Upcoming Events

Conquering Crappy Light and Color in Photography

A four week course on Mondays, May 2, May 9, May 16, and May 23 from 6:00 – 8:30 p.m. Sometimes photographers shoot in less than ideal lighting situations. This can be particularly intimidating for beginning photographers. If you’ve been faced with terrible lighting situations, such as harsh midday brightness,…


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Making Meaning with Color: Oil Crayon

A 4 week program on Mondays May 2, May 9, May 16, and May 23 from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. A new therapeutic horticulture program Create oil pastel drawings from suggested imagery, with expressive therapies instructor Camilla Kottman. Participants will be introduced to color theory and art therapy principals to interpret…


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Oil Painting Workshop: Cool Colors (Picasso)

Monday, May 2 from 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. Learn the basics of painting wet-in-wet, from setup to materials, to paint selection and technique, with professional artist and instructor Kaukab Barni Merchant. Participants will share materials and work to recreate a work of Pablo Picasso, in a cool color palette. No…


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Plant Protection Program: Plant & Insect Diagnostic Clinic

Monday, May 2 from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Hear from the experts at Iowa State University’s Plant & Insect Diagnostic Clinic (PIDC) as they discuss and demonstrate official methods for testing and identifying plant pests and pathogens. Learn where to go when you have questions about plants or insects…


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Movement Milestones: Expression for Ages 11-14

A four week program on Tuesdays, May 3, May 10, May 17 and May 24 from 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. A new therapeutic horticulture program Join Camilla Kottman, Board-Certified Movement Therapist, for a 4-week course exploring movement and development for middle-school-aged youth. Camilla will evaluate range of motion, and introduce…


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Photography: The Art of Seeing

This is a four week class on Tuesdays, May 3, May 10, May 17 and May 24 from 6:00 – 8:30 p.m. The goal of this class is to help you explore your photographic potential. Photography is an exercise in the art of observation. Learn to pay attention to the…


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Behind the Scenes

Wednesday, May 4 from 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.  A Special Date Topic: “Spring Bulbs” – After a long Iowa winter, see the back-of-the-house spaces come alive with seedlings and activity, and get inspired for your spring gardens. This program is perfect for Volunteers! Join staff each month for an interactive,…


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Black and White Digital Photography

A four week class on Wednesdays May 4, May 11, May 18, and May 25 from 6:00 – 8:30 p.m. This course builds on the technical foundations of digital photography, expanding practical skills while also fostering your aesthetic awareness and vision as a photographer. Mark Stoltenberg will help you look…


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Youth Program: Plant Pals

Thursday, May 5 from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. Join us and cultivate a real garden at Reiman Gardens. We will learn about and grow lots of vegetables, pumpkins, tomatoes and sunflowers, as well as beautiful flowers. Each session has hands-on activities to interact with all the wonderful plants that we enjoy…


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National Public Gardens Day

9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. We will kick off the event with free admission and a seedling giveaway in honor of National Public Gardens Day. Reiman Gardens is proud to join public gardens across the country to celebrate National Public Gardens Day annually on the Friday before Mother’s Day. The…


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