Upcoming Events

Plant Pals

Thursday, July 28 from 10:00 – 11:00 a.m.

Topic: “Weed & Water”

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.

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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Botanical Zendoodle Workshop for Kids

Friday, July 29 from 9:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Kids, join artist and instructor, Sara Merritt, for a fun and colorful workshop exploring this meditative art form through botanical shapes and designs. We will start with some simple coloring and pattern design, then we’ll do some quick doodles in the Christina Reiman Butterfly Wing, and look closely at butterfly wing patterns and plant shapes for inspiration to make one-of-a-kind doodles

STEAM program suitable for ages 6+.

Preregistration with prepayment is required by Thursday, Monday, July 25. Cost is $16 for members and $20 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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Beatrix Potter in Iowa

July 30 from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m.

Join us to celebrate Beatrix Potter’s 150th birthday. Beatrix Potter’s garden and nature focused stories continue to enchant. Reiman Gardens will feature readings of several Beatrix Potter books with related crafts and activities.

While here, visitors can see all of the Gardens’ features including: the summer blooms, the Hughes Conservatory, the Christina Reiman Butterfly Wing and the Gift Shop.

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

For questions call 515-294-2710.

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Discovery Station

Saturday, July 30 from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Project: Nature’s Coloring Book

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 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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Garden Sculpture Screen – Workshop

Saturday, July 30 from 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Create a colorful mixed media sculpture panel for the garden with artists, Pam Dennis and Ryk Weiss. Emboss metal, weave, and wire repurposed materials onto a metal grid.

All materials provided, though you can bring any fun objects to personalize your panel. Participants will need to bring a small hammer, wire cutters, needle nose pliers, and heavy scissors or tin snips.

Preregistration with prepayment required by Thursday, July 28. Cost is $60 for members and $75 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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The Dirt on Gert

Monday, August 1 from 6:00 – 7:30 p.m.

Join Reiman Gardens’ Horticulturist Jessie Liebenguth for a special presentation about the work of Gertrude Jekyll, a significant late 19th century horticulturist whose Arts & Crafts approach to garden design has made a lasting impression on gardeners the world over.

Also a talented painter, photographer, writer, and craftswoman, her attention to detail and color changed the face of home and professional gardening with a focus on individual attention to plant color, culture, and foliage.

Learn about her work and legacy through the lens of Jessie’s own design of the Campanile Garden display, Colour & the Cottage Garden, in bloom this summer at Reiman Gardens.

Preregistration with prepayment required by Friday, July 29. Cost is $12 for members and $15 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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Kids’ Story Time

Tuesday, August 2 from 10:00 – 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.

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

Included with the cost 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. CLICK HERE to register online or call 515-294-2710.

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Pastel Painting

   


A four week course on Wednesdays August 3, August 10, August 17, and August 24 from 6:30 – 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 Fair artist, Yvonne Brune, you'll work with oil pastels as well as soft pastels on a variety of papers that can add texture or color to your painting. All levels of experience are welcome!

Preregistration with prepayment required by Friday, July 29. Cost is $60 for members and $75 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 Summer Camp #3: Earth, Water, and Wildlife

Wednesday, August 3 from 1:00 – 5:00 p.m.

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, and a special visit from birds of prey with the ISU Wildlife Care Clinic!

STEAM activities and content great for ages 8-12. Preregistration with prepayment required by Monday, July 4. Cost is $14 for members and $17.50 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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Reiman Gardens After Hours

Friday, August 5 from 4:30 to 7:00 p.m.

Kick back and relax at Reiman Gardens’ After Hours! This quarterly event is an opportunity to enjoy good company and live music in a beautiful garden setting.

The Bill Martin Group will return to perform playing a mix of jazz plus more. Find out more about the band by clicking here.

ISU Catering will provide the cash bar as well as a Midwest barbeque meal, which includes: barbeque beef, barbeque turkey, (vegetarian option available upon request), and served with potato salad, baked beans, potato chips, coleslaw, and sandwich toppings. Accompanied by iced tea, lemonade, ice water, and buttermilk brownies.

Prepayment and preregistration required by Sunday, July 31. Cost is $16 for members and Iowa State University students. The general public pays $21. If registering after the deadline of July 31, price is $28 for everyone. CLICK HERE to register online or call 515-294-2710.

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