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There’s always something new going on at the Gardens. Check the latest news, announcements and information here:

Two Reiman Gardens’ Volunteers Recognized by Iowa Governor

October 12, 2017

Two exceptional Reiman Gardens volunteers have been recognized by Governor Kim Reynolds at a ceremony in Pleasant Hill in September. Dorothy Kirkland and Vaughn Speer have been volunteers with the Gardens for almost 15 years. Dorothy has donated almost 1,240 hours and Vaughn almost 2,000. They help in various departments […]

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Director of Reiman Gardens Candidates

October 20, 2014

Four candidates for the Reiman Gardens director position will interview on campus in the coming weeks. The candidates are: Cathryn Hoyt, former research director and executive director, Chihuahuan Desert Research Institute, Fort Davis, Texas Edward Lyon, director, Allen Centennial Gardens, Madison, Wisconsin Patrick Newman, director of programs, Red Butte Garden, […]

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Edward Lyon Name Reiman Gardens’ New Director

December 11, 2014

Edward Lyon has been named director of Reiman Gardens. He succeeds Teresa McLaughlin, who stepped down to manage and market the Nature Connects exhibits that are traveling throughout the country. He will begin his new post on Jan. 20, 2015. Lyon’s responsibilities will include: Providing leadership in operation and continued […]

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Reiman Gardens Receives Grant for Site Planning

September 09, 2013

Award Amount: $95,040; Matching Amount: $96,331 Grant Program: Museums for America Program Category: Community Anchors The Iowa State University of Science and Technology will contract for the design of a site plan for Reiman Gardens. Part of an overall master plan that will be developed for the gardens over the […]

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Treat Yourself to a Show at Stephens Auditorium and Save $5.00

November 14, 2014

Something Great is Waiting in the Wings We’re delighted to announce a very special offer for Reiman Gardens’ visitors and members: Save $5 on any of these great upcoming shows at Stephens. Just complete this form and bring it into Stephens Ticket Office, open Monday-Friday, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 pm. […]

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Reiman Gardens’ Director, Teresa McLaughlin, Steps Down

May 29, 2014

Some popular exhibits — dinosaurs, big bugs, aliens — have appeared at Reiman Gardens over the years. But the most popular exhibit ever was homegrown. Reiman staff’s big idea — sculptures made of LEGO bricks — has blossomed into an entrepreneurial venture that’s appearing in gardens all over the country […]

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App Tracks Butterflies and Attracts Worldwide Attention

January 06, 2014

An app designed by Iowa State University computer engineering students is catching the attention of butterfly researchers and monitors from Ames to Europe. The Unified Butterfly Recorder is a fully functional app for Android phones and tablets available on Google Play store. The app offers the world’s butterfly enthusiasts a standardized and easy-to-use tool for recording data about butterfly population sightings.

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Reiman Gardens’ The Beauty of Britain Tour

February 10, 2014

Don’t miss this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to spend nine days October 16-24 touring Britain’s finest landscapes and landmarks, including London, Windsor Castle, Wisley, Cambridge, Sherwood Forest, Castle Howard, and the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh. Attend a special travel presentation on Tuesday, March 4, at 6:30 p.m. to learn more. To RSVP […]

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Recent Reiman Gift Impacts Reiman Gardens

December 03, 2013

On November 25, Iowa State University Athletics announced a $25 million dollar gift for south end zone work at Jack Trice Stadium, landscaping work that will also address the game day experience and the entryway drive for Reiman Gardens. “In the recently completed Reiman Gardens’ assessment, one of the top […]

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Reiman Gardens – Free Admission on Game Day with your Football Game Ticket

October 03, 2013

Reiman Gardens – Free Admission on Game Day with your Football Game Ticket Cyclone fans, enjoy and explore Reiman Gardens’ on football game days this season. Admission is free to all Iowa State University football ticket holders when you show your game ticket at the main entrance. Reiman Gardens’ is open […]

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