Upcoming Events

Memorial Day Weekend

Saturday, Sunday, and Monday, May 23, 24, and 25 from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Saturday May 23rd kicks off the start of our summer hours at Reiman Gardens. Summer hours are 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. including the Gift Shop. The Butterfly Wing still closes at 4:30 p.m. In…


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Memorial Day Weekend

Saturday, Sunday, and Monday, May 23, 24, and 25 from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Saturday May 23rd kicks off the start of our summer hours at Reiman Gardens. Summer hours are 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. including the Gift Shop. The Butterfly Wing still closes at 4:30 p.m. In…


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Kids’ Story Time

Tuesday, May 26 from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. Topic TBD Each session features a theme with two or three books read aloud followed by a related craft or activity. The books, crafts and activities are intended for children ages two to seven years old. All children must be accompanied by…


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Macro 1 Photography Class

This is a 4 week course on Tuesdays beginning May 5, May 12, May 19, and May 26 from 6:00 to 8:30 p.m. This four-part workshop will cover the basics of macro photography including equipment and how to use it, depth of field, aperture, light, composition, finding your subject and…


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Nature Journaling Class

This is a 4 week course on Tuesdays beginning May 26, June 2, June 9, and June 16 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Whether you are a budding naturalist, artist, or writer, Reiman Gardens is the ideal setting to observe and record pollinating insects, tropical butterflies, and native flora and…


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Photographic Exposure Class

This is a 4 week course on Wednesdays beginning May 6, May 13, May 20, and May 27 from 6:00 to 8:30 p.m. Go in-depth with professional photographer and instructor Mark Stoltenberg, to understand just what exposure is and how adjusting it will alter your photographs, for a variety of…


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Plant and Flower Drawing Class

This is a 6 week course on Thursdays May 21, May 28, June 4, June 11, June 18, and June 25 from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. This six-week beginner course will introduce how to use plants as the subject of art with easy approaches and successive lessons. Learn from artist Megan…


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Rock Gardens and Their Plants Lecture

Thursday, May 28 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Master Gardener Gary Whittenbaugh of Fran Mara Garden in Oelwein believes the most complete and triumphant expression of gardening may be the rock garden. This is epically true if you include a few miniature and the smaller dwarf conifers. Rock gardens give…


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Container Water Gardening Workshop

Monday, June 1 from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. Add the sound and sparkle of water, the lushness of water plants, and another ecosystem to your garden! This workshop is an opportunity to learn the right way to set up a container water garden from Jamie Beyer, one of the Midwest’s…


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Sentinel Plant Network First Detector Training

Monday, June 1 from 9:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Reiman Gardens’ staff will take you through the steps to become a certified First Detector, in the ever-increasing effort to detect and diagnose ”high-consequence” pests and pathogens, such as the emerald ash borer and the Asian long-horned beetle. Preregistration is required….


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