
The garden was planted at an event venue for education and beautification of the site. This is a first year garden just planted in June, 2014.