One of the best places for Des Moines area gardeners to stock up on vegetables, flowers and other plantings each year is the annual Spring Plant Sale sponsored by Des Moines FFA at the Central Campus agricultural greenhouse. Not only do they offer a great selection, but the proceeds help support a great educational program.

With the COVID-19 pandemic, and the closure of schools across Iowa, the greenhouse isn’t open to the public at this time, But don’t you worry your green thumb, the annual Spring Plant Sale is still open for business and adapting to the times for everyone’s health and well-being.

All sales this year will be done either online, or via email or phone, with curbside service to deliver your items to your car (and maintain social distancing).

This year’s sale features a large variety of hanging baskets, herbs, flowering annuals, veggie starts, fruit (strawberries and rhubarb), and more for your garden.

Read on for details on how you can get started on this year’s garden with the help of our Des Moines FFA and Central Campus agriculture program.


  • April 17 to May 30
  • Monday – Friday: 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
  • Saturday: 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM


  • Online: Click here to see what’s available and place your order online.
  • Phone: Call 515-229-3926 or 515-242-8363 to place a phone order or ask questions.
  • Email: Email to place an order or ask questions.
  • Order Forms: Order forms will be available at the front door of the greenhouse. Please knock or call the numbers above during sale hours.
  • Multiple Orders: If you’ve got gardening fans in your family or friend network, please partner up on your orders to keep traffic to a minimum.

Credit cards are preferred. Checks and cash are accepted.

Please email, or call 515-229-3926 or 515-242-8363.

201 SW County Line Road in Des Moines (south of Blank Park Zoo and Blank Golf Course and east on County Line Road)

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