Upcoming Events

Independence Day Fireworks

July 3 from 9:00 a.m. until the close of the fireworks Reiman Gardens is open all day on July 3rd from 9:00 a.m. to the conclusion of the  fireworks display which is across the street from the Gardens. The Young Professionals of Ames, in partnership with the Ames Conventions &…


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Family Activity: Discovery Stations

Saturday, July 4 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Drop by for fun, informal activities in the Gardens during the summer that relate to themed garden areas. Discovery Stations are family oriented and designed so both youth and adults can participate in the activities. Each discovery station focuses on a…


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Reiman Gardens’ Gift Shop Anniversary Celebration

Saturday, July 4th from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. In celebration of Reiman Gardens’ 20th anniversary this year, everything in the Gift Shop will be on sale at 20% off. All Gift Shop proceeds directly benefit Reiman Gardens’ programs and displays. You do not need to pay general admission to…


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Great Plants for Iowa Series

Monday, July 6 from 6:00 to 8:30 p.m. Topic: Annuals – Beyond the Basics Develop knowledge of the wide variety of garden plants that grow well in Central Iowa. Covering nearly 500 plants, 16 total classes are spread across 4 years. Each class focuses on identification, cultural requirements, and the use…


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Beginner Photography Class

This is a 4 week course on Tuesdays, June 30, July 7, July 14, and July 21 from 6:00 to 8:30 p.m. Join professional photographer and instructor Mark Stoltenberg for a four-part class covering the basics of photography including equipment (and how to use it), depth of field, aperture, light,…


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Kids’ Story Time

Tuesday, July 7 from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. 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 an adult….


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Macro Photo 2 (Abstraction) Class

This is a 4 week course on Wednesdays, on July 1, July 8, July 15, and July 22 from 6:00 to 8:30 p.m. Take your close-up photography to the next level by incorporating abstract, fine art compositions into your shots with this four-week course with professional photographer and treasured instructor…


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Summer Camp: Green in the Gardens

from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. Join us for a jam-packed afternoon full of fun and educational activities focused on all things green! Learn about a variety of plants and their interaction with people and pollinators, as you explore the Greenhouse, Conservatory, Butterfly Wing, and Gardens with games, crafts, snacks, and more. STEAM…


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Brown Bag Lecture

Thursday, July 9 from 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. “The Big Picture of Water and Soil” presented by Rick Cruse, Ph. D, Director Iowa Water Center, Iowa State University Bring your lunch to the Gardens and enjoy an education program with a new topic presented by regional professionals and lecturers. No…


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Garden Drawing and Color Class

This is a 4 week course on Thursdays beginning June 18, June 25, July 2, and July 9 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Join local artist and Creative Department founder, Yvonne Brune for a 4-week course exploring the basics of garden and nature drawing, using the indoor and outdoor gardens…


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