Upcoming Events

Container Water Gardening Workshop

Monday, June 1 from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. Add the sound and sparkle of water, the lushness of water plants, and another ecosystem to your garden! This workshop is an opportunity to learn the right way to set up a container water garden from Jamie Beyer, one of the Midwest’s…


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Sentinel Plant Network First Detector Training

Monday, June 1 from 9:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Reiman Gardens’ staff will take you through the steps to become a certified First Detector, in the ever-increasing effort to detect and diagnose ”high-consequence” pests and pathogens, such as the emerald ash borer and the Asian long-horned beetle. Preregistration is required….


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Nature Journaling Class

This is a 4 week course on Tuesdays beginning May 26, June 2, June 9, and June 16 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Whether you are a budding naturalist, artist, or writer, Reiman Gardens is the ideal setting to observe and record pollinating insects, tropical butterflies, and native flora and…


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Photographic Composition Class

This is a 4 week course on Tuesdays beginning June 2, June 9, June 16, and June 23 from 6:00 to 8:30 p.m. Mark Stoltenberg, of Mark Stoltenberg Photography, wants you to see what he sees. Let the professional help you create stirring and beautiful compositions by learning to examine…


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Black & White Digital Photography Class

This is a 4 week course on Wednesdays beginning June 3, June 10, June 17, and 24 from 6:00 to 8:30 p.m. This course builds on the technical foundations of digital photography, expanding practical skills while also fostering your aesthetic awareness and vision as a photographer. Mark Stoltenberg will help…


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Master Gardener Lecture: Hostas and Their Neighbors

Thursday, June 4 from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. Story County Master Gardener, Don Draper, will discuss hostas with companion plants. Hostas are great plants for many types of shade gardens. Their beauty and features can be enhanced when grown in plant communities containing specific trees, shrubs, perennials and annuals. The…


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Plant and Flower Drawing Class

This is a 6 week course on Thursdays May 21, May 28, June 4, June 11, June 18, and June 25 from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. This six-week beginner course will introduce how to use plants as the subject of art with easy approaches and successive lessons. Learn from artist Megan…


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Youth Program: Plant Pals

Thursday, June 4 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…


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20th Anniversary Celebration

Friday, June 5th from 4:30 to 8:00 p.m. Please join Iowa State University President and Mrs. Steven Leath, Reiman Gardens’ Director Edward Lyon, and Mr. and Mrs. Roy Reiman in celebrating Reiman Gardens’ 20th anniversary. Enjoy dancing under the stars to music by the High Society Big Band. A program…


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Family Friendly 20th Anniversary Celebration

Saturday, June 6 from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Bring your family and friends and help Reiman Gardens celebrate its 20th anniversary.The day will be packed full of family friendly activities. Check out the schedule below for details. 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.  |  Story Teller 10:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m. …


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