Upcoming Events

Family Activity: Discovery Stations

Saturday, August 1 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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History of Perfume

Saturday, August 1 from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. The word perfume comes from the Latin phrase, “per fumum” meaning through smoke. Perfumes had many uses and meanings: Sacred, used in the worship of the gods or the burial of the dead; Status, used by athletes, aristocrats, politicians, and royalty; Medicinal,…


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Intermediate Photography Class

This is a 4 week course on Tuesdays & Thursdays, August 4, 6, 11, & 13, from 6:00 to 8:30 p.m. Take your photography to the next level with this four-part class.  Building on concepts from Beginner Photography with practical application and further exploration of the tools, mechanics, and process,…


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Kids’ Story Time

Tuesday, August 4 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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Pastel Painting Class

This is a 4 week course on Wednesdays July 15, July 22, July 29, and August 5 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Expressive lines or smoothly blended techniques offer a wide range of ways to paint with the versatile medium of pastels. In this 4-week course taught by Garden Art…


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Intermediate Photography Class

This is a 4 week course on Tuesdays & Thursdays, August 4, 6, 11, & 13, from 6:00 to 8:30 p.m. Take your photography to the next level with this four-part class.  Building on concepts from Beginner Photography with practical application and further exploration of the tools, mechanics, and process,…


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Summer Camp 3: Earth, Water, and Wildlife

Thursday, August 6 from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. Theme: “Earth, Water, and Wildlife” Join us for a jam-packed afternoon full of fun indoors and out with educational activities focused on the connections between water, animals, and ecosystems! Explore the Gardens and the Christina Reiman Butterfly Wing with games, crafts, snacks,…


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Reiman Gardens After Hours

from 4:30 to 7:00 p.m. The Bill Martin Group will return for our August 7th After Hours Barbeque. ISU Catering will provide a midwest BBQ – with a choice of barbeque beef or black bean burgers. Served with potato salad, baked beans, potato chips, coleslaw, and sandwich toppings. Accompanied by…


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Family Program: Fairy Garden Workshop

from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Create your very own miniature garden for gnomes, fairies, or other nature sprites, using miniature plants, mosses and stones. Join Melissa Peterson from Ted Lare Garden Center in Cummings, for this fun, hands-on, family-friendly workshop, where proper plants, planting & design techniques, care and…


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Perfume Blending Bar

Monday, August 10 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. A fun olfactory romp! Come and make your own fragrance at the Blending Bar with natural perfumer Amanda Feeley. You can name your scent and go home with your own 5ml custom blended perfume. You can re-order your custom blend from Amanda…


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