Upcoming Events

Youth & Family
Plant Pals

Tuesday, June 27, 10:00 – 11:00 a.m.

Plant Pals is growing! Join us WEEKLY as our kids’ horticulture program covers more diverse topics and expands to other areas of the Gardens. Now on Tuesdays! Classes involve hands-on gardening activities, crafts, and tastings, and are great for kids of all ages to participate in with an adult. Preregistration 2 days prior is HIGHLY encouraged, and required for groups of 8 or more.

$2 Member, ISU Student Youth
$6 General Public Youth

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Youth & Family
Kids Story Time

Thursday, June 29, 10:00 – 11:00 a.m.

*NEW DAY! This much-loved storytelling program has returned with a strong literacy focus every week. Each session features a theme with two or three books read aloud followed by a related activity. Books, crafts and activities are intended for children ages two to seven years old. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Preregistration 2 days prior is HIGHLY encouraged, and required for groups of 8 or more.

Free for Members, ISU Students
Free with admission for the General Public

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Youth & Family
Youth Summer Camp #2: International Mud Day!

Thursday, June 29, 1:00 – 5:00 p.m.

Join us for a jam-packed afternoon full of fun and educational activities celebrating International Mud Day! Explore the properties of mud and the living things found in it, spend time the Greenhouse, Conservatory, and outdoor gardens, and enjoy a few mud-based activities, crafts, games, and more.  Be sure to dress for the mess!   STEAM activities and content great for ages 8-12. Preregistration with payment required by Monday, June 26.

$14 Members
$17.50 General Public
$11.90 ISU Students

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Youth & Family
Discovery Stations: Water Bottle Jelly

Saturday, July 1, 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

While at the Gardens, drop by our Discovery Station for fun activities that engage kids and adults. Throughout the summer, each Discovery Station will explore a different animal included in the amazing Washed Ashore exhibition. Play a game, create some art, or test a hypothesis while learning about these amazing creatures.

Drop-in program – no registration required.

Free for Members, ISU Students
Free with admission for the General Public

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Events
Independence Day Fireworks

July 3 from 6:00 p.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, the City of Ames and Iowa State University is excited to present the fireworks.

Enjoy the High Society Band on the Events Plaza from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.

Visitors may bring their folding chairs, coolers with food and drinks. No fireworks or sparklers are allowed inside the Gardens.

Reiman Gardens will also be open on July 4th, so bring your family for some fun.

If it rains on July 3, the fireworks will be moved to July 5.

No preregistration required.

Regular admission rates apply during Reiman Gardens' standard hours.

ADMISSION IS FREE FOR EVERYONE FROM 6:00 P.M. UNTIL THE END OF THE FIREWORKS DISPLAY ON JULY 3.

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Youth & Family
Kids Story Time

Thursday, July 6, 10:00 – 11:00 a.m.

*NEW DAY! This much-loved storytelling program has returned with a strong literacy focus every week. Each session features a theme with two or three books read aloud followed by a related activity. Books, crafts and activities are intended for children ages two to seven years old. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Preregistration is required for groups larger than 10 and is highly recommended for everyone else.

Free for members and Iowa State University students
Price of admission for the general public.

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Garden Art Fair

Sunday, July 9, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Reiman Gardens is proud to host their annual Garden Art Fair on Sunday, July 9 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Come enjoy the work of 60 new and returning artists who will be displaying and selling their garden and nature inspired art. These high-quality products include jewelry, painting, pottery, fabric, woodwork, glass, home décor, and much more.

CLICK HERE to view a gallery of sample work by 2017 artists.

While here, visitors can view and buy a variety of high quality art as well as the Gardens’ features: the summer blooms, the Hughes Conservatory, the Christina Reiman Butterfly Wing and the Gift Shop.

Free for members and ISU students
Reduced admission rate for the general public. $7.00 for adults, $6.00 for seniors ages 65+, $3.00 for kids ages 4-17, and free for kids ages 3 and under.

No registration required.

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Photography
Conquering Crappy Light & Color in Photography

2-week program Mondays & Wednesdays beginning July 10, 6:00 – 8:30 p.m.

Sometimes photographers have to shoot in less than ideal lighting situations. This can be particularly intimidating for beginning photographers. Have you been faced with terrible lighting situations, such as harsh midday light, extremely low light, and mixed light? Join Mark Stoltenberg as he offers real-life examples and practical solutions for handling poor light, with solutions that won't break your piggy bank. Class features a fun, hands on style to help you conquer the fear of poor lighting and approach tough lighting situation with confidence!

You will need to bring the following to each class: your DSLR camera with sturdy tripod, and dress for the weather. Beginner Photography or instructor permission is a prerequisite for this class. Registration with pre-payment is required by Wednesday, July 5.

$76 Members
$95 General Public
$64.60 ISU Students

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Education Program
Public Film Showing: Washed Ashore: Art to Save the Sea

Monday, July 10, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Washed Ashore is a non-profit community art project founded by artist and educator, Angela Haseltine Pozzi in 2010. The project, based in Bandon, Oregon, involves collecting, washing, and sorting plastic that has washed up on Oregon beaches, and repurposing it into art that is awakening the hearts and minds of viewers to the global marine debris crisis. Reiman Gardens is the first botanical garden to exhibit a collection of monumental sculptures made from this debris, and we invite you to a free public viewing of this feature-length film to learn more about the project.

No preregistration required.
Free and Open to the Public

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Therapeutic Horticulture
Creative Writing

Tuesdays beginning July 11 for 4 weeks, 6:00 – 7:30 p.m.

With the Gardens as inspiration, engage in writing about what resides within through quiet introspection and reflection. Board-certified movement therapist and arts therapies instructor Camilla Kottman will help participants discover the connections between their inner life and their experiences with the external environment through the five senses. Open to anyone ages 13+. Preregistration with prepayment is required by Friday, July 7.

$36 Members
$45 General Public
$30.60 ISU Students

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