Trellis, a café by Chef/Owner Lisa LaValle, opened in December 2013. Serving a locally sourced, plant-inspired menu, Trellis serves lunch Tuesday – Sunday from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m., closed on Monday.

Reservations can be made for groups of 6 or more by contacting the direct phone number at 515.323-6288.


With its Terrace now open, the Skyline, Pond and Riverfront Garden views are a never before experienced treat a short stroll up the Riverwalk. Trellis Cafe and Terrace can be rented for your next dinner, cooking class or cocktail party by reserving the space with the Botanical Garden event staff. For events, please call Trellis Catering at 515.330.1517 or email for a delicious made from scratch menu created just for you. More information at


Check out our 2019 Catering Menu!


We are your local source for fresh, innovative and beautifully crafted custom events. Focused on delivering locally sourced menus that help bring an event to life and give them that memorable feel, let Trellis Catering customize an evening for you. Whether it is a boxed lunch at the Botanical Gardens for a large group visit or a beautifully set wedding reception or private dinner, we can guarantee you a unique experience with fresh ingredients and creative ideas.

Trellis Catering offers delicious made-from-scratch selections that are seasonally garden fresh and purchased locally. We use sustainable, eco-friendly and green culinary techniques and products in order to preserve the natural systems that create our beautiful world.

Hosting your own private event?

Trellis Catering takes the time and care to craft your special event to perfection. Give us a call for a free consultation today.

Catering Inquiries:

Phone: 515.330.1517



Located in the Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden at 909 Robert D. Ray Drive, Des Moines, IA 50316