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Art Terrarium x Slow Down

Latte surrounded by houseplants

Where plants & people & coffee meet

North side, it's time to get your plant fix! We've teamed up with Highland Park's newest coffee shop, The Slow Down Coffee Co., to bring houseplants, planters and planty gifts to the neighborhood.

Find a wide selection of our Hardy Houseplants and Pet Friendly plants, as well as specialty and unique houseplants on the shelves at Slow Down year round! Same great selection as our downtown shop, just in a more compact, coffee-smelling location! And boy, does that coffee smell good.


Kara and Drew Kelso in their coffee shop, The Slow Down Coffee Co.

The Slow Down Coffee Co.

Opened by Kara and Drew Kelso in 2020, Slow Down is all about that: slowing down and enjoying your company, your time and delicious coffee. Drew and Kara have lived in Des Moines’ Highland Park neighborhood since 2013. Seeing the need for a neighborhood hub, they dreamed up The Slow Down Coffee Co. They knew opening a coffee shop—and advocating for a more accessible, walkable neighborhood—would allow for conversation, community, and neighbors helping neighbors. They (and now we) are excited to be a part of Highland Park’s reinvigoration.


Art Terrarium display at Slow Down

Art Terrarium x Slow Down

We handpick new plants each week to send over to Slow Down (wave if you see our van en route!) All plants include care instructions on the pots for the info you'll need to keep them thriving. You'll also find a curated selection of plant books, gifts and pottery. You may also notice that Slow Down and Art Terrarium both feature beautiful murals from local artist Marissa Hernandez.

Historic Highland Park is a bustling neighborhood on the north side of Des Moines and features some of the city's oldest establishments and newest shops and restaurants. Definitely make a trip up north to discover everything happening in Highland & Oak Park!

Enjoy all the good things life has to offer - beautiful plants, delicious coffee and great conversation - all in one place.