Cooper Christensen – Outdoor Horticulture Intern

Reiman Gardens intern sitting outside on a bench in front of lake helen

Hello Reiman Gardens fans! My name is Cooper Christensen. I am one of the two Outdoor Horticulture Interns for the summer. Currently, I’m about to start my senior year in the Horticulture major with the specific option of study in Landscape Design. In addition, I hope to get my minor in Insect Science.

You’ll see me mostly working around the Hillside Garden, Home Production Garden, Lake Helen, and the new Shade Garden. My leadership experience projects are creating great aquatic plant containers, like the one I’m pictured with here. As well as sprucing up, and planting new varieties of aquatic plants in the lake.

If you see me in the garden and have any questions feel free to stop and ask me! I love to greet and talk to visitors. I know a few things about plants and have some interesting facts about the history of horticulture here at Iowa State. I hope to learn well and be a great member of the team here at Reiman Gardens. Can’t wait to see you here!

– Cooper Christensen