Upcoming Events

Floral and Butterfly Watercolor

A four week class on Saturdays June 4, June 11, June 18 and June 25 from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.

Have fun painting watercolor in a comfortable, non-competitive atmosphere with artist and instructor Yvonne Brune. Learn to begin and compose a painting, explore perspective, and handle different subject matter, as you work from life, sketching outside and in the Christina Reiman Butterfly Wing, to expand your skills in drawing, brushwork, color and value, mixing, and washes. No experience necessary!

Preregistration with prepayment is required by Thursday, June 2. Cost is $56 for members and $70 for the general public. Iowa State University students receive 15% off the member price for most education programs at Reiman Gardens. Click the link below to select programs at the member rate, then scroll to the bottom of the page, enter promotion code ‘isu’ and then click “continue.” CLICK HERE to register online or call 515-294-2710.

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Iowa Regional Lily Show held at Reiman Gardens

Saturday, June 25 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Reiman Gardens is pleased to host the Iowa Regional Lily Society’s (IRLS) Annual Lily Show.

Hundreds of lilies from the U.S. and Canada plus a large selection of lily designs will fill the Reiman Gardens’ Events Hall with color and beauty. People from all over Iowa and neighboring states come to visit the show.

The IRLS Lily Show is held in a public place to expose and educate the general public about the various exotic colors, shapes and fragrance of lilies. Visitors will see hundreds of varieties from all over North America.

Learn more about the Iowa Regional Lily Society by clicking here.

While here, visit the tropical Hughes Conservatory, the Christina Reiman Butterfly Wing, and the Gift Shop.

No preregistration is required. Cost is free for members and Iowa State University students with ID. The general public pays $8 for adults, $7 for seniors ages 65+, $4 for kids ages 4-17, and free for kids ages 3 and under.

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Pollinator Fest

Saturday, June 25th from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Visit Reiman Gardens and celebrate National Pollinator Week. There will be many collaborators present to make sure this day is educational and also plenty of fun! Collaborators include: the Iowa State University Pollinator Working Group, the ISU Entomology Graduate Student Organization, and the ISU Graduates in Evolutionary Biology and Ecology.

Admission is free for members and Iowa State University students. The general public pays $8.00 for adults, $7.00 for seniors ages 65+, $4 for kids ages 4-17, and free for kids ages three and under.

CLICK HERE to download a $2.00 off coupon to be used during Pollinator Fest.

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Engineering Shape and Color through Movement

A six week course on Sundays May 15, May 22, June 5, June 12, June 19 and June 26, no class May 29 from 1:30 – 3:00 p.m.

This 6-week STEAM program with Valerie Williams of Co-Motion Dance is focused on interpreting music as color, then using movement to manipulate that color, through integration of technical programming to create a visual background for a dance piece. Beginner instruction provided in ISADORA or Adobe Premier software, as well as dance/movement and color interpretation. Program culminates in a public performance at Reiman Gardens.

Preregistration with prepayment is required by Thursday, May 12. Cost is $144 for members and $180 for the general public. Iowa State University students receive 15% off the member price for most education programs at Reiman Gardens. Click the link below to select programs at the member rate, then scroll to the bottom of the page, enter promotion code ‘isu’ and then click “continue.” CLICK HERE to register online or call 515-294-2710.

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Touching Nature: Sensory Integration

A four week class on Mondays June 6, June 13, June 20, and June 27 from 10:00 – 11:00 a.m.

A new therapeutic horticulture program

Information received through touch, taste, vision, smell, and sound lay the foundation with which a child gains skills, self-confidence, and mastery of his/her body and their environment. Nature-based play activities and fun exercises will challenge your child to respond successfully to the environment and strengthen their sense of touch, sense of balance, and sense of where the body and its parts are in space.  For toddlers with accompanying adults.

Preregistration with prepayment is required by Friday, June 3. Cost is $44 for members and $55 for the general public. Iowa State University students receive 15% off the member price for most education programs at Reiman Gardens. Click the link below to select programs at the member rate, then scroll to the bottom of the page, enter promotion code ‘isu’ and then click “continue.” CLICK HERE to register online or call 515-294-2710.

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Movement Milestones: Expression for Ages 15-18

A four week class on Tuesdays June 7, June 14, June 21 and June 28 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 high school-aged youth. Camilla will evaluate range of motion, and introduce techniques to improve expressed movements. Parental supervision is required.

Preregistration with prepayment is required by Friday, June 3. Cost is $44 for members, and $5 for the general public. Iowa State University students receive 15% off the member price for most education programs at Reiman Gardens. Click the link below to select programs at the member rate, then scroll to the bottom of the page, enter promotion code ‘isu’ and then click “continue.” CLICK HERE to register online or call 515-294-2710.

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Youth Program: Plant Pals

   


Thursday, June 30 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 and eat. Classes are great for kids of all ages to participate in with an adult. Classes are held every other Thursday from May 7 to September 10.

Cost per person is $2 for members, $6 for the general public. Accompanying adults pay regular admission. Iowa State University students receive 15% off the member price for most education programs at Reiman Gardens. Click the link below to select programs at the member rate, then scroll to the bottom of the page, enter promotion code ‘isu’ and then click “continue.” CLICK HERE to register online or call 515-294-2710.

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Discovery Station

   


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

Project: Nature Connects® Blueprints

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 corresponding display garden or activity with LEGO® bricks, as well as interpretation of the 2016 theme “color.”  Visitors can stop by any time to participate, and often leave with a craft or prize.

No preregistration required. Included with the price of admission. Admission is free for members and Iowa State University students. For admission, the general public pays $8 for adults, $7 for seniors ages 65+, $4 for kids ages 4-17, and free for kids ages 3 and under.

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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, in partnership with the Ames Convention & Visitors Bureau Community Grant Program, the City of Ames and Iowa State University is excited to present the Ames 2016 fireworks.

The High Society Big Band will perform from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.

Visitors may bring their folding chairs, coolers with food and drinks, but must keep all fireworks and sparklers outside the fence.

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.

Admission from 9:00 a.m. to 5:59 p.m. is free for members and Iowa State University students. The general public pays $8 for adults, $7 for seniors ages 65+, $4 for kids ages 4-17, and free for kids ages three and under. From 6:00 p.m. until the conclusion of the fireworks, admission is free for everyone.

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Indoor Portrait Photography: Emphasis on Flash

A four week program on Tuesdays July 5, July 12, July 19, and July 26 from 6:00 – 8:30 p.m.

Want to improve your indoor portrait photography and get great shots of family events or pets? Join beloved photo instructor Mark Stoltenberg, for a class exploring the "how-to" of taking great pictures within an indoor setting. Learn proper focusing and shutter speed, as well as the right lighting and the best angles for shooting.

You will need to bring the following to each class: your DSLR camera and sturdy tripod. Beginner Photography or instructor permission is the PREREQUISITE for this class.

Preregistration with prepayment is required by Friday, July 1.  Register early – these classes fill fast! Cost is $72 for members and $90 for the general public. Iowa State University students receive 15% off the member price for most education programs at Reiman Gardens. Click the link below to select programs at the member rate, then scroll to the bottom of the page, enter promotion code ‘isu’ and then click “continue.” CLICK HERE to register online or call 515-294-2710.

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