Sydney Weldon – Theme Year at the Gardens

At a public garden in summer in a formal garden with a fountain that has been planted with white and yellow flowers with green leaves

Despite the dry days the Ames area has experienced this summer, water at Reiman Gardens is far from absent! In addition to the brilliant Washed Ashore™ sculptures scattered across the Gardens that illustrate the impact of water pollution on our oceans and the life it sustains, this season’s annual plants and beds are alive with water-inspired hues and designs.

Throughout the Campanile Garden, waves of radiantly colored mints, petunias, summer snapdragons, and Under the Sea® coleus flood the annual beds, while locally crafted art pieces accent the containers in our entry plaza. Within our Herb Garden, fountains overflow with silver falls and creeping jenny into the sea of herbs below, and the Children’s Garden features rubber ducks, bathtubs, shower heads, and a sudsy waterfall for its “Bathtime and Bubbles” theme.

The eye-opening Washed Ashore™ exhibit will be on display through October 31, 2017, and our annual plants will be in bloom through the end of the season. Be sure to stop by and give us a wave!