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Better Homes & Gardens

Test Garden Review
Trinity McGee
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Walking into the cool breezy air of the garden, smelling the wonderful flowers and nature, hearing the soothing sounds of the water fountain, and seeing all the colorful scenery. This hidden gem is right in the heart of downtown Des Moines and is open to the public 12-2 pm on Fridays. Better Homes and Gardens tester garden is a beautiful place to be for a calm and comfortable environment.
Better Homes and Gardens is a company that publishes magazines on home decorating and gardening tips, they also release various home goods such as candles, furniture, kitchen supplies and other things.
The garden is used to test content they then put into their magazines such as gardening tips, what plants to have during specific seasons etc. They have a whole group of gardeners working on the garden all day long to make sure it is maintained.
Better Homes and Gardens was founded in 1922 by Edwin Meredith, who also founded DotDash Meradith (Formerly Meredith corporation). They have their headquarters in New York, formerly Des Moines IA. DotDash Meredith still resides downtown just no longer as the headquarters.
Better Homes and Gardens tester garden has a 4.5-star review on TripAdvisor, and a 4.5-star review on Google. This is a wonderful stop for anyone of all ages, they even have tables around the fountain which they allow you to eat lunch at. A highly recommended spot in downtown Des Moines.

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Lilly Pads: This plant can be found in ponds and rivers worldwide. Known to grow in big patches and sometimes considered a weed.

Wax Begonia: This plant is native to South America. It is often used as a ground cvoer. Can be red, white, or even pimk.

Chinese Clematis: This is a white flowered chinese clematis species that is native to Europe.Chinese Clematis is mildly toxic like other clematis species.

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